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Piriform CCleaner 5.11 adds support for Microsoft Office 2016, uninstalling Windows Store apps and more

Piriform CCleaner 5.11 adds support for Microsoft Office 2016, uninstalling Windows Store apps and more

by AshwinOctober 27, 2015

Piriform has released its monthly update for its system cleaning utility, CCleaner.

Piriform CCleaner 5.11.5408 Uninstall Windows Store Apps
The October update for the app bumps the version to 5.11.

The biggest change in the app, is the inclusion of support for cleaning up the residue from newest productivity suite on the block, Microsoft 2016. CCleaner 5.11 can also clean junk from Camtasia Studio 8.0, the popular screen recording app from Techsmith.

The latest version of CCleaner also adds a very important option, in the form of support for uninstalling Windows Store apps in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and of course Windows 10. A picture of this feature in CCleaner 5.11, is shown in the screenshot featured above.

I’ve never been a fan of Windows apps, or the lack thereof, but Windows 10 comes with a ton of bloatware, and even the simple task of removing the unwanted apps can be complicated for the average user. You really only need to click on the Start Menu and right-click on the app you want to uninstall, or use the Settings App ( System > Apps & Features). Sbut Microsoft doesn’t tell users how to do so, and as a result not everyone knows this. So, it is nice to have the option in CCleaner too.

CCleaner 5.11 has improved support for cleaning Mozilla Firefox 41, and the download history of Google Chrome. The cleaning tool now has better detection of Start-up Items, and also brings some improvements for the keyboard navigation and shortcuts.

Other miscellaneous improvements in CCleaner 5.11 include updated translations, bug fixes which the company has not detailed about, and some changes to the app’s interface.

Download Piriform CCleaner v5.11.5408 from the official website, for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Just download the set-up package, and it will install the appropriate bit version according to your PC’s operating system.

Piriform CCleaner was in the spotlight of a controversy recently, when Microsoft’s Gov Maharaj, openly (read unfairly) criticized the app for no particular reason, on the Redmond Company’s webshow on TV9. But we know better don’t we? Microsoft should really look at its own buggy creations and work on fixing them, before pointing out the faults in other software.

And its really nice to see that Piriform is being the nice guy here, by adding support for the latest apps from Microsoft. This certainly deserves a hat tip. Oh and if you are interested in cleaning out PCs remotely, do have a look at CCleaner Cloud, which was released recently, and offers the same functions as that of the standalone app.