CCleaner improves Opera browser support, Registry cleaning

Piriform has issued the latest monthly update to its Windows cleaning tool with the release of CCleaner 4.12 and CCleaner Portable 4.12. After the excitement of last month’s release, version 4.12 is a more sedate affair.

Chief among its new features is wider support for the new Blink-based version of Opera, which joins various other tweaks, improvements and fixes.

Version 4.12 now adds a Saved Form Information cleaning option to its Opera cleaning tools, and it’s now also capable of working with pre-release versions of the browser through added support for the Opera Developer Channel.

The Registry cleaning tools -- which should always be used with extreme caution -- gain two improvements with this release, to the ActiveX and Class Issue sections respectively.

The Intelligent Cookie Scan tool is now able to recognize -- and preserve -- Facebook and Twitter cookies, while cleaning tools have been added for Xilisoft Video Converter and DVD Ripper, dBpoweramp and SyncBackFree.

Existing cleaning tools that get minor improvements include Vuze, Orbit Downloader, CA Anti-Virus and Microsoft AntiSpyware.

Those who purchase a Professional license also gain improvement management of the Scheduler tool with this latest build, which is rounded off with usual unspecified minor bug fixes and user interface tweaks.

CCleaner 4.12 and CCleaner Portable 4.12 are available now as freeware downloads for PCs running Windows XP or later. A Professional version offering additional features including real-time monitoring and complete system cleaning is available for $24.95.

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