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v5.86.9258 (20 Oct 2021)

Shh! CCleaner!

  • We’ve fixed a bug where cleaning and update notifications were interrupting fullscreen applications
  • Note: a notifications bug remains for users of Razor Cortex - we’re in contact with Razor and a fix is in progress

Clearer information

  • We’ve made improvements to Smart Cleaning notifications to make them easier to understand
  • We’ve updated some text in Health Check to reduce confusion
  • We’ve fixed a bug where using a VPN connection would show certain parts of Health Check as ‘offline’
  • We’ve fixed a bug in the icon menu that was hiding the ‘Exit’ button beneath the Taskbar

Speaking your language

  • We’ve fixed some Chinese character display issues in Health Check
  • We’ve improved how assistive technology reads out your current position in a list, in non-English languages

Far out, man!

  • We’ve fixed some drivers thinking they were born in the 1970s!


v5.85.9170 (14 Sep 2021)

Managing notifications

  • We’ve made it easier to switch off a Smart Cleaning alert if you don’t find it helpful

Keeping your drivers updated

  • CCleaner now automatically scans for new drivers once per week
  • To reduce confusion caused by different vendors’ version numbering, drivers now display date published instead of version (the version info is still in the Driver Details screen)
  • Small accessibility and usability improvements

Getting started with CCleaner

  • We’ve added a short intro to the product to give newcomers a bit of guidance

Smoother CCleaner experience 

  • We’ve fixed a crash that occurs when we try to clean Firefox that was installed with a non-admin Windows user account
  • We’ve added a warning when trying to register the paid product while not logged into an administrator account


v5.84.9143 (08 Sep 2021)

Stability

  • We have resolved a bug that was creating excessive load on our infrastructure.


v5.84.9126 (18 Aug 2021)

Improving your CCleaner experience

  • Smart Clean no longer prompts you to clean certain browsers if they are closed via an automated process (addresses some ‘ghost’ cleaning notifications)
  • We’ve made it even simpler to use Health Check in subsequent visits to CCleaner

Driver Updater

  • We’ve made it easier for you to know which drivers to revert if an update causes a problem
  • This new revert flow will also help us to understand where improvements to driver compatibility is most needed

General

  • The PC info section now detects Windows 11 correctly
  • An indicator in the app now tells you when your subscription is nearing expiry
  • Fixed some uncommon bugs in license registration
  • Fixed some Chinese character display issues


v5.83.9050 (20 Jul 2021)

Cleaning improvements

  • New support for Windows 10 Snip & Sketch temporary files
  • Improved cleaning of Microsoft OneDrive logs

Driver Updater

  • Improved error handling messages and options
  • Fixed a bug where driver categories were not displaying correctly
  • Fixed a bug causing UI issues when navigating between tabs
  • Fixed a bug causing the program to hang when scanning for drivers to update 


v5.82.8950 (17 Jun 2021)

New PRO Feature: Driver Updater!

  • Our mission at CCleaner is to make our customers’ lives easier by simplifying their relationship with digital technology. Today, we’re bringing safe and reliable driver updates to CCleaner Professional, with no need to break the bank on an additional app. Our new Driver Updater finds more drivers than built-in solutions, saves you time and stress from having to find drivers on the web, and delivers drivers that are safe and reliable. Improve media performance, reduce crashes and bugs, and enjoy a better PC experience today!


v5.81.8895 (08 Jun 2021)

Health Check

  • Fixed a crash if using Health Check without an internet connection

Driver Updater Beta

  • Released to a limited group for initial feedback
  • You can use the ‘Give Feedback’ button within the feature to share your thoughts
  • Not yet suitable for users of assistive technologies (it will be when fully released)
  • We expect to make it available to everyone very soon! :)

General

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Minor UI improvements


v5.80.8743 (25 May 2021)

Disk Analyzer

  • Fixed a bug where files were not shown when viewing scan results by file type

General

  • Minor improvements to Trial experience


v5.79.8704 (29 Apr 2021)

Cleaning

  • Added new cleaning of Slack cache (this optional setting does not wipe message history)
  • We have re-enabled the ‘Wipe Free Space’ feature with new diagnostics information to catch a bug that was reported but not reproduced in our thorough testing
  • We have added optional debug logging to try to catch a rare ‘rule duplication’ bug

Security

  • We fixed some instances where the app was using HTTP instead of HTTPS


v5.78.8558 (25 Mar 2021)

Cleaning Settings

  • Restored support for local domains to the ‘Cookies To Keep’ whitelist (e.g. ‘localhost’, ‘desktop2’) 
  • We have disabled the ‘Wipe Free Space’ feature while we investigate reports of erroneous data erasure

Cleaning Automation

  • You can now choose to use standard cleaning rules or Custom Clean for scheduled cleans
  • Fixed a bug where unchecking Smart Cleaning did not uncheck its child options

New Onboarding Flow

  • We've added a new quick start guide called Help Hub that is active during a trial for some users (currently EN only)

Accessibility

  • The new CCleaner onboarding experience fully supports NVDA screen reader and meets WCAG AA requirements
  • Tab navigation order through different sections of the app window is now more consistent
  • Improved Search Field labelling for NVDA
  • Fixed an issue where Disk Analyzer would hang at the end of analysis if NVDA was running


v5.77.8521 (04 Mar 2021)

This version resolves a crash when cycling quickly through the Options menu. We will roll out this change to everyone over the coming days.

Stability

  • CCleaner no longer becomes unresponsive when cycling quickly through the Options menu


v5.77.8448 (18 Feb 2021)

This version includes improvements to cleaning and improved visual design for product updates.

Note: We want everyone to enjoy using the latest and safest version of CCleaner, including people who may not have updated in some time. In the coming days and weeks, we will continue to bring customers on very old versions up to date so they can clean their machines safely. (Find out more)

Cleaning

  • Added Download History cleaning for Avast Secure Browser

Updates

  • Updated the visual design of the product update sequence
  • Fixed a bug where the system tray icon was displaying when it shouldn’t
  • Fixed a rare bug where Update Notifications would be shown when they shouldn’t

General

    • Improved support for screen readers in the purchase flow
    • Fixed a bug where the license information could be reset and lost


v5.76.8269 (13 Jan 2021)

This version includes improvements to cleaning, accessibility, and usability.

Cleaning

  • We now prevent invalid data from being imported to the ‘Cookies to Keep’ list
  • We now clean up any of our dump files created more than 14 days ago when you run CCleaner

Accessibility

  • We’ve made many improvements to NVDA screen reader support in Health Check
  • We’ve improved NVDA support for reading checkbox lists and checkbox statuses

General

  • We resolved a permissions error when enabling the ‘Save files to INI’ option
  • We fixed an error when enabling the ‘Skip UAC’ option
  • We fixed a rare bug where an update could unregister CCleaner Professional
  • We’ve made some text labels clearer 


v5.75.8238 (10 Dec 2020)

This version includes improvements to cleaning, stability, and usability

Cleaning

  • The ‘Cookies to Keep’ list can now import any text file (‘Options’ → ‘Updates’)
  • Chrome cleaning now includes Chrome Beta (as it did before)

General

  • We fixed a silent crash when closing CCleaner
  • We’ve made it clearer how Smart Cleaning settings interact with each other
  • We’ve added a note to explain that Smart Cleaning uses the Custom Clean settings
  • We’ve improved the wording of ‘Run CCleaner at startup’ to ‘Launch CC app windows each time the computer starts’
  • The language list now lists languages in their native tongue (‘Options’ → ‘Settings’ )
  • We’ve fixed some text translations throughout the app


v5.74.8198 (11 Nov 2020)

This version comes jam-packed full of exciting improvements for all our users!

Cleaning

  • This release contains an essential session cleaning compatibility update for Chromium browsers such as CCleaner Browser, Google Chrome, Edge, Brave, Opera, Opera GX, Avast Secure Browser and Vivaldi.

Automatic Updates

  • Updates to CCleaner will now be applied automatically in CCleaner Free.
  • You can review your Update Preferences in the ‘Options’ → ‘Updates’ menu.
  • If automatic updates are enabled, CCleaner will run in the background and check for them twice daily (if you run CCleaner it will always check for an update first).

Update Preferences

  • We have simplified the ‘Options’ → ‘Updates’ menu down to two settings: one for controlling automatic updates and another for controlling update notifications.

CCleaner Professional

  • If your license has expired, we will occasionally show you a reminder when you run CCleaner.

General

  • We fixed a bug where text in warning message boxes was highlighted.


v5.74.8184 (09 Nov 2020)

This version comes jam-packed full of exciting improvements for all our users!

Cleaning

  • This release contains an essential session cleaning compatibility update for Chromium browsers such as CCleaner Browser, Google Chrome, Edge, Brave, Opera, Opera GX, Avast Secure Browser and Vivaldi.

Automatic Updates

  • Updates to CCleaner will now be applied automatically in CCleaner Free.
  • You can review your Update Preferences in the ‘Options’ → ‘Updates’ menu.
  • If automatic updates are enabled, CCleaner will run in the background and check for them twice daily (if you run CCleaner it will always check for an update first).

Update Preferences

  • We have simplified the ‘Options’ → ‘Updates’ menu down to two settings: one for controlling automatic updates and another for controlling update notifications.

CCleaner Professional

  • If your license has expired, we will occasionally show you a reminder when you run CCleaner.

General

  • We fixed a bug where text in warning message boxes was highlighted.


v5.73.8130 (26 Oct 2020)

This release brings a design update that makes it easier to see the status of your CCleaner Professional license in the app. We’ve also made it easier to renew your license and reactivate it.

License Management

  • The status of a CCleaner license is now clearer in the UI
  • Disabled or expired licenses can now be reactivated from the app

 Accessibility

  • Improved screen reader navigation on the Cookies, Registry & Users screens


v5.72.7994 (22 Sep 2020)

This release brings many improvements to accessibility in CCleaner and also a cleaning fix in Firefox.

Cleaning

  • Fixed Saved Passwords not being cleaned in Firefox v80

Accessibility

  • Greatly improved support for NVDA and JAWS screen readers so that people with visual impairment who use assistive technology can navigate quickly and intuitively through the app
  • Updated color contrast throughout the user interface to make text, icons, and buttons more readable for people with color vision deficiency
  • Fixed certain message boxes not having focus when they appear


v5.70.7909 (05 Aug 2020)

Important information for Firefox users

If you use Firefox with a Firefox account, we strongly recommend that you update CCleaner to version 5.70 before cleaning. This version of CCleaner fixes an issue that can cause extension settings to be lost in Firefox. The update also includes performance improvements and improved support for Opera GX.

Important fix for Firefox users

  • Fixed a bug where CCleaner could wipe extension settings in Firefox if using a Firefox account

Cleaning

  • Added Smart Clean support for Opera GX
  • CCleaner now differentiates between Opera and Opera GX processes
  • Fixed a rare bug where Health Check would not close all selected browsers

General

  • Fixed a performance issue where CCleaner could use more CPU than it needed -DetectOS syntax correctly supports full Windows build numbers in WinApp2

Errata

Some unfinished improvements to the CCleaner Privacy Settings were included in this version in error. This will be reverted in a patch build and released when ready in a later version of CCleaner. Your existing privacy preferences have not been affected.



v5.69.7865 (20 Jul 2020)

This version of CCleaner brings all-new cleaning for Opera GX browser and bug fixes.

Cleaning

  • Added cleaning support for Opera GX gaming browser

General

  • Minor UI improvements
  • Fixed DetectOS from|to syntax functionality in WinApp2
  • Fixed occasional missing information in the Licence Information screen


v5.68.7820 (22 Jun 2020)

This version of CCleaner brings improved cleaning to Firefox and Chromium browsers.

Cleaning

  • Fixed browser extensions not being shown in Firefox and Chrome
  • Fixed cleaning of ‘Last Download Location’ in Chromium browsers

Health Check

  • Users can now provide a comment with their rating

Software Updater

  • Software Updater displays a message when offline and a ‘Try Again’ button


v5.67.7763 (27 May 2020)

This version of CCleaner brings more cleaning to Firefox, improvements in the delivery of our Professional trial guided experience, and some stability fixes for Windows 7 users.

Cleaning

  • Added optional cleaning of Firefox crash reports

General

  • Fixed a potential crash when CCleaner Professional, Business or Tech Editions launch on Windows 7
  • Fixes to the Professional trial to improve the delivery of its guided experience


v5.66.7716 (30 Apr 2020)

In this version of CCleaner we have added full cleaning support for the Brave and Vivaldi browsers! Please note we have patched the 5.66.7705 version to 5.66.7716 to fix a stability issue in the CCleaner Professional Trial flow.

Cleaning

  • Brave browser can now be cleaned independently - Vivaldi browser can now be cleaned independently

Health Check

  • Fixed an issue where 'Cookies' was also deleting internet history and was incorrectly reporting large numbers of trackers
  • Internet history is now deleted via the ‘History’ Privacy category, which also includes download history and recently typed URLs

Pro Trial

  • Starting a CCleaner Professional trial now gives you a guided experience to its features


v5.65.7632 (24 Mar 2020)

In this version of CCleaner we have focused on adding new cleaning improvements and improving our new Health Check feature so it’s running smoothly for all of you.

Better Cleaning

  • Added new areas in Internet Explorer’s LocalAppData
  • Improved Internet Explorer cache cleaning

Smart Cleaning

  • Browser Smart Cleaning now supports Edge Chromium

Health Check

  • Health Check no longer shows a connection error incorrectly (thanks nukecad!)
  • Improved wording around connection errors to avoid unnecessary confusion
  • Fixed Health Check freezing in some cases when CCleaner is launched (thanks APMichael!)

Localization

  • CCleaner is now translated into Bengali and Urdu
  • Made improvements to various translations
  • Fixed a bug where the Estonian language option was showing Slovenian

Bug Fixes & Minor Changes

  • Fixed a bug where erroneous data was being added to the .ini file (thanks larryg1516!)


v5.64.7613 (03 Mar 2020)

This release includes a brand new feature, plus lots of user-focused improvements and changes. On top of that, we now support Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser.

We really value our users’ feedback, which is why we’ve set up a new Ideas Board. To help shape the future of CCleaner and submit suggestions for what you’d like to see next, head over to ideas.ccleaner.com to take part in the conversation!

Introducing… ‘Health Check’

  • Health Check brings together CCleaner’s most popular tools in a new user-friendly interface to help users to easily maintain their PC
  • In just a few clicks, users of any technical ability can clean, update and disable unnecessary startup apps in one go, to save space and boost speed, privacy and security
  • Health Check replaces Easy Clean, following feedback from users on how it could be enhanced

Edge Chromium & browser cleaning improvements

  • Added full support for Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser
  • Fixed a bug in Google Earth cache cleaning
  • If requested, CCleaner can now disable ‘Preloading’ in old Edge (allows complete cleaning)

User-friendly improvements to installer offers

  • Offers for Avast and CCleaner products are now presented in a separate step in the installer
  • Offers for Avast and CCleaner products are no longer checked by default

Farewell to Windows XP & Vista (;_;)

  • Version 5.64.7577 is the final planned build for Windows XP and Vista
  • This version will only receive critical security updates
  • Read our FAQs for further information and assistance

Other minor improvements

  • Improved country embargo checks to reduce false positives
  • Fixed a UI bug in Scheduling interface
  • Fixed a bug where ‘OK’ button missing from some dialogue messages
  • Removed Google Plus from the ‘About’ screen