Portable CCleaner is a portable version of the well known CCleaner, here is a review of CCleaner if you don’t know what it is.

Cleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization tool. That removes unused and temporary files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it’s fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free. :)

Whats the difference between CCleaner and CCleaner Portable?

CCleaner portable is not dependent on regsvr32.exe or regedit.exe as the normal version of CCleaner is.


You can save your CCleaner settings in a INI file called ccleaner.ini. This file is created the first time you run Portable CCleaner. This makes it possible to customize what CCleaner Portable should clean.

Here is my ccleaner.ini:

UpdateKey=05/30/2008 03:27:52 PM
(App)Hotfix Uninstallers=True
(App)Old Prefetch data=True
(App)Desktop Shortcuts=True
(App)Start Menu Shortcuts=True

After you have made a INI file you could burn CCleaner to a CD, if you are just going to put CCleaner Portable on an external hard drive or memory stick you can just place CCleaner Portable on it without making the INI file first.

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  1. Akil


    I think I heard of this before but never used it but now I think I will put it to use as my pc is acting up and keep freezing to maybe this CClearner can help it from not freezing. Lets hope so and I will check your site for other useful tips.

    Thanks for the article

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