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A way to uninstall CCleaner from your PC

You can find on this page details on how to uninstall CCleaner for Windows. It is produced by Piriform. You can read more on Piriform or check for application updates here. Usually the CCleaner program is placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner folder, depending on the user's option during install. C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner\uninst.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall CCleaner. CCleaner's primary file takes around 1.70 MB (1786168 bytes) and its name is CCleaner.exe.

CCleaner installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 1.82 MB (1912432 bytes) on disk.

  • CCleaner.exe (1.70 MB)
  • uninst.exe (123.30 KB)

The current page applies to CCleaner version 2.36 only. Click on the links below for other CCleaner versions: to view all...
CCleaner has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall CCleaner:
  • C:\Programmi\CCleaner

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall CCleaner:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Desktop\CCleaner.lnk
  • C:\Programmi\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe
  • C:\Programmi\CCleaner\Lang\lang-1025.dll
  • C:\Programmi\CCleaner\Lang\lang-1026.dll

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Piriform\CCleaner
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CCleaner
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CCleaner

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cclaunch\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\Shell\Apri CCleaner...\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\Shell\Avvia CCleaner\command\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CCleaner\DisplayIcon

How to uninstall CCleaner from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

CCleaner is an application offered by Piriform. Some people decide to uninstall this application. This can be hard because doing this by hand requires some experience regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK way to uninstall CCleaner is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate CCleaner or simply click the Search feature and type in "CCleaner". If it exists on your system the CCleaner application will be found very quickly. After you click CCleaner in the list of apps, some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding CCleaner, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove CCleaner.
Uninstall CCleaner

8. After uninstalling CCleaner, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of CCleaner that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing CCleaner using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall CCleaner by Piriform from your PC, nor are we saying that CCleaner by Piriform is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall CCleaner in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-20 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 12:25:21.077