Open Source CCleaner Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to CCleaner for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is BleachBit, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to CCleaner and loads of them is available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to CCleaner are Glary Utilities (Freemium), PrivaZer (Freemium), Clean Master (Freemium) and Wise Disk Cleaner (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 4, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks BleachBit is a great alternative to CCleaner.
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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 !
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Does everything needed and open source
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      RubiousOctopus Can't clean windows registry
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

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      It's open source and privacy focused along free software with multiplartform support
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      mARCUS420 Simple, Fast, Open source, Ad-free
      Positive comment 8 months 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 over 1 year 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 1 year 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PowerShell
      Speeds up Windows PC and server, by optimizing thread count per present RAM, changing NTFS settings for both performance and reliability, optimizing VSS preallocation, clearing VSS orphan shadows, clearing temp files from all profiles, etc.
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    3. Versatile and portable software designed to clean, tweak and optimize Windows. It's extremely fast and rich with features.
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    4. Little Disk Cleaner is an open source (GPLv3) program written in C# that will remove any unneeded files to free up extra hard drive space and make windows run faster.

      Discontinued

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    5. Cleaning script for command prompt Features +Network Repair +Cleaning +Windows 10 Support
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    6. Crap Killer is a CMD script which uses a Heuristic Detection Algorithm to find and automatically uninstall "crapware" (toolbars and 'coupon printers' for example) from all current versions of Windows.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer updated. Last version, released in September 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    7. Disk Cleaner is a free open source (GPL v2) tool to quickly and easily clean your hard disk from temporary files like those in the system temporary folder, the Internet Explorer Cache and Cookies folder, and the Recycle Bin.

      Discontinued

      Seems to be discontinued. Last version, 1.8.1795 (RC4), was released on September 16th, 2010, but it still downloadable from Sourceforge.

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    8. CleverCleaner can save you work and time and gain a lot of free space on your hard disk. You sometimes don’t know that little files and huge temporary directories are filling up your disk. CleverCleaner can locate these files and delete them.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.1.1, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      PcClean Windows Cleaning Tool.
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