One is a drive wiping tool that can wipe all the data from your hard drive, but can also scrub only the available free space. As with many of the tools in CCleaner, it's fairly nuanced and allows for a simple one-pass overwrite, a Department of Defense-level three-pass option, a National Security Administration-level seven-pass cleaning, and a 35-pass Gutmann-level deep scrub. The more passes you select, the slower the deletion process. Another key improvement to CCleaner 3 has been adding more options to pre-existing features. You can now select specific Internet cookies to keep, across all your browsers, while CCleaner deletes the rest in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari. The benefit of this is to keep cookies for specific sites that you know to be safe, such as webmail, while getting rid of the rest that you don't want tracking you. Note that your browser must be closed for the cookie-deleting feature to work.
Along with these primary enhancements, the application is also improvised with some UI changes, offering the same but more spruced-up interface. It also includes a new intelligent cookie keeping functionality while improved support for IE9 and Google Chrome is also provided. Another noteworthy improvement is support for latest AVG Antivirus 10.0, Audacity, LogMeIn, BitTorrent and Windows Game Explorer. Furthermore, now 64-bit system users can clean Windows Log files without facing any problems, as Windows 64-bit Log files cleaning has also been re-worked to give the best cleaning results.
Installing CCleaner is simple and easy. 1st download the file from the link below. Then run it. You will be prompt to select a language. Select English and click Ok
Then click next until the following menu appears.
Here you can customize your settings. Note that you can change it as your will.
Lets take a brief look at all changes
The Drive Wiper tool can be accessed from Tools window, just click Tools in left sidebar followed by Drive Wiper in navigation pane. It offers two options to wipe local drives and any connected external storages – Free Space Only and Entire Drive. As their name implies, Free Space option will remove redundant data, zero bytes files/folders whereas Entire Drive will look through the whole drive and securely clean the drive accordingly. As as far as meeting the security standards are concerned, it also lets you choose algorithm from given list which includes; Simple Overwrite, DOD 5220.22-M (3-passes), NSA (7 passes), and a staunch file shredding Gutmann algorithm with 35-passes.
For the first time usage, you will be prompted to enable intelligent cookie removal. This will exclude all those cookies which contain login details. However, if you need to keep cookies of some websites or any visited location, open Option window, click Cookies, and from Cookies to Delete list, move all websites which you want to exclude from cookies removing process to the Cookies to Keep list.
From Cleaner > Applications, you will see new additions in application list, such as BitTorrent, Microsoft Silverlight, Audacity, Windows Game Explorer, you can now remove all the junk files of respective applications.
Along with these apparent improvements, it brings a great deal of changes and advancements which will improve the overall cleaning experience. You can review the detailed changelog here. The latest version was tested on Windows 7 x86 system while it supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit OS versions are supported).
For users who are new to the 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.
Here’s the full change list for the curious:
- New CCleaner 64-bit native EXE.
- New UI graphics and icons.
- New internal scanning architecture.
- New Drive Wiper tool screen under Tools section.
- New Intelligent cookie keeping functionality.
- Improved support for IE9.
- Improved support for Google Chrome.
- Improved HTML5 Database Storage cleaning.
- Added support to clean Microsoft Silverlight Isolated Storage.
- Added support for AVG AntiVirus 10.0, Audacity, LogMeIn Hamachi, BitTorrent and Windows Game Explorer.
- Improved support for Vuze.
- Added new environment variables: %SystemDirectory%, %SystemDirectory32% and also %SystemDirectory64%.
- Improved Registry backup to address problems when saving values.
- Improved cleaning Windows Log Files for 64-bit OSs.
- Many UI improvements and bug fixes.