A few months back, we reviewed CCEnhancer
, which is a tool that adds support for additional programs in CCleaner. Previously, CCEnhancer had the ability to add support for 270 (additional) applications for CCleaner, however, it was recently updated with support for up to 500 applications. The extra applications and files that can be removed by updating CCleaner via CCEnhancer include, MS Office saved CEIP data, MS Office Temp and unsaved files, Sun Java files, Google crash reports, additional junk files for widely used applications like Windows Live Messenger, uTorrent, Skype and more.
Piriform’s tool CCleaner has finally been released for Mac
. Currently in beta, CCleaner works just fine on Mac, supporting only two applications Safari and Firefox with slew of other cleaning options to remove Trash items, Recent documents, MRU lists, Temporary folders, Recent application lists and so on. Compared with Windows counterpart, CCleaner for OS X is however not very feature rich but provides Mac users with a quick way to remove junk off their system with a single click. The main UI is quite similar to Windows counterpart, nevertheless, you will see a way less features to clean junk data from your Mac. As stated earlier that it supports Firefox and Safari, you can clean browsing cache, internet history, download history, cookies, and saved form information. Check out CCleaner beta for Mac visuals after the jump.
Windows provides Disk Cleanup as a default junk file removal utility. However, it is not as effective as one might like, therefore, many users resort to alternative third-party software for cleaning system clutter. We have previously covered many free system cleaning utilities which provide multiple benefits such as system maintenance and cleanup. While some are more capable of removing junk files from the system, others seem to be more effective in providing registry fixes and extras like file shredding, trace erasing and malicious file removal. In this post we will analyze the best system utilities and provide you with a conclusion regarding the most effective tool for your PC.
CC Auto Updater
is an auto-updater for all the Piriform applications – Recuva
, CCleaner and Speccy
. The application, as its name implies, is mainly developed to perform distraction free update operations, so you wont have to check for updates and new releases from Pirifom website and install them manually. Just like recently covered Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater
, it works silently in background, ensuring that all Piriform products are up to date. Moreover, you can specify date and time to check for updates and install them (if available) at scheduled intervals. CC Auto Updater automatically detects all the installed Piriform products from Program Files, however, if you’ve installed them on any other location, you can enter the folder path for manual detection.
CCleaner is a famous tool which is widely used for cleaning junk files. It has recently added support for Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9
, as well as many more applications. However, there are still many apps that it currently does not support, which mean that either one has to resort to an alternative tool or wait for a better version of CCleaner. But not if we can help!
is a utility designed to add support for over 270 additional programs to CCleaner. It uses the WinApp2.ini built-in system of CCleaner to add new rules and definitions to the program. These rules are sourced primarily from the Piriform Support Forum, as well as other sources across the internet. CCEnhancer fetches additional definition files and integrates them with CCleaner to provide more enhanced cleaning options.
is a widely used system optimization and privacy tool. As we all know, it works as a system cleaner, MRU list eraser, registry cleaner and can be used to wipe free space from a system. The latest version 3.05 has recently added support for Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4, along with enhanced registry cleaning for obsolete software and junk file removing ability for many widely used applications like iMesh, Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Adobe Air apps, etc. Some of its main improvements include:
- Internet Explorer 9 Support
- Support For Firefox 4
- Registry Cleaning Support for Windows Services and Cleaning of Obsolete Firewall Rules
- Cleaning Support For More Applications
CCleaner has come a long way since its first release as CrapCleaner back in 2005. Recently Piriform released the 3rd version of CCleaner, which includes new advance features and options to enhance the overall cleaning process. According to Piriform, major changes includes 64-bit native EXE written for x64 systems, Drive Wiper tool to securely erase content to free up space on drives, and cleaning support for HTML5 database storage and for MS Silverlight isolated storage.
The latest version of CCleaner supports Office 2010 along with various enhancements and additions. Diving inside, we found that it mostly removes the .LNK files which are shortcuts. Removing them from the registry cleans the clutter but won’t make a huge impact on the system.
CCleaner is the best system and web browser cleaning tool out there. Yesterday we covered an app called AutoCleaner which uses CCleaner to clear all web browser history, cache, temp files, etc on close. Here is another trick using CCleaner which will make it run automatically before shutting down the system, but this time it requires no 3rd party app. Read More
CCleaner is no doubt
the best cleaning app out there but one functionality that is missing is to auto clean the browser’s cache, temporary files, history, etc when closed. Many users use CCleaner to clean up their Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, and IE browsers, so why not automate the whole process?
By now everyone knows that CCleaner is synonymous with System Cleaning just like Google is synonymous with Search. It is one of the oldest system cleaner out there which was first launched back in 2005. Even through CCleaner had the advantage of launching the first ever complete system cleaner at that time, users must note that the real success comes with various factors(which also includes timing).
At AddictiveTips, we have covered some free system cleaners before such as, Comodo System Cleanser, Perfect Utilities, And lots of others. Advanced SystemCare Free(formarly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) is yet another system cleaner but unlike others it comes with a build-in security feature. Read More
To remove unwanted DLLs we must clean the registry, and for this purpose we will use CCleaner
. It is a great tool that comes in both Installer and Portable versions, and apart form cleaning the registry it can also remove temporary files of various browsers and 3rd party tools. Alternatively we will also use DLLArchive.
Run CCleaner and from the left sidebar select Registry, now you will find Shared DLLs on top, make sure it’s checked. Now click Scan for Issues, and after the scan is complete click Fix Selected Issues to remove the DLLs.