CCleaner CCleaner

A guide to uninstall CCleaner from your PC

This web page is about CCleaner for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. It is made by Piriform. More information on Piriform can be found here. CCleaner is typically installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner folder, regulated by the user's option. You can remove CCleaner by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner\uninst.exe. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for administrator rights. CCleaner.exe is the CCleaner's main executable file and it occupies circa 1.66 MB (1738040 bytes) on disk.

CCleaner contains of the executables below. They take 1.78 MB (1863320 bytes) on disk.

  • CCleaner.exe (1.66 MB)
  • uninst.exe (122.34 KB)

The current page applies to CCleaner version 2.26 only. You can find below a few links to other CCleaner releases: to view all...
CCleaner has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe

A way to uninstall CCleaner from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

CCleaner is a program by Piriform. Sometimes, users decide to erase this application. Sometimes this can be hard because doing this manually requires some experience related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best QUICK solution to erase CCleaner is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find CCleaner or simply activate the Search feature and type in "CCleaner". The CCleaner program will be found very quickly. After you click CCleaner in the list of apps, the following data regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding CCleaner, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove CCleaner.
Uninstall CCleaner

8. After removing CCleaner, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of CCleaner which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing CCleaner using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

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


This page is not a piece of advice to remove CCleaner by Piriform from your PC, we are not saying that CCleaner by Piriform is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove CCleaner in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-22 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-22 09:14:21.660