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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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CCleaner in numbers!

CCleaner in numbers!

When it comes to CCleaner, we’re talking big numbers. Big downloads (over 2 billion and counting), big spread (downloaded in every country worldwide) and best of all, big cleans...

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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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