As USB sticks and other flash memory drives increase in storage capacity, so will their popularity as software repositories. Many applications have developed special variations for these devices, usually known as “portable”. One of them is CCleaner Portable.
In a few words, CCleaner Portable is the pocket version of CCleaner, an excellent cleaning tool with which you are able to erase unused files, thus attaining back valuable free disk room and making Windows run faster and smoother. The great advantage about CCleaner Portable is that it allows you to do just the same without leaving any evidence of use on the computer. In fact , you don’t also need to install it. Simply run it from your USB memory stick and you should have immediate access to all of the features. CCleaner Portable does produce some necessary keys in Home windows Registry, but these are deleted once the program is closed, so there’ll be no trace of it still left on the system.
Concerning its functions, CCleaner Portable will a very satisfactory job. The program enables you to get rid of many different files such as Internet cookies, temporary files, log documents or all those leftovers found right after months of installing and uninstalling applications. The configuration menu within CCleaner Portable features interesting options like the possibility to keep certain cookies which may be useful for you or the ability to add custom file types towards the delete filter. Apart from freeing upward disk space, CCleaner Portable furthermore lets you uninstall applications, find broken registry keys and list all of the programs set to run when Home windows launches.
On the down side, CCleaner Portable does not allow you to undo changes, so you must be very sure about what you want to erase before simply clicking “Yes”. Also, the program can take a few minutes before finishing the analysis that needs to be done prior to deletion. However , this really is probably due to the fact that CCleaner Portable runs from a USB device which we checked all the available options whenever cleaning our system – the test discovered 558 MB of removable materials, which obviously took a while to become deleted.
Overall, CCleaner Portable is every bit just like its “big brother” and comes in really handy when you want to use it on any PC without setting up anything or leaving any traces behind you.
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