ccleaner

  • These Windows Apps Are Outdated, Risky, or Scammy

    These Windows Apps Are Outdated, Risky, or Scammy

    Every computer develops some cruft over time: the small app you installed years ago and forgot about, or a cleaning utility you downloaded when you wanted to free up some space, but is still running in the background. Plus, Windows comes with its own bloatware. No matter how old (or new) your Windows PC is,…


  • CCleaner Outbreak Looks Worse Than We First Thought

    Reports are emerging that the CCleaner outbreak targeted computers at some specific companies. Evidence procured from data on a command-and-control server shows that 20 of the 700,000 affected computers belonged to companies such as Samsung, Cisco, Sony and Microsoft.


  • Ask LH: What Should I Be Cleaning With CCleaner?

    Ask LH: What Should I Be Cleaning With CCleaner?

    Dear Lifehacker, I’ve heard you (and others) recommend CCleaner as a maintenance tool for Windows, but I’m not really sure what to do with it. Should I just clean everything? Will that really make my computer faster? I’m a little overwhelmed here, help!