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Free CCleaner Alternatives

The best free alternative to CCleaner is BleachBit, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to CCleaner and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to CCleaner are Glary Utilities, PrivaZer, Clean Master and SD Maid.

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.
This page was last updated May 23, 2022
CCleaner
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • Android Tablet

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blackberry
    • PortableApps.com

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

    BleachBit vs CCleaner opinions
    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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    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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    It's open source and privacy focused along free software with multiplartform support

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    mARCUS420

    Simple, Fast, Open source, Ad-free

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    JohnDangerbrooks

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

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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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.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  2. Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

    Glary Utilities vs CCleaner opinions
    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.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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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.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    Many useful tools and good cleaning capabilities. I love this software much

    Positive comment about 6 years ago
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    moji

    Much more tools available.

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

    PrivaZer vs CCleaner opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PrivaZer is a great alternative to CCleaner.

    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

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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    mohamuza

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

    Top positive comment  about 2 years ago
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    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!

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    it scans almost everything is like ccleaner but free

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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    An amazing tool that baffles me as to why more people don't use it!

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  4. Clean Master is an all-in-one cleaner app on Android for cleaning app cache, unused files, residual files, search history and uninstalling apps.

    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.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    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.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  5. SD Maid

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

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

    Most users think SD Maid is a great alternative to CCleaner.


  6. Wise Disk Cleaner

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    Wise Disk Cleaner vs CCleaner opinions
    Most users think Wise Disk Cleaner is a great alternative to CCleaner.

    Multi tools for caring PC.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  7. 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.

    Bundleware

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

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

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

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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  8. Czkawka is a simple, fast, written in Rust and easy to use app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.

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    arelatensis

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

    Negative comment 6 months ago
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  9. OnyX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some Apple applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic...

    OnyX vs CCleaner opinions
    Most users think OnyX is a great alternative to CCleaner.

    To compare Onyx with CCleaner is like comparing an apple to a CPU. They are incomparable.

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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    wonderwarthog

    Onyx is basically a GUI tool for all the housekeeping tools that macOS has on the command line. It will allow you to reset/clean up and clear most of the caches and tools that are in macOS, but have no dedicated GUI. In so far it is a "safe" choice, because it doesn't do anything that isn't provided for by the OS itself, it just offers a GUI and all the tools in one place. And for free. What's not to love?

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  10. Stacer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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