Open Source 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 Small BleachBit iconBleachBit, 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.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 3/6/2020 8:44:00 AM

Alternatives to CCleaner for all platforms with Open Source License

  • BleachBit

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. Rid your system of old clutter including cache, cookies, Internet history, localizations, logs, temporary files, and broken shortcuts. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean Adobe Acrobat Reader DC , APT, Bash, Beagle, Chromium, Epiphany, https://alternativeto .

    • Does everything needed and open source Guest • Apr 2019 • 13 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. elrey741Mar 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 ! Guest • Oct 2016 • 21 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 19 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It supports all/most operating systems (including Linux - which doesn't get enough credit) and it is an open source software. Guest • Apr 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great that it's open source, however it tends to be relatively slow at actually deleting some types of data. It does warn you, but it should be performing much quicker on an i7 6700k OC'd, with an M.2 drive. Guest • Oct 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While still not a perfect alternative, it has many of CCleaner's features and none of its malicious behavior. JohnDangerbrooksApr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • BB is Free (Libre) and Free (gratis). It can be used to free up space in your disks as well as to protect your privacy by deleting cookies, flash cookies, log files and similar. And because it's free (gratis) it does not include bloatware, malware, spyware commercials or anything of that sort. Guest • Jan 2018 • 12 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • BlechBit is not just a good alternative; it is the only alternative between the random assortment of items I see here. Guest • Jul 2019 • 4 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not enough options and wipes extra settings in Chrome, like it closes all bookmark folders that are tedious to re-open as I need. It's just not similar enough, not that it's bad for most users. Guest • Jul 2019 • 3 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • much better than ccleaner after ccleaner got bought by avast. has multiple options and more ways to clear hdd/ssd space than ccleaner. Guest • Nov 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does not clean Opera history and probably same is with Chrome. i did not check chrome. Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • portable version does not require an install Guest • Jun 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Coming from Linux, seems to clean a lot of things in Windows. Don't check all the function, read the hints for each one ! I never had trouble with this soft at the time. adresweb2bJun 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • As said its better in windows i used it,it doesnt have a pretty apparience but it does its job Guest • May 2017 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • BleachBit only cleans the profile of the person logged in. It does not clean multiple users. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Awesome piece of software, quite useful. Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blackberry PortableApps.com

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  • FSlint

    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.

    • Barely similar. Their feature set is mutually exclusive. One can have both. Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Cache Cleaner

    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.

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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  • LTE Cleaner

    Tired of the abundance of phone cleaners on the play store? Tired of them being extremely shady? Tired of them doing nothing? Tired of ads? Tired of having to pay? Me too. Android API 23+ (Marshmallow) no longer allows apps to clean other app's caches, thus the claim of cleaners clearing them is completely false. The only thing they can clean: log files, temporary files, and empty folders. All three LTE Cleaner wipes.

    Free Open Source Android

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  • Monolingual

    Monolingual is a program for removing unnecessary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • AppleJack

    AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use. Using AppleJack, you can repair your disk, repair permissions, validate the system's preference files, and get rid of possibly corrupted cache files. In most cases, these operations can help get your machine back on track.

    • Discontinued
      This project has not had an updated release since about 2010, and does not work on macOS Catalina

    Free Open Source Mac


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