CCleaner 3.0 released – Now Native 64 Bit Compatible

imageWhat can you say about CCleaner (the granddaddy of all system cleaners – it’s been around since 2004), that hasn’t already been said of this freeware system optimization, privacy, and cleaning tool.

Even though I have tested a fairly large number of free system utilities, over the years, that offer to improve system performance and help maintain privacy, I always find myself coming back to CCleaner. It’s just hard to beat perfection, and in my view CCleaner is as close to perfect at its assigned task, as a free program can be.

CCleaner removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. As well, it cleans up traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally, it includes a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is – it’s fast; normally taking just seconds to run.

Piriform, the people who bring us not only CCleaner, but Defraggler, Speccy, and Recuva, have just released (October 28, 2010),  the latest version of this venerable utility.

New in Version 3.0

A new 64-bit native EXE designed specifically for 64-bit systems.

A new Drive Wiper tool screen under the Tools section, which allows users to securely erase the contents or free space on a specified drive.

Improved support for Internet Explorer 9 and the Google Chrome browsers.

We have also added improved cleaning support for HTML5 database storage, allowing CCleaner to effectively manage the next generation of web applications.

Additional cleaning support for Microsoft Silverlight Isolated Storage.

We’ve added three new environment variables (%SystemDirectory%, %SystemDirectory32%, and %SystemDirectory64%).

New application icon.

New Intelligent cookie keeping feature.


Running a Hard Disk cleaner such as CCleaner, will help optimize a system by emptying the Recycle Bin, Temporary Setup Files, Downloaded Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, Old Chkdsk Files, Temporary Files, Temporary Offline Files, Offline Files, and more.

System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista Win 7.

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16 responses to “CCleaner 3.0 released – Now Native 64 Bit Compatible

  1. g

    Today is cleanup Saturday so I will be using the new version for the first time today!

    CCleaner is the undisputed heavyweight cleaning champion of the world!!! Great program.

    Nice article Bill.

    • Hey G,

      LOL!! Gotta like your enthusiasm – I totally agree.

      I’m sitting here watching Iowa crushing Michigan State (very weird!!), doing the same type of cleanup as you.



      • g

        I live for college football!!
        GO BEAVERS!!!!!

        • Hey G,

          I’m a little late on this but yeah. my Saturdays are strictly for College ball. A hangover I guess, from the days I spent in High School in the US. Been watching the Ducks kicking ass! And Auburn, and LSU, and………… It’s been a GREAT season so far.



  2. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    Not much I can add to your post, I agree with all of it. CCleaner has stood the test of time.


  3. Jose

    CCleaner and Debbie Harry.

    Mostly Debbie.
    Debbie, Debbie, Debbie…

    Sorry Bill, fell free to erase this post.


    • Hi Jose,


      No, I’ll leave this up. I feel the same way – a very cool lady.



    • Siam

      “CCleaner and Debbie Harry” … that’s just surreal! Although I have to say that both are tried and true performers and I do love them both. However, you’ve now triggered a memory flash and I feel I cannot go another minute without dusting off and cranking up Parallel Lines and Eat to the Beat.

  4. Hi Bill,
    CCleaner has a great reputation of not breaking your system unlike many more aggressive cleaners out there. I like Glary Utilities, but CCleaner is what I recommend to less sophisticated users. Its always done a great job, and I’ve never gotten that panic call after I had someone use it.
    I just did a repair install on a friends system that thought he could use Hijack This casually…
    Take Care and avoid the zombies and trojans this Halloween.

    • Hey Mark,

      Great comment! Particularly liked the casual use of HijackThis. I’m trying to keep a straight face – but it’s not working. 🙂

      Hope you get all the candy you can eat, tonight.



  5. John Bent

    Hi Bill,

    Already got this update courtesy of FileHippo, another great piece of software found through your excellent blogs.

    Also through FileHippo I’ve updated Comodo System-Cleaner, which no longer seems to require a reboot after cleaning. This is great from a time-saving point of view, but I wonder if it means the program is more efficient or less thorough?

    Kind regards


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