CCleaner removes the junk from your hard drive or SSD.

Want to clean and optimize your PC? You’ve probably heard of CCleaner, arguably the world’s most popular tool for doing the job. It cleans out temporary files, cleans the Windows Registry, erases browser histories, and so on. The big news is CCleaner Version 4.05 now cleans Windows Event Logs and includes support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview. It also has been updated with enhanced Intelligent Cookie Scan, and improved the cleaning for Internet Explorer 11 and QuickTime.

In short, CCleaner the ultimate system-cleaning tool, just got better. It’s still free, thankfully!

As with any tool of this kind, I strongly recommend making a full system backup and creating a new system-restore point before using it. Better safe than sorry!

Note: CCleaner includes the option to install Google Chrome and make it your default browser. You will have to uncheck two checkboxes if you don’t want this to happen.