While there are many tools out there that you can use to remove temporary files from your Windows system, only a handful play in the same region as the popular CCleaner. The program’s extensibility, especially with CCleaner Enhancer make it one of the most versatile programs for this task. I would not go so and say that CCleaner is only half as good without CCEnhancer, but it certainly makes sense to install both programs on each system you want to free up space or remove temporary files for privacy purposes on.
Piriform, the company behind CCleaner, publishes regular updates of the program that improve compatibility with software updates, new operating systems or add support for additional temporary file locations that older versions did not support.
CCleaner 3.27 was released today and it too comes with improved support for several programs that have recently been updated. The focus here seems to have been web browser support as nearly all new features improve support for select web browsers.
The changes in detail are:
- Added cleaning of Internet Explorer 10′s Metro Cache on Windows 8
- Added cleaning of Internet Explorer 10′s Metro History on Windows 8
- Chrome version 24 is now supported by CCleaner
- Improved compatibility with Firefox 17 and newer versions of the browser
- Improved compatibility with Google Chrome extensions
The new version other than that features improved unicode text support, a localized version in Burmese, and minor GUI improvements and bug fixes.
The developers of CCleaner are still working on improving support for Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8. While most program locations have not changed in the new operating system, some locations have been added on top of existing ones thanks to the operating system’s Metro interface. It is likely that we will see support for other Windows apps in the near future as well in the program.
Existing CCleaner users can click on the check for updates link in the program interface to download the latest version of the program. New users can download the program from the Piriform website.