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CCleaner Rules - Applications

The sections and items that show up in CCleaner's Applications tab depend on which applications are installed on the selected Endpoints.

Web Browsers

  • Cookies - Web cookies stored by each browser. Note that the cookie list in the Options section of CCleaner controls cookies for all browsers you have installed, not just Internet Explorer. See the Choosing which cookies to keep topic.
  • Download History - A list of files you downloaded through that browser.
  • Session – You can save the session and reopen it at the later time. Session contains all saved and opened tabs.
  • Internet Cache - HTML, images, and other files accumulated while you surfed the Web using that browser.
  • Internet History - A list of the sites you visited and the dates on which you visited them.
  • Saved Form Information - User names, passwords, search terms, and anything else you typed into any forms that appeared in the browser's HTML canvas.
  • Saved Passwords - Web browsers can store passwords for pages you've visited.
  • Session – You can save the session and reopen it at the later time. Session contains all saved and opened tabs.
  • Compact Databases - Some Web browsers (notably Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) use databases to store bookmarks, history, and other data. When you remove information from these databases, they may still take up room with fragmented space. If you select Compact Database, CCleaner will defragment and trim unused space from these databases.

Other applications and utilities

  • Applications - These refer to third-party applications you've installed that don't fall under the Internet, Multimedia, or Utilities category. Some examples are CD/DVD-burning programs and word processing software.
  • Internet - These programs include browser add-ons such as Flash and the Google toolbar, instant messaging programs, and firewalls.
  • Multimedia - These programs are video players and editors, or video helper programs for Web browsers.
  • Utilities - These include utilities such as Zip management, disk tools, and spyware scanners.
  • Windows - Some of Windows' own applications contain lists of recently-used documents. Examples are Paint and Wordpad.