Use CCleaner 3.25 to manage Chrome extensions

Software developer Piriform Ltd has announced the release ofCCleaner 3.25, the latest build of its Windows freeware cleaning tool. Version 3.25, which is also available in portable form as CCleaner 3.25 Portable, adds Google Chrome Extension management to its feature roster amid a number of compatibility and cleaning improvements.

The update follows hot on the heels of Recuva 1.44, a new version of Piriform’s free data recovery tool, which offers improved recovery of large files and Outlook Express messages as well as a host of other minor tweaks and improvements.

The headline new feature in CCleaner 3.25 is support for managing Google Chrome Extensions, allowing users to disable or deleted unwanted add-ons from the web browser -- it’s accessible via Tools > Startup on the Google Chrome tab.

Other changes in version 3.25 include improved compatibility with both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, better security managing Firefox plugins and new options for cleaning Adobe Dreamweaver, Corel PaintShop Pro X5 and Anonymizer.

The update also promises improved internal module loading times, better cleaning in Microsoft Office 2010 and ImgBurn, GUI navigation improvements and a number of minor, unspecified bug fixes.

The CCleaner update was preceded by the release of Recuva 1.44, a new build of Piriform’s freeware data recovery tool. Version 1.44 claims improved recovery for files larger than 1GB as well as Outlook Express data. The app also promises increased responsiveness when dealing with file lists containing over a million entries.

Recuva 1.44 also adds support for mini-SD cards as well as USB drives mounted with the ‘A’ drive letter, correctly identifies exFAT drive labels and adds a new Recover option to the Recycle Bin menu. Pro users also gain the ability to create VHD drive images.

CCleaner 3.25 and CCleaner 3.25 Portable are both available as freeware downloads for PCs running Windows 2000 or later. An OS X build -- CCleaner for Mac 1.05 -- is also available. Recuva 1.44 and its associated portable build are also available for PCs running Windows 2000 or later.

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