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CCleaner Alternatives

One of the most well known hard drive cleaning utilities out there, CCleaner has earned its reputation from being free and easy to operate, with clear indications of what's being deleted and how much free space your hard drive is set to gain from the process.

A highly recommended Windows and Linux alternative to CCleaner by our community can be found in BleachBit, which is also open source and purported to be more thorough. Of course, there are many other alternatives for Windows, Linux, and macOS, as well as available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

CCleaner alternatives are mainly System Cleaners but may also be Duplicate File Finders or Software Uninstallers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CCleaner.
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CCleaner is a system optimization/cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster...

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  1. BleachBit icon

    BleachBit

    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Blackberry
    • PortableApps.com
    140 alternatives to BleachBit 

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk.

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    1.  Ad-freeBleachBit doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Privacy focusedBleachBit is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  PortableBleachBit can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  LightweightBleachBit consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Almost everyone thinks BleachBit is a great alternative to CCleaner.
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    JohnFastman

    BleachBit is open source and does a thorough job of deleting various files that could reveal what you've been up to, from cookies to temporary files and other junk. It can't replace CCleaner on Mac, but on Windows and Linux it is arguably better and more trustworthy.

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    Guest

    Simplicity and the fact that it's Open Source and the flexibility of the software, because it's the only one which adapt his functionnality to the environment !

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    Guest

    It's open source and privacy focused along free software with multiplartform support

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    mARCUS420

    Simple, Fast, Open source, Ad-free

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    JohnDangerbrooks

    While still not a perfect alternative, it has many of CCleaner's features and none of its malicious behavior.

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    elrey741

    really awesome open source alternative, and also allows you to script the cleaning process through the CLI, which helps when you have to do it a lot.

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    4tygrit

    Fast, efficient, thorough.

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  2. Glary Utilities icon

    Glary Utilities

    • Windows
    • Android
    243 alternatives to Glary Utilities 

    Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

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    Most users think Glary Utilities is a great alternative to CCleaner.
    brandontaylor2015

    Glary Utilities, to my knowledge, has not been hacked and packed with malware.

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    zerush

    It's not just a good alternative to CCleaner, it's even better than this. I can not confirm the Bundleware, at least not since a long time ago, even File Puma, Glary's own page is a highly recommended site to find and download software of all kinds.

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    Guest

    Many useful tools and good cleaning capabilities. I love this software much

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    moji

    Much more tools available.

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  3. PrivaZer icon

    PrivaZer

    • Windows
    67 alternatives to PrivaZer 

    PrivaZer is a free tool for cleaning and PC confidentiality, which cleans unnecessary tracks with deep and thorough scanning, it's worth it!

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    1.  PortablePrivaZer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Delete Temporary FilesYou can use PrivaZer to delete temporary files to clean up and optimize your system.
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    Almost everyone thinks PrivaZer is a great alternative to CCleaner.
    Guest

    I'm really surprised how something this good can be free and most importantly ad-free. Definitely going to donate to keep up the good work! Thumbs up

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    mohamuza

    I use PrivaZer, it takes longer time to finish but it's effective.

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    Guest

    I have never heard of this before so I checked it out this program is super extensive. it does have a donors version but it has everything unlocked not sure what the donor version does. But it does not beg you to pay like CCleaner. It has many option's for cleaning you will enjoy if you are a nerd or just basic home use. I will be ditching CCleaner for this and Fully recommend this to all my friends from now on!

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    Guest

    it scans almost everything is like ccleaner but free

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    Guest

    An amazing tool that baffles me as to why more people don't use it!

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  4. Clean Master icon

    Clean Master

    • Windows
    140 alternatives to Clean Master 

    Clean Master for PC is a cleaner of junk files and a computer optimizer. The desktop tool removes invalid, temporary, and cache files that tend to slow down a device. It targets over 500 applications and cleans software junk left behind.

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    The Android version of Clean Master was removed by Google in 2020 from the Play Store including all Cheetah Mobile's apps "for violating our disruptive ads policy and disallowed interstitial policy."

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    Clean Master vs CCleaner opinions
    Most users think Clean Master is a great alternative to CCleaner.
    AndrewFNAF

    Clean Master has been very useful on Android until Google decided to remove it from the Play Store. I still recommend Clean Master, for it has a nice interface, simple installation, clean design and trusted functionality.

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    Guest

    It just does the tasks that you want it to do,VERY fast,and VERY efficient.In my view,the ONLY program that is better than this at what it does is Kerish Doctor.

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  5. CleanMyMac X icon

    CleanMyMac X

    • Mac
    30 alternatives to CleanMyMac X 

    CleanMyMac scans every inch of your system and safely removes gigabytes of junk in just two clicks. Free up storage on your Mac and boost its performance — CleanMyMac finds 74 GB of junk on an average computer.

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    1.  Malware AnalysisCleanMyMac X can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
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    Most users think CleanMyMac X is a great alternative to CCleaner.
    Guest

    Not a good alternative, seems like a bait and switch company. Got a really bad feeling with their free trial and deleted immediately.

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    alteer8

    The best thing money can buy for system cleaning on Mac

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    Guest

    Cleaner has ads and owned by Avast advertises for their business

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  6. Czkawka icon

    Czkawka

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    110 alternatives to Czkawka 

    Czkawka is a simple, fast, written in Rust and easy to use app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.

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    1.  Dark ModeCzkawka supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Command line interfaceCzkawka either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    arelatensis

    It is deduplicator, not cleaner. Alternative to FSlint. Not to CCleaner or BleachBit

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    SD Maid

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    134 alternatives to SD Maid 

    File manager, search tool, removes orphaned files, freeze/reset/remove apps, optimize databases, find big files.

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    1.  Root requiredRequires root to use SD Maid, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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    Most users think SD Maid is a great alternative to CCleaner.
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    Stacer

    20 alternatives to Stacer 

    Stacer is an open source system optimizer and application monitor that helps users to manage entire system with different aspects, its an all in one system utility.

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    Discontinued

    The last version (1.1.0) is from May 2019.

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  9. Wise Disk Cleaner icon

    Wise Disk Cleaner

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    93 alternatives to Wise Disk Cleaner 

    Wise Disk Cleaner is a quick and safe junk file cleaner. The advanced scan engine will quickly locate junk files in your system and remove them safely. By deleting temporary and junk files, it increases available disk space and improves your system performance.

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    1.  PortableWise Disk Cleaner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think Wise Disk Cleaner is a great alternative to CCleaner.
    Guest

    Multi tools for caring PC.

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  10. Advanced SystemCare icon

    Advanced SystemCare

    139 alternatives to Advanced SystemCare 

    Advanced SystemCare, all-in-one PC optimization utility, specializes in ONE-Click solutions to detect, clean, repair, speed up and eventually protect PC. This "must-have" tool is 100% safe with no adware, spyware or viruses.

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    1.  Privacy focusedAdvanced SystemCare is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    Bundleware

    The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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    Some users think Advanced SystemCare is a great alternative to CCleaner, some don't.
    Guest

    It does a much better job of cleaning than all the others

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