CCleaner is one of the most popular Windows system maintenance program. Piriform, the developers of CCleaner has released a minor but very important update, CCleaner version 3.05. The update now includes full support for recently-released browsers, Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4.
The updated version of this app now has better registry scanning for unused file extensions, obsolete software references, and invalid BHOs. The improved registry cleaner now has trimmed out old Firewall entries and added a lot more third-party cleaning rules. You can view the full range of changes present in the latest version below.
If you are installing the application for the first time, you will get a dialog box (see screenshot below) asking you, if you want to Intelligently scan for cookies to keep. This function allows the application to keep your persistent login cookies for websites such as Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail.
Full Features in CCleaner 3.05
- Added support for Internet Explorer 9.
- Added support for Firefox 4.0.
- Added Internet Explorer Cached Feeds cleaning.
- Added Internet Explorer Add-ons Statistics cleaning.
- Added iTunes cookie management.
- Added Opera cleaning for saved/opened directories paths.
- Improved Firefox/Mozilla Saved Password cleaning.
- Improved Intelligent cookie keeping functionality.
- Improved Registry cleaning for Obsolete Software.
- Improved Registry cleaning for Unused File Extensions.
- Added Registry cleaner for Windows Services.
- Added cleaning for obsolete Firewall Rules.
- Added detection of invalid Browser Helper Objects.
- Added new environment variables for user documents. (i.e.
%CommonDocuments%, %CommonMusic%, %CommonPictures%, %CommonVideo%, %MyDocuments%, %Documents%, %MyMusic%, %Music%, %MyPictures%, %Pictures%, %MyVideo%, %Video%).
- Added cleaning for Adobe Air, Advanced Searchbar, Steam, Xfire, Skype, AOL Instant Messenger, Camfrog Video Chat, Miranda Instant Messenger, Pidgin, Yahoo Messenger, ooVoo, TeamSpeak, Ventrilo Client, Ventrilo Server, FrostWire, uTorrent, Shareaza, iMesh, BearShare, DC++ and Ares.
CCleaner runs on Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000, including both 32-bit and 64-bit version of the operating system.
You can download both the CCleaner 3.05 standard installer and portable version from the Piriform’s site.