CCleaner is one of the most popular cleaning apps on the market. CCleaner works on Macs, Windows PCs and Android smartphones, it is extremely easy to use and also comes in a free version.
The software was developed by the British company Piriform, which is on the market since 2005.
Piriform boasts on CCleaner having 5 million desktop installs per week and a total number of 2.5 billion downloads so far.
What are the benefits of CCleaner?
The software is available in 55 languages, which is one of the reasons why it is so popular.
CCleaner is more than a simple cleaning software. It optimizes your device, helping it have a better overall performance.
Third-party software testing platforms have revealed that CCleaner helps you make your PC boot 53% faster than without using the software. You will also boost your free RAM memory (up to 28% more) and you can free up disk space, up to 34 GB per year and as much as 4 GB upon first use.
How much do you have to pay for CCleaner?
CCleaner comes in two versions: a free one and a paid, professional one.
The Professional version of the software offers three plans: CCleaner Professional, CCleaner Professional Plus for 1 year and CCleaner Professional Plus for 2 years.
CCleaner Professional is priced at $24.95 and for this price you get a 1-year license for 1 PC. The most important features included with this plan are:
- Automatic and instant product updates
- Complete automatic cleaning
- Standard privacy protection
- Priority customer support
- Smart browser cleaning
- Privacy for your browsing- history
- Internet trackers detection and removal
CCleaner Professional Plus comes with licenses that are available for 3 PCs and you can opt for either a 1-year license or a 2-year license.
The price for a 1-year license for 3 PCs is $39.95.
The price for a 2-year license for 3 PCs is $69.95.
CCleaner Professional Plus (regardless of the duration of the license) comes as a bundle of 4 programs, each of them useful for your PC. The 4 programs included are:
- CCleaner Professional
- Defraggler Professional, which is a software that helps you boost the speed of your hard disks
- Recuva Professional, which is a software that helps you recover deleted files
- Speccy Professional, which is a software that monitors your hardware.
All these four combined will make your PC cleaner, faster in terms of booting and performance and will help you free up space on your drive.
Once you choose a plan, you have to fill in a form on their website, providing your email address, full name, country and ZIP code and your payment information. You can pay for CCleaner with credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB), through wire transfer or through PayPal.
The free version of the software (CCleaner) can be a good starting point, too, if you want to test the software, see what it can do and if you want to test the interface. With the free version of the program you can clear your online tracks, free up space on your drive by running a standard cleaning and you benefit from standard privacy protection.