CCleaner v5.64.7613 released

[German]Today a blog post about CCleaner. There is an update to version v5.64.7613, that has been released on March 3, 2020. Here are a few details about this free software for Windows.


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I didn’t noticed that, but blog reader EP has left a comment about this software update recently (thanks).

A few words about CCleaner

CCleaner is a free tool to clean up Windows – Wikipedia writes here about ‘optimization’. Some hints on what is ‘cleaned and optimized’ can be found at Askvg. I would quote CCleaner as a kind of snake oil (not really necessary).

CCleaner (Source: Talos)

Whats new in CCleaner v5.64.7613?

Piriform writes in the Release Notes that this release includes new features, and user-focused improvements, and changes. The new version also supports now Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser.

Here is the list of new features, introduced in CCleaner v5.64.7613


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Health Check

  • Health Check brings together CCleaner’s most popular tools in a new user-friendly interface to help users to easily maintain their PC
  • In just a few clicks, users of any technical ability can clean, update and disable unnecessary startup apps in one go, to save space and boost speed, privacy and security
  • Health Check replaces Easy Clean, following feedback from users on how it could be enhanced

Edge Chromium & browser cleaning improvements

  • Added full support for Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser
  • Fixed a bug in Google Earth cache cleaning
  • If requested, CCleaner can now disable ‘Preloading’ in old Edge (allows complete cleaning)

User-friendly improvements to installer offers

  • Offers for Avast and CCleaner products are now presented in a separate step in the installer
  • Offers for Avast and CCleaner products are no longer checked by default

Farewell to Windows XP & Vista (;_;)

  • Version 5.64.7577 is the final planned build for Windows XP and Vista
  • This version will only receive critical security updates
  • Read the FAQs for further information and assistance

Other minor improvements

  • Improved country embargo checks to reduce false positives
  • Fixed a UI bug in Scheduling interface
  • Fixed a bug where ‘OK’ button missing from some dialogue messages
  • Removed Google Plus from the ‘About’ screen

The users of the free version of CCleaner need to update the tool manually. The new version of CCleaner Free can be downloaded from this website. CCleaner Professional is updated automatically. CCleaner 5.6x is available for Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10.

I generally advise against using the tool. Actually these ‘cleanups’ are superfluous – Windows can do a lot too. In addition, there is always the danger that something will break. Piriform and CCleaner have also attracted attention in the past through a series of unpleasant stories. You can read the details in the following linked articles. So nobody can claim that I didn’t warn.

Addendum: German blog reader Tom mentioned here, that the 32/64 bit executables  from CCleaner v5.64.7613 cant be blocked in a firewall. If blocked, the program won’t work anymore. Indicated, that CCleaner phones home.

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2 Responses to CCleaner v5.64.7613 released

  1. EP says:

    it took about four & a half (4 1/2) months for avast to release a new CCleaner version since the previous version (5.63) was released back in late October 2019

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