By using software and the Internet you get more and more unnecessary files on your hard disk. By browsing the Internet your hard disk is getting full because of the cookies and the visit pages will be caches. All unwanted files can be removed from the computer using the free software CCleaner. This program is deleting Internet files, cookies, history, recycle bin etc. It also has the ability to clean the registry and uninstall programs what you don’t use anymore.
The latest version of CCleaner 3.15 has been released. In the first place, Google Chrome, Firefox and several variants are better cleaned, so that are fewer Internet traces. Ccleaner is available in multiple languages.
How to use CCleaner
First of all you have to download CCleaner if you don’t have it yet. While downloading, you can choose whether you want to open / run or save. If you save it on your hard disk you can run the installer some other time. When you choose Run, it will run right away without saving the installer. Once it start to install you have the option to choose the language.
You can find the program on your desktop, but also in the Start menu under Programs. Double click to start the program. This doesn’t starts cleaning yet, you can get everything set before CCleaner cleans up. On the left you will see four tabs, with the names Cleaner, Registry, Tools and Options. There are the three categories of files that CCleaner will clean up. On the right you will see a section called Progress, which is still empty.
First select the Cleaner tab, you will see a lot of choices to choose from, just enable what you want to delete, you can also use the default settings. On the top you can select the Applications tab to see more applications to clean up. On the bottom you have 2 buttons Analyze and the clean button. Click on Analyze and after a while you will see a summary of what can be cleaned. Disable the files you don’t want to remove, and click the Run Cleaner button. and all the files will be removed.
The Registry tab is more for the advanced user, make sure you will make a backup first, it will ask you to do this. Click on Scan for issues, after a while you will see a list with missing dll’s and unused file extensions. Disable the files you don’t want to remove. Click Fix selected Issues to remove them.
In this tab you can uninstall programs on your hard disk and set startup programs, make sure you choose the right program you want to remove. This feature is also the same as in Windows, so I don’t know why it’s also included in this program. You can choose this feature but you can also use it if you have more experience using Windows. In this tab you can uninstall programs, set the startup programs, system restore and Drive wiper.
The options tab is for settings and advanced settings, here you can select the drive you want to clean.
CCleaner will remove temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. In Windows it cleans Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files, Log files and Registry. This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses. The makers of CCleaner made also a program called Recuva which recover deleted files that you accidentally removed from your computer.
Release v3.15 features:
- Added Chrome Canary Omnibox search shortcut cleaning.
- Added option to only clean Recycle Bin files deleted more than 24 hours ago.
- Improved Firefox History cleaning.
- Improved Analysis results for Firefox and Chrome cookies and cache.
- Improved Driver Wiper feedback for successful operations.
- Improved thread synchronization algorithm to avoid possible deadlocks.
- Updated Chrome Canary Saved Form Information cleaning.
- Updated Chrome Canary Saved Passwords cleaning.
- Updated Aurora History cleaning.
- Added cleaning for Camtasia Studio 7.0, CoffeeCup HTML Editor, Ashampoo Burning Studio 11, Any Video Converter Ultimate, ConvertXToDVD, Freemake Video Downloader, Audio Converter and Video Converter.
- Improved cleaning for Windows Log Files and MS Search.
- Improved file size detection algorithm for Recycle Bin.
- Minor bug fixes.
Source CCleaner Version History