CCleaner Now Closes Running Browsers for You
Article by George Norman
On 28 Feb 2012
The days when you had to manually close your browser so that CCleaner could do its job are gone now that the Piriform-developed tool has been updated to version 3.16. Until now, if your browser was running while CCleaner performed a cleaning task, you would be prompted to close your browser – then you had to manually close your browser so that CCleaner could go about its business.

This has changed with the recently released version 3.16. This latest version comes with, among other things, the option to close running browsers when performing a cleaning task. If Firefox is running when you run the cleaner, you will be presented with the following prompt:


Firefox/Mozilla needs to be closed to clean the Internet cache.
Do you want CCleaner to close Firefox/Mozilla?

Select “Yes” and CCleaner will do this for you.

That’s not the only new thing that CCleaner 3.16 has to offer. Click Tools -> Startup and you will see that there is a new Scheduled Tasks tab. With version 3.16, Piriform added Scheduled Task management to the Startup tool.

To get the complete picture about what’s new in CCleaner 3.16, here are the Release Notes, as provided by Piriform:
  • Added Scheduled Task management to Startup tool.
  • Added Option to close running browsers when cleaning.
  • Improved Google Chrome History cleaning.
  • Improved Aurora History cleaning.
  • Improved Windows 8 compatibility.
  • Added cleaning for AIMP 3, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 and AlZip.
  • Improved cleaning for Snagit 10, AntiVir Desktop, Ashampoo Burning Studio 11, and Adobe Acrobat 9.0 and 10.0.
  • Reduced 64-bit EXE memory usage.
  • Minor GUI improvements.

If the option to automatically check for updates is checked, you will be asked to update when you run CCleaner.
If you’re not using this properly good cleanup tool, I strongly advise you to get it. You can download it straight from FindMySoft here.

Tags: Piriform, CCleaner, Windows, Microsoft
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