New CCleaner: Adds secure wipe, 64-bit, Windows 7 integration and more

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When a cleanup program is needed in your computer, CCleaner is one of the must have in your system maintenance tool belt. CCleaner is a free, easy to use, cleaning, privacy protection & optimization tool. It deletes unnecessary files, cleans up online activities like internet history, and it has a great registry cleaner feature.

Now that you know what it is, let’s get into what is new in the version 3.0. In the new version of CCleaner that was released from Piriform there are a lot of changes and improvements, now CCleaner 3.0 has full 64-bit systems support, Drive Wiper is a new tool which permits users to securely erase data from a hard drive with support of Simple Overwrite, DOD, NSA and Gutmann security standards; better support for IE9 and Google Chrome web browsers, HTML5 and Microsoft Silverlight. Also Windows 7 Jump List is now supported for faster access to tasks like Cleaner, Registry, Tools, and Options.



But that is not all, soon after the release of CCleaner 3.0, now 3.01 has also been released with some more improvements like faster start-up and scan, the uninstall and Drive Wiper tools were improved. Piriform additionally added to CCleaner 3.01 Adobe Reader X support and Acronis True Image, better cleaning for cookies in Firefox 4 beta 7, 7-Zip, Silverlight local storage, MMC, and Chromium based web browser; debug, algorithm detection for 64-bit and Program Files were improved as well. Furthermore, now you don’t have to reboot your computer after index.dat is clean, slightly better user interface and more.

If you have an older version of CCleaner, check for updates, and to download or upgrade to the new CCleaner go to

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].