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A guide to uninstall CCleaner from your PC

This page is about CCleaner for Windows. Below you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It was created for Windows by Piriform. You can read more on Piriform or check for application updates here. CCleaner is commonly set up in the C:\Program Files\CCleaner folder, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. The entire uninstall command line for CCleaner is C:\Program Files\CCleaner\uninst.exe. The program's main executable file is labeled CCleaner.exe and it has a size of 1.59 MB (1668920 bytes).

The following executables are installed together with CCleaner. They occupy about 1.71 MB (1794264 bytes) on disk.

  • CCleaner.exe (1.59 MB)
  • uninst.exe (122.41 KB)


This info is about CCleaner version 2.31 alone. For more CCleaner versions please click below:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the PC. Part_A few of these are listed below.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\CCleaner
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CCleaner

Usually, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe
  • C:\Program Files\CCleaner\Lang\lang-1025.dll
  • C:\Program Files\CCleaner\Lang\lang-1026.dll
  • C:\Program Files\CCleaner\Lang\lang-1027.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Piriform\CCleaner
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CCleaner
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CCleaner

Additional values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cclaunch\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Open CCleaner...\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Run CCleaner\command\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CCleaner\DisplayIcon


A way to remove CCleaner from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

CCleaner is a program offered by Piriform. Sometimes, users try to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because removing this by hand takes some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY practice to uninstall CCleaner is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:





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

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll 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. Notice that after you click CCleaner in the list , some data about the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have about CCleaner, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall CCleaner.
Uninstall CCleaner


8. After removing CCleaner, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong CCleaner which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling CCleaner using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.



Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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Disclaimer

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

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 08:38:45.647