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Piriform is joining Avast

Piriform is joining Avast

We are excited to announce that as of today, we have signed an agreement with Avast to join their business. Avast is the global leader in digital security products, focused on providing their customers with products that make their lives more convenient.

We are happy to join Avast and are proud that CCleaner, which is used by about 130 million people...

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How much RAM does a smartphone actually need?

How much RAM does a smartphone actually need?

Vishal, our Head of Products, contributed to a Digital Trends Ask an Expert article about what smartphone RAM does and how much you actually need. 

Buying a smartphone today can be confusing. Long specification sheets are crammed with numbers, and their relationship with real-world performance is not always clear. One of the most misunderstood of all those specs is RAM, or Random Access Memory.

If you’re wondering how much RAM your smartphone needs, then you’re not alone. This question has popped up again and again since the dawn of the smartphone. We decided to ask some experts about how much RAM the average person really needs, what it does, and how it works.

What does RAM do?

“Smartphones have come a long way in the last few years and do more for us now than ever,” Vishal Kara, Head of Product at Piriform (the makers of CCleaner for Android) told Digital Trends. “As we perform more and more tasks using our smartphones, more RAM is necessary for them to continue functioning efficiently.”

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How to stop Internet Service Providers getting hold of your data

How to stop Internet Service Providers getting hold of your data

President Donald Trump has approved legislation which revokes Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules meant to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) selling consumers’ web browsing data to advertisers.

The rules, which were established under the Obama Administration, were scheduled to take effect by the end of this year...

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5 tips to create a strong, secure password

5 tips to create a strong, secure password

Dropbox, Twitter, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Dailymotion, MySpace and Amazon have all been affected. Lynda.com (a subsidiary of LinkedIn), UK business Three Mobile and Germany's Deutsche Telekom have all experienced it in the last few weeks. Data breaches are in full force. It’s never been more important to take steps to prevent your personal data being compromised...

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We’ve reached 2 billion CCleaner downloads!

We’ve reached 2 billion CCleaner downloads!

Today is a happy day at Piriform HQ as we’ve reached 2 billion CCleaner downloads – a huge milestone for a company born only twelve years ago.

To put that into perspective, 2 billion downloads equates to more than one download to every three people on earth. CCleaner now has a huge worldwide following and has been installed on devices in every single country...

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