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Open Source CCleaner Alternatives

The best open source alternative to CCleaner is BleachBit. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to CCleaner and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to CCleaner are Czkawka, Stacer, FSlint and LTE Cleaner.

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.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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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.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    4tygrit

    Fast, efficient, thorough.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  2. Czkawka is a simple, fast, written in Rust and easy to use app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.

    Czkawka vs CCleaner opinions
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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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  3. 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.

  4. FSlint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FSlint is a utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem. I.E. unwanted or problematic cruft in your files or file names. For example, one form of lint it finds is duplicate files. It has both GUI and command line modes.

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

    It is mainly deduplicator, detects empty folder, bad file names an so on. It does not clean FS from tramporary and other unneeded files. So it is not alternative to any cleaner programm.

    Negative comment 6 months ago
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    Barely similar. Their feature set is mutually exclusive. One can have both.

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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    o18382

    It can find duplicates files

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  5. LTE Cleaner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    Tired of the abundance of phone cleaners on the play store? Tired of them being extremely shady? Tired of them doing nothing? Tired of having to pay? Me too.

    LTE Cleaner vs CCleaner opinions
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    Open Source, and actually works on every version of Android. It doesn't clean the cache partition, but it does clean usermode cache and temps.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  6. Sweeper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Sweeper helps to clean unwanted traces the user leaves on the system.

    Almost everyone thinks Sweeper is a great alternative to CCleaner.
  7. Clean Me

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    A small macOS app that acts as a system cleaner (logs, cache, …).

    Discontinued

    Application is still available for download, however the Github repo now displays a message stating "This repository has been archived by the owner. It is now read-only."

  8. Tron Script

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Tron is a collection of programs, tools, utilities, and Windows functions that are all scripted together.

  9. Cache Cleaner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Cache Cleaner is an ad-free open source tool for cache cleaning which does not require rooted device. Features native Holo look and feel and fast operation.

    Discontinued

    Last update was in April 2016, and the GitHub repository has been archived.

  10. windows-tools

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PowerShell

    This is a toolset for improvement of performance of Windows desktop and server operating systems. Much gratitude goes to Ponderworthy folks and friends for much input, a good bit of which can be read at notes.ponderworthy.com.

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