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.

    This page was last updated Sep 4, 2021

    1. System Mechanic automatically repairs errors and fragmentation, cleans out clutter, and tunes up your PC -- so that it runs smoothly, reliably, and up to 300% faster!
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      Some users think System Mechanic is a great alternative to CCleaner, some don't.
      • 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      Last update was in April 2016, and the GitHub repository has been archived.

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    2. Cleanmgr+ is a portable app that builds upon the Microsoft Disk Clean-up Tool (Cleanmgr.exe) by adding additional features and deleting more junk than the Disk Clean-up Tool.
    3. A set of more than 20 software utilities including but not limited to utilities that can help you get the best performance out of your computer. It also provides an automatic and a one click solution to keep your computer clean and error free.
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      I've used it since the early 2000s without any issues, it simply does the job you tell it to without taking over your system like many of the others try to do.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. Clean your windows installer directory.
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    5. Anti-Twin is a small software application which compares files, i.e. it searches for duplicate or similar files on your hard disk drive. All similar or identical files that were found can either be sent to the recycle bin or directly deleted.

      Discontinued

      Last version 1.8d from 2010, see http://www.joerg-rosenthal.com/en/antitwin/

    6. Make your Computer Work Faster Now by using Uninstall Tool! Its a fast, secure and convenient way to remove unneeded applications and system components. Great, powerful and reliable alternative to standard Windows Add/Remove program.
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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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    7. General purpose system modify/repair utility
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