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. KCleaner is designed to be the most efficient Hard Disk cleaner, tracking every useless byte in order to give you all the resources you may need for your documents, music, pictures, movies,...
    2. Free Security Protection and Speed Booster for Mobile Phone Trusted by 200 million users, 360 Security is the only all-in-one speed booster and antivirus app that optimizes your background apps, memory space, junk(cache) files and battery power, while keeping your device safe...
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    3. HDShredder by Miray Software deletes entire hard disks, partitions or other storage media securely and according to international standards if desired. Safely recycle your hard drive!.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      An average Mac users have around 5-20 GB of junk and keeping your Mac in neat shape can be hard, as various accumulated junk and clutter begin to take residence on your system over time.
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    4. Windows Slimmer is the best free software that will slim your Windows down to save space and speed up your computer’s overall performance by optimizing different Windows settings.

      Bundleware

      The installer will promote you with already checked options to install extra software (namely: Shield Defense AdBlocker for Chrome, Auslogics BoostSpeed and Auslogics Driver Updater)

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    5. FCleaner is a freeware all-in-one Windows disk and registry cleaning and optimization tool. It removes unused files and invalid registry entries that are eating up your disk space and slowing your system down, tweaks your system and allows your system to run faster.
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    6. 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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    7. Power Clean provides you with the smallest, fastest and 100% green cleaner & optimizer you'll ever know. Highlights of Power Clean - Light: 1MB size to save your storage. - Speed: The fastest engine scan and clean junk files in light speed.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      FastTasks 2 provides a number of useful functions, including at-a-glance display of key system info, fast toggle of invisible files, free memory, automatic removal of login items, and scanning for troublesome apps and files.
    8. MacClean is your free yet excellent Mac cleaner app, allowing you to speed up OS performance, keep internet surfing privacy safe, and best of all, free up space on all your Mac in few clicks.
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