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A day in the life of: the Piriform support team

A day in the life of: the Piriform support team

The Piriform support team is the gateway between us in the office and you in your home or business. The team here resolves all kinds of customer queries, in dozens of different languages, which come from all corners of the globe. With that in mind, we thought we'd share some insight into the processes we follow to keep you happy using Piriform products...

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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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New Year's tech resolutions

New Year's tech resolutions

Whether you’ve got this year off to a great start by sticking to your resolutions, or whether you’re back to your old habits (and wishing you hadn’t told anyone about your resolutions at all), we all know that fixing the areas of our lives which need improvement makes us happier.

Typical resolutions cover the basics (fitter body, better skills, bigger bank balance) but what about the other, less obvious areas of our lives? We all use computers and phones, right? Well, a little tweaking to the tech we use daily could make our lives feel a bit simpler, safer and more efficient...

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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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