Click&Clean: clean your system with 1-click using this CCleaner addon

Click&Clean is a free tool that works alongside CCleaner to provide 1-click hard drive and browser cleanup from within Internet Explorer, Firefox, or the desktop Quick Launch bar.

It can perform an instant, complete uninterrupted cleanup with CCleaner without exiting the browser or dealing with prompts and dilags.

If you use CCleaner to clean your hard drive (temp files, internet activity, cookies, history, etc.) you already know that it is an indispensable and excellent program.

What Click&Clean does is simply provide a 1-click complete cleanup using CCleaner from within Internet Explorer, Firefox, or the desktop Quick Launch without having to interact with any of CCleaner’s prompts or dialogs. Moreover, if Click&Clean is used from within a browser, the cleaning operation will be performed without the need to shut down the browser first.

Here are more notes on this program:

  • Adding browser buttons: in IE right click on the IE toolbar then ’customize command bar’ then ’add or remove commands’. Select the blue ’Cleaner’ icon and add it to the IE toolbar. For Firefox, right click the toolbar and select ’customize’, then drag the blue Cleaner icon to the Firefox toolbar. A desktop “quick launch” icon is added by default upon installation.
  • How it works: clicking on the Cleaner button in a browser or otherwise launching it from the Quick Launch bar will start the process. In Firefox, Click&Clean seems to also kick-start Firefox’s “clear private data” option (seems to be a workaround designed around CCleaner’s inability to clean the Firefox environment without shutting it down first). To configure Firefox properly, go to Tools > Options > Privacy, clear a check mark beside “Ask me before clearing private data” (see this page for more info).

The verdict: I really like this one, as I really like (a) having a “browser cleaning” function in the browser, and (b) the quick 1-click cleaning that it provides. If you already use CCleaner it circumvents the need to have an additional program in the browser (such as Cachepal or the Internet Cleaner component of ALToolbar to name two) that duplicate the CCleaner function and might not be as sophisticated as this program.

Version Tested: 3.0

Compatibility: Windows 200, XP, Vista. CCleaner required. Works with Internet Explorer 5.0 – 7.0 and Firefox 1.5.0 – 3.x.

Go to the program page to download the latest version (approx 397K).


 
 
 
Samer Kurdi

Samer Kurdi

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  • cicom3nd3z

    a batch file (or a shortcut) that invokes CCleaner with the /AUTO command-line switch will perform automatic cleaning of temp files as well.

  • wandering

    As I see it, this saves me two clicks if I decide to use ccleaner manually. And one click if I run it from a batch file as described above. Do I really need a piece of software to do that? Isn’t there something a bit more useful you could come up with?

  • http://click-clean.softonic.com/ expert

    I waited for this util or something similar so long ago. 1-click..everything is very simple and convenient. Five stars, thanks to Samer.

  • http://dingobarbie.wordpress.com/ WT

    When executing this from Firefox, you get two different messages saying that Firefox must be closed or the phase will be skipped (each of which awaits operator input). Kind of defeats the purpose don’t you think?

  • expert

    To skip these Firefox prompts ( mean Clear Private Data popup):
    FF menu -> Tools -> Options…-> Privacy -> and uncheck ‘Ask me before clearing private data’.

  • Carbonize

    Seems kind of pointless to me. Personally I have Firefox set to delete private data on exit anyway (except cookies, history and saved passwords).

  • expert

    When you browse from page to page the web browser transmits a referrer, this allows the web server to know what page you was on before, tells your privacy settings and your login information.
    With this ext. you can do not close your browser, just 1-click and clean & protect privacy by deleting your browsing history.

    Also, every time you complete your online banking session, do not close your browser directly without a proper log out!

  • James

    @expert: You grossly overstate the ‘dangers’ of the URL referrer. Except for poorly made websites, it does NOT include your login information, nor does it contain any “privacy settings” (I’m not even sure what you mean by that).

    Want to know what your referrer is? Just look in your address bar right now; whatever link you click next, the referrer will be the complete address of the page you were on before you clicked the link.

    (You’re probably seeing “http://www.freewaregenius.com/clickclean-clean-your-system-with-1-click-using-this-ccleaner-addon/#comments” — that’s your referrer for whatever you click on right now.)

    So if you see your login info contained in the address bar, this info will be passed on to the next site you visit — but passing sensitive info like this in the address indicates an extremely incompetent programmer! I guarantee you that your bank — and probably any other major site you use — does NOT do this.

    Granted, if you just visited hotsweatyladies.com before visiting my website, I might have and advertising script that responds appropriately; but even if you use a browser add-on to hide your referrer, I’ll still show you an ad — it’ll just be generic.

    And if you’re really paranoid? Just open a new browser window/tab and type (or paste) the link yourself — that way it will have no referrer.

  • expert

    @James: it is not necessary to shout here about the paranoid manifestations.
    “When you click a hyperlink on one web site, your browser passes to the next site the address of the page where you clicked the link. This is logged by the server hosting the next web site.
    The referer information can be faked very easily. Some unscrupulous web site owners will arrange to have several computers access a particular web site with a referer that lists their own web site address. There are a number of ways to accomplish this.” More: hxxp://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/referer_spam

  • expert

    @James, how about tracking cookies:
    “HTTP cookies, or more commonly referred to as Web cookies, tracking cookies or just cookies, are parcels of text sent by a server to a web client (usually a browser) and then sent back unchanged by the client each time it accesses that server. HTTP cookies are used for authenticating, session tracking (state maintenance), and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences or the contents of their electronic shopping carts.” From: hxxp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

    This is only the insignificant part of the ‘hacks’.

  • http://www.hotfreewares.blogspot.com/ Manoj

    Ccleaner has add ons too!

  • James

    @expert: I agree with your replies, but I still do not understand your original statement that the referrer “tells your privacy settings and your login information” — unless it’s a poorly written site that passes sensitive info like your password in the GET string.

  • aamir

    tell me how to speed up booting?

  • Seko

    Excellent program. Above ??? is in Japan language!

  • head

    New version Click&Clean 3.1, added support for Opera and Flock

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  • Gubins

    I don’t see much point to this program. I’ve used CCleaner for ages and it can be run from the Recycle Bin by just a right then left click – if you are so lazy that one extra click is such drag and a hassle, and you might wear out your poor little finger then fine, but if you’re a normal human then what’s the big deal? It adds yet another program to a PC already overloaded with software, as is the case with any MS OS. I can run Ccleaner with IE open no problems and I set it up to clean on boot and I have used the Task Scheduler too with total success. What would really help is an add on that allows you to select folders in Docs and Settings for each user to save time setting up each user’s temp and Temp Int Files in the Include setting – that is a real pain with several users on a PC. It would help with setting up new users later on too. Anyone able to do that?

  • head

    New version Click&Clean 3.2.2, added support for Firefox 3.5.*

  • head

    @Gubins:
    if you are so lazy that one extra click is such drag and a hassle, and you might wear out your poor little finger then fine, but if you’re a normal human then what’s the big deal?

    Sorry, but I guess you do not understand people.