CCleaner has a pretty self-explanatory name, although it is more than a simple cleaning software, as you would be inclined to believe. It is more of a complex optimizing tool that improves your device’s performance.
The software is the creation of Piriform. The company is based in the UK and has been around for approximately 15 years.
CCleaner was initially compatible just with Windows but nowadays it is also available for macOS and works on mobile devices as well.
CCleaner comes in two versions: a free one, that can easily be downloaded on their official website and CCleaner Professional, which is more complex and comes in three available plans.
How much does CCleaner Professional cost?
There are three choices if you opt for the paid version of the software:
- CCleaner Professional, a license for 1 year, for 1 PC (we are describing the Windows PC version of the software here), which is priced at $24.95
- CCleaner Professional Plus, licensed for 1 year, for 3 PCs, which is priced at $39.95
- CCleaner Professional Plus, licensed for 2 years, for 3 PCs, which is priced at $69.95
The first and most affordable option includes priority customer support, instant product updates, smart browser cleaning, automatic cleaning, standard privacy protection; internet trackers detection and removal.
The other two plans include several useful programs: the CCleaner Professional software, the Defraggler Professional (it speeds up your hard drive), Recuva Professional (for recovering deleted files) and Speccy Professional (hardware monitoring software).
What does the free version of the software include?
You can also start by downloading the free, simple CCleaner version at first and upgrade as needed. The free version of the software includes only the standard cleaning tool and standard privacy protection. However, it may be useful to get familiar with the interface and start testing the program.
As we’ve mentioned it above, CCleaner is also available for Mac computers and for Android devices.