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We asked for your opinion. Here’s what we found out…

We asked for your opinion. Here’s what we found out…

Last year we set out on a journey to understand more about our customers, what they think of us and what they want from our products. We wanted the good, the bad and the ugly – and that’s what we got. And we loved every minute of it.

In fact, you might have been part of it all. If you completed a survey or left us a review, you were. We thought you might like to know how you helped us out...

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Happy Clean Out Your Computer Day! (Clean yours in less than five minutes)

Happy Clean Out Your Computer Day! (Clean yours in less than five minutes)

Here at Piriform HQ, it’s our favorite day of the year! Clean Out Your Computer Day celebrates exactly what CCleaner was born to do.

Like any machine, unless you look after your computer properly its performance will deteriorate over time. After only a few months of daily use, you might notice it slowing. It’s commonly thought that this is due to the computer’s age and after two or three years it will automatically become redundant, but this is actually a myth...

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Data Privacy Day: tips for safe social networking

Data Privacy Day: tips for safe social networking

It's the week that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted something that looked a lot like his password, so it feels rather fitting to close it with Data Privacy Day. But what is Data Privacy Day? And what does it mean to the average human being?

January 28 marks Data Privacy Day (as it’s known in the US), which is an extension of the annual Data Protection Day celebrated in Europe. Worldwide, it’s a reminder of the responsibility that comes with sharing our personal details...

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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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Windows 10 trouble? We might be able to help

Windows 10 trouble? We might be able to help

In the wake of recent criticism from the consumer rights group Which?, we thought we’d highlight some of the ways Piriform tools can help ease some Windows 10-related issues. 

According to Which?, "Once installed, people reported various problems, including printers, wi-fi cards and speakers no longer working with their PC; instances of lost files and email accounts no longer syncing; and, most significantly, their computer encountering such problems that they had to pay someone to repair it". 

Whilst Windows 10 is not perfect, it’s certainly getting better. According to our support team, Windows 10-related issues reported by our users have vastly reduced in the year since its launch so Microsoft are definitely responding to their customers wants. While the initial bugs and fixes causing these problems are being resolved, here are some simple tips to keep your PC pain to a minimum... 

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