Piriform CCleaner Adds Full support for Windows 8

CCleaner has always been my number 1 choice for cleaning junk files, privacy items & junk registry entries. In fact it is the first software of this kind I used after Windows default utilities. There are a number of positive sides of the application. It is open-source, regularly updated & supported by a large, helpful community, that makes it as perfect as possible. Moreover, you may add your custom programs for CCleaner to clean.
Today, Piriform, the developer of CCleaner have released yet another version of the leading software, with a complete support of the upcoming Windows 8.

Microsoft have released the final build of Windows 8 to developers, so we’ve spent the last week finalizing changes to CCleaner to allow us to fully support this next generation OS.Download

The official version may be downloaded from the following link.
The latest build (v3.22.1800) is not infected with malware and has the following hash.
SHA256: bdbca743c062aeb9fabc78fe1df13f10a6db75f067c1d3122e92445e206d5ff0
SHA1:     b876f5f15137ef8a1680c2ac04dc786d2a191dc9
MD5:     ac1898c9fc4ecfcc9eafa6af7c0f16f8
Other builds e.g. the portable version is available in the Builds page.
The software is also available for Macintosh.
 – Added full support for Windows 8.
– Improved Startup Item tool compatibility.
– Improved benchmarking for Cleaner summary results.
– Improved support for Custom Files and Folders.
– Improved file security algorithms.
– Added option to Exclude a single registry value.
– Improved wildcard support in search boxes.
– Fixed support for Windows 2000.
– Minor GUI improvements.
– Minor bug fixes.
Features
As described in the developers site,
CCleaner is our system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!
It cleans the following.
Internet Explorer: Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat files.
Firefox: Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history, form history.
Google Chrome: Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history, form history.
Opera: Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, download history.
Apple Safari: Temporary files, history, cookies, super cookies, form history.
Other Supported Browsers: K-Meleon, Rockmelt, Flock, Google Chrome Canary, Chromium, SeaMonkey, Chrome Plus, SRWare Iron, Pale Moon, Phoenix, Netscape Navigator, Avant and Maxthon.
Windows: Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files, Log files, Clipboard, DNS Cache, Error Reporting, Memory Dumps, Jump Lists.
Registry Cleaner: Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more…
Third-party applications: Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Windows Media Player, eMule, Google Toolbar, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more…

Specifications

  • Multilingual; supports 51 languages!
  • The software may be installed for all users or only for the current user.
  • Desktop, Start Menu shortcuts are created by default.
  • The software adds entry to the context menu of Recycle Bin for quick erasing its contents & opening the application.
  • The software asks to install Google Toolbar, which is unnecessary for the functioning of the software. So, if you think that is unneeded by use, clear the check-box.
  • The software can intelligently scan for browser cookies. It can keep cookies for useful applications like mail, Facebook etc.
  • The software has a uninstaller to efficiently uninstall installed applications.
  • The Startup Tool may be used to manage Startup entries, Internet Explorer Extensions & BHO, Scheduled Tasks and Context Menu entries.
  • With the System Restore tool, unused restore points may be deleted.
  • Driver Wiper tool may be used to wipe Free Space or Entire Drive using a single or multiple pass.
  • The software may be launched on startup, minimize to tray etc.
  • Secure File Deletion may be used for usual cleaning purpose.
  • You may add custom files/folders to cleaning list and may also add some folders to exclusion list.
  • The software can check automatically for updates.
  • Piriform offers an extensive online documentation.
  • A guided tour is also available online to keep yourself aware of its usage.
Screenshots
Main Cleaner Module
Registry Cleaner Module
Uninstaller Module
Startup Manager Module
Driver Wiper module
Manage Cookies
My Verdict
Use CCleaner & find out what features best software should have!!
Note: Make sure to create a system restore point before using the software.
Cheers!!

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