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Wipe 2011, Privacy And Tracking Focused CCleaner Alternative

If you ask Windows users which temporary file cleaning program they use then the chance is high that you get CCleaner as the answer. The popular tool has not lost any of […]

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CCleaner Network Professional

CCleaner is an indispensable tool for many Windows users to clean up temporary files and other leftovers on the system. The core benefit here is that running the program regularly frees up […]


How to Automate Disk Cleanup using CCleaner

The Windows operating system should have several different maintenance tasks performed on a regular basis. It is easy to forget to do these things and many users don’t do them at all. […]


CCleaner Updated, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4 Support Added

CCleaner is without doubt one of the most popular Windows system maintenance tools. It is not just one single feature that makes the application that popular, more a combination of several features. […]


CCleaner Update Brings Windows 7 SP1 Support

The popular temporary file cleaner CCleaner has just been updated by the developing company Piriform. The latest iteration of CCleaner brings support for the first Windows 7 Service Pack, Internet Explorer user […]


ClearProg, CCleaner Alternative For Windows

When it comes to cleaning temporary files in Windows, the tool of choice for many is Crap Cleaner, better known as CCleaner. CCleaner came just out in a new version, and every […]

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Moo0 DiskCleaner, CCleaner Alternative

Many programs and system services save temporary data on the hard drive. A few popular examples are Internet browsers such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, Office programs like Word or […]

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CCleaner Auto Updater

CCleaner is probably the most popular temporary file and data cleaner in the Windows operating system. The developer updates the program regularly, and CCleaner notifies the user about updates, but does not […]

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CCleaner Enhancer Adds 200+ Rules To CCleaner

CCleaner itself is a very handy tool to clean temporary files in the Windows operating system. It's customizability is one of its greatest strengths, as it provides the functionality to add custom […]


How To Install And Use CCleaner

The recent release of CCleaner 2.30 provided us an opportunity to take a closer look at the popular temporary files cleaning tool, which we last review in October 2009. Note: The most […]

Run CCleaner With One Mouse Click

Click&Clean is a software program for users who like to optimize their workflow to the maximum. The software adds a link in the Windows Quick Launch bar that executes CCleaner with one […]

Add new Applications to CCleaner

While I was researching one topic I stumbled upon another that is related to CCleaner that might be of interest to everyone who is using that application. CCleaner comes preinstalled with the […]

Run CCleaner automatically on all accounts

CCleaner is one of the most popular tools that cleans a lot of "crap" on your system, hence the name Crap Cleaner. Most files that get cleaned are temporary files like those from the browser cache, Windows cache but also information like the browser history or recent documents that have been opened.

CCleaner 2.0 beta

I decided to uninstall the old CCleaner version that I had installed on my system and replace it with the first CCleaner 2.0 beta version which was released just a few days ago. The new CCleaner version was rebuild from scratch in C++ adding Windows Vista, 64-bit and portable support to this excellent software.

Crap Cleaner (CCleaner) a second look

Crap Cleaner has been released in a new version just a day ago and I decided to take another look at it. I removed all options during installation except the one that would create a start menu entry in Windows - no need for additional toolbars on my system. I especially wanted to take a look at the Issues tab which someone mentioned in the comments sometime ago.

The Issues tab in Crap Cleaner scans the registry for missing shared dlls, activex issues, unused file extensions, obsolete software and many more entries and displays them after finishing the scan. You may then click on fix all issues which prompts to backup your registry before continuing. After that the first issue is displayed with information why Crap Cleaner decided it is one.

Distrowatch Top 5 Distributions review: MX Linux

It was suggested by some Ghacks visitors that I do a review of the current top 5 Distributions listed on the popular ranking (based on hits to the distrowatch site, not downloads) […]

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Avast SecureLine VPN: lacks features and relatively expensive as a standalone product

Avast SecureLine VPN is a commercial VPN product by Avast, a company known for security products such as Avast Free Antivirus or Ultimate, and CCleaner. The VPN solution is included in Avast […]

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NortonLifeLock and Avast Merger would create a new cyber security behemoth

Avast could soon become part of NortonLifeLock, provided that the shareholders of both companies and regulators approve the deal. The company announced plans for a mixed cash and stock merger on August […]

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Manage Windows 10 Settings with ControlUWP

ControlUWP is a new program for Microsoft Windows devices to manage and control various Windows 10 settings. The application is developed by Builtbybel, known for the Windows 10 app manager Bloatbox, the […]

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PC cleaner and privacy tool Privazer 4.0 released

The developers of the PC cleaner and privacy tool Privazer have released Privazer 4.0, a new major version of the program, recently. I reviewed Privazer back in 2012 for the first time […]

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BleachBit 4.0 released with improvements for cleaning Firefox, Chrome and more themes

I do not advise using System Cleaners, Driver Updaters, and other tools which can screw up your computer. But BleachBit is an exception to this, since it neither tinkers with the registry […]

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Latest Debotnet release introduces cool new features

Mirinsoft released a new version of the company's Debotnet application to tweak Windows to the public yesterday.  We reviewed Debotnet in late 2019 when it was released initially and then again last […]

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Windows 10 Privacy: Debotnet 0.5 update brings massive improvements

Debotnet 0.5.2 is the latest version of the Windows 10 privacy tool. We reviewed the initial version of Debotnet here on Ghacks in December 2019 and concluded that it was a promising […]

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Avast shuts down Jumpshot

Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek announced today on the official Avast blog that the company will shut down Jumpshot, a subsidiary which sold data provided by Avast products to third-party companies. Avast, best […]

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Back to Basics: How to block Windows programs from accessing the internet

Today, in our Windows 10 beginner's guide series, we'll be looking at how to block Windows programs from accessing the internet. Tip: check out some of the previous parts of the series, […]

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First Look at the Windows disk cleaner Clean Space

Clean Space is a free (and professional) software program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to remove temporary storage from the computer's hard disks. The application works similarly to other PC cleaners such […]

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A look at MX Linux 18.3

I’ve been doing a little bit of distrohopping in the last week or so to take a look at new systems being developed and to try a few I haven’t had a […]

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PSA: Don't use system cleaners, they won't speed up your PC

Every time someone asks me to fix a slow computer I almost certainly get a question about a program that I'd recommend to speed up the system. I hate these kinds of […]

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How to disable the email signature in Avast Free Antivirus

People often ask me which antivirus I recommend, and while I suggest Windows Defender (and uBlock Origin) for most people on Windows 10, I have wondered how other programs fare. Earlier this […]

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Microsoft: Windows 10 Your Phone app is too important to be uninstalled

Ah, Windows 10 and the applications that are included with the operating system by Microsoft. Windows 10 ships with a bunch of first-party native applications like Paint 3D, Weather, Sports, Print 3D, […]


A look at BleachBit 2.2

BleachBit is a long standing free alternative to CCleaner and other commercial system cleaners. The open source program was updated to version 2.2 recently. That, and the fact that some people don't […]

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Avast 18.8 is the last version for Windows XP and Vista

Security giant Avast Software published version 18.8 of its consumer-oriented security products for Windows recently. The company, which acquired AVG back in 2016 and Piriform, maker of CCleaner in 2017,  released Avast […]

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Windows 10 version 1809: pay attention to Disk Cleanup settings

Disk Cleanup is a useful tool integrated in Windows that users may run to delete temporary files and old data to free up storage space. Microsoft revealed plans recently to deprecate the […]

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Microsoft confirms Disk Cleanup tool deprecation in Windows 10

Microsoft announced plans to deprecate the classic Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 10 on the official Windows and Windows Server storage blog. When Microsoft released Windows 10 it made its intentions clear […]

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Free up disk space automatically on Windows 10 with Storage Sense

Storage Sense is a relatively new feature of the Windows 10 operating system that users may enable to free up disk space by having Windows 10 delete files automatically on the system. […]

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Avira Privacy Pal first look

Security company Avira, best know for its antivirus products, launched Privacy Pal yesterday which promises to reveal privacy issues on Windows, prevent (select) tracking on the device, and remove digital traces it […]

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CloneApp: backup Windows program settings

CloneApp 2.0 is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to back up preferences, settings and other data of supported applications. Windows users have access to plenty of backup programs to back […]

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The end of Disk Cleanup? Free Up Space Now appears in Windows 10 Settings

Disk Cleanup is a handy system utility that is built-in to Windows. It can be used to delete temporary files, some logs, the Recycle Bin, and previous Windows installations. The latter is […]

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BleachBit 2.0 temporary file cleaner review

BleachBit 2.0 is a new version of the temporary cross-platform file cleaner that is often compared to Piriform's CCleaner application for Windows. BleachBit 2.0 is a major release; the last stable version […]

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XTR Toolbox review

XTR Toolbox is an open source program for Windows to tweak, clean and optimize the operating system. You can download and run the tool without installation but need to know that it […]