CCleaner 3.0 Released: Adds Native 64-bit Version and Drive Wiper

This one is going to be a quickie. I know that many of my readers use CCleaner, which is probably the most well-known disk clean-up tool around. And, it just got better. Piriform has just released CCleaner 3.0. Of course, given that CCleaner is already pretty darn exhaustive, there isn’t a lot of new stuff in this update. From what I can see, the two biggest improvements are:

CCleaner-Drive-Wiper

Arrow Drive Wiper: You probably know that the stuff that you delete in Windows isn’t really deleted immediately from your hard disk. There are plenty of tools that can bring them back with a single click. In fact, Piriform itself offers a free undelete tool called Recuva. Drive Wiper can make recovering deleted stuff pretty much impossible by overwriting deleted data repeatedly. Of course, this feature isn’t exactly revolutionary. Most system utilities, including TuneUp Utilities, already offer a secure file shredder. However, CCleaner has a nice bonus. You can even wipe your free space to ensure that stuff you have deleted in the past is indeed gone.

Arrow 64 Bit Version: If you are on Windows x64, you will be pleased to know that now a specially optimised 64-bit version is available.

Additionally, the new version handles local db and persistent storage features of HTML5 in a better fashion. Microsoft Silverlight Isolated Storage cleaning support has also been introduced.

CCleaner-Application-History-Cleaner

If you haven’t used CCleaner before, you should really give it a try. If you want to free up disk space, DiskMax is still the best you can get. However, if you are worried about privacy and want to clean your tracks, CCleaner is the way to go. It supports all the popular browsers along with dozens of Windows and third party tools, and best of all – it is completely free.

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16 Responses to CCleaner 3.0 Released: Adds Native 64-bit Version and Drive Wiper

  1. Rohit | Ipod Touch 4G October 29, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    drive wiper feature is cool….I have used Recuva too it’s good too have a tool like it that too for Free….

  2. Asad @ Apple Jailbreak October 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    I am in love with CCleaner. It’s an evergreen free solution to make your system cleaner and faster. Good to know makers of CCleaner are improving it by adding extra features such as Drive Wiper.

  3. Whiztechy November 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    I m using Ccleaner but was not aware that the new version is released seems to have better feature. Thx for sharing and download link. It is so useful and that too for free.

  4. Jasmine December 27, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    I love CCleaner and have been using it on my computer. Thank you for informing us on the new version, it seems like a good upgrade.

  5. sell textbooks January 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    I love CCleaner and with the new improvements I am excited. It will be nice to not have to worry about whether or not they are really deleted.

  6. p90x February 2, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    I have used CCleaner in the past and have to say it is a great program. I did use it to clear out any files that may have remained even after deleting them to make sure they were truly gone. Anyhow thanks for sharing.

    – Robert

  7. Dodge Neon SRT4 February 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    I really love CCleaner. Before, there is some problem with ccleaner in my computer. Because my computer is native 64 bit OS. CCLeaner supports 32 bit.

    That Made me Dishappy about that. Now, CCleaner has done an excellent work with 64 bit supporting.

    CCLeaner has premium support also.

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  9. SEO Taster February 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    I have used CCleaner in the past and have to say it is a great program. I did use it to clear out any files that may have remained even after deleting them to make sure they were truly gone. Anyhow thanks for sharing.

  10. Komodo Dragon February 16, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    It’s great that they have support for 64-bit finally. That is something that I was hoping for, for some time now.

  11. Web Design LA February 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Ccleaner is one of the best tool to clean your PC from unnecessary temporary files and internet cache and all.. More it also fix registry problems in PC.

  12. maurers March 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    I really love CCleaner. 😉

  13. sell textbooks March 16, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    Thats cool I love the CCleaner.

    • sell textbooks March 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

      I just used it to wipe an old machine and it worked great. This really is the product to choose.

  14. pepper time April 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    more coming ?

  15. purchase settlements August 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    I just noticed this the other day. I hadn’t been keeping it updated.

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