Last time I wrote about code-rot, I also gave certain tips on how to make your computer fast. But what if your registry needs to be polished? Or maybe you want to clean traces of your internet activity? Is there an easy way out? Sure is. Try CCleaner.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes all the unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also acts as a fully featured registry cleaner. For the super cautious users CCleaner also offer secure file erasing. By overwriting the files before deleting them, making it impossible to recover the data. CCleaner is available in 35 different languages.
CCleaner was designed from the ground to be safe and secure to use. It has multiple levels of checks in place to ensure that it cannot delete any useful information or documents you may still need. Moreover, it is 100% Spyware free and thus would not cause any harm to your system or ask you to download anything for you to use it.
Version 2.17 added wiping of disk free space, improved Apple Safari history cleaning, interface string changes and fixes and other minor bug fixes. And in case you need any help, CCleaner has their own customer service and a tech support forum.
To sum it up, CCleaner acts like a Swiss Army Knife. So if you are planning to download CCleaner, you can do it from here. But before that, don't forget to subscribe to The Chronicles of R to remain updated about more such news, views and reviews from the world of technology, literature and entertainment.
Update (31st March, 2009):
For the benefit the readers, here is a link to the Support Pages of CCleaner.