CCleaner does not remove spyware or any malware.  It only scans the computer for files that can be optimized to make the computer run faster.

For users who are new to the CCleaner program, in addition to browser tracks cleaning it will clean tracks from other programs, empty your recycle bin, delete temporary files, and clean your Registry, quickly scanning for invalid entries before removing them.

CCleaner will also back up your Registry before you hit delete, in case it accidentally removes a crucial component. There’s also a basic, somewhat rudimentary uninstaller for removing any program on your machine. What Registry entries it doesn’t catch, the main Registry checker will, but it’s a two-step process that dedicated uninstallers handle nicely on their own.

You can download CCleaner to try it out.

However, since you need to be somewhat computer savvy with CCleaner – I recommend you try and download Registry Mechanic by so you do not delete the wrong system files.  Registry Mechanic is a one step scan process and fully automatic – if you want it to, unlike CCleaner that requires a multi-step process prone to human errors.

-Nils Rognerud
San Francisco, California, USA

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