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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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Black Friday: tips to help you shop safely

Black Friday: tips to help you shop safely

Black Friday – the annual retail shopping spectacular – is nearly upon us. This year’s big event, which is held on 25th November, could be the biggest day of spending the world has ever seen.

As an online retailer we can’t help be interested in the frenzy which descends across the world as people try to get their best-ever bargain...

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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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What is my cache and why does it need clearing?

What is my cache and why does it need clearing?

During their day-to-day use all computers collect unnecessary files and data. This accumulated junk is to blame for your sluggish machine. Using a tool to system clean, such as CCleaner, will remove junk build up and make your PC feel good as new again.

You’ll often hear that as part of any routine system cleanup you should clear your cache, but clearing something on your machine without knowing what it is or what it does, is a scary thought!

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Let CCleaner remove the Windows 10 default apps you can’t get rid of

Let CCleaner remove the Windows 10 default apps you can’t get rid of

As well as some useful tools, the default apps in Windows 10’s Start Menu and All apps list consists of Microsoft tools or partner products you may not need. Take ‘Groove Music’, for example, which is Microsoft’s digital music streaming service. If you’re a Spotify person you might not need this additional clutter on your PC. The Maps app is another example. If Google Maps is your go-to, you might want to delete this...

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