How do I uninstall CCleaner?

Uninstall CCleaner on Microsoft Windows:

This page explains how you can uninstall CCleaner on Windows 10, including Windows 7, Vista, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Please skip to the section on this page that is right for you. 

  • Uninstall CCleaner (different versions of Windows)
  • Uninstall CCleaner on Windows 10
  • Uninstall CCleaner on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Uninstall CCleaner on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Uninstall CCleaner on Windows XP

Note: This page is ordered so that it caters for most versions of Microsoft Windows and prioritizes its more popular platforms.

Uninstall CCleaner (applies to most versions of Windows):

  1. Open the Run dialog in Windows (On the keyboard, hold the Windows and R keys simultaneously)
  2. Type: appwiz.cpl > click OK

  1. Right-click CCleaner > click Uninstall

You can also uninstall CCleaner via the Windows Control Panel, but the process will vary depending on which version of Windows you're using.

Uninstall CCleaner on Windows 10:

  • Click Start > Settings (gear or cogwheel icon) > Apps
  • Click CCleaner > Uninstall

Note: If CCleaner does not appear in the uninstall list, you need to navigate to the installation folder (typically, C:\Program Files\CCleaner) folder and open the “uninst.exe” file.

Uninstall CCleaner on Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  • Click Start > Control Panel > Programs & Features
  • Click CCleaner > Click Uninstall at the top of the list

Uninstall CCleaner on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1:

  • Open the Desktop view
  • Open the Charms Bar by sliding the mouse along the right edge of the screen, or sliding your finger from the right edge of the screen inwards if using the touchscreen control
  • Click Settings > Control Panel > Programs & Features
  • Click CCleaner > Click Uninstall at the top of the list

Uninstall CCleaner on Windows XP:

  • Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs
  • Click CCleaner > Change/Remove