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Happy Clean Out Your Computer Day!

Happy Clean Out Your Computer Day!

It’s our favourite day of the year (we feel like it was created just for us!).

Is one day a year enough though? No. Your computer should be clean all year round, which is why we developed a tool to do it for you. My team helps people with all sorts of queries about CCleaner, so I know it inside out!

You might not realize that every time you use your computer it accumulates junk files, data and settings...

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Beware: Fake cleaning scams!

Beware: Fake cleaning scams!

It starts when you’re mindlessly using your PC, unaware of any issues, then there it is: the dreaded pop up which informs you that your computer has a number of errors. It asks you to pay to clean your machine and remove the junk you previously didn’t know you had.

In a blog post this week, Barak Shein from Microsoft’s Windows Defender Security Research said, “There has been an increase in free versions of programs that purport to scan computers for various errors, and then use alarming, coercive messages to scare customers into buying a premium version of the same program”.

In a bid to help protect their customers...

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We’ve moved to CCleaner.com!

We’ve moved to CCleaner.com!

Over the last fourteen years, CCleaner has cleaned and optimized devices to make them faster, safer and to free up space. It has celebrated considerable success and is now a much-loved brand with over two billion downloads worldwide.

During its evolution, it has grown from a desktop PC tool to cleaning Mac and Android devices, and has extended its offering into the cloud.

This success meant that over time, it became apparent that our website was probably not in the best place...

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3 steps to start 2018 with a cleaner, faster machine

3 steps to start 2018 with a cleaner, faster machine

If a new computer wasn’t on your festive wishlist (or you just didn’t get what you’d hoped for), don’t panic. While that ‘new PC’ feeling is undeniably great, don’t give up on your old machine just yet. There are some quick and easy steps you can take to restore your tired machine and get it working the way it used to...

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5 tips to maintain business machines over the festive period

5 tips to maintain business machines over the festive period

In today’s busy working environment, the festive period can mean a multitude of different things for an IT department.

For some companies, the next few weeks means a complete ‘down tools’ approach, where machines are not likely to be used at all for a week or so. For others, employees will continue working as normal with a day or two of rest. Company size, office locations, the number of remote or flexible workers to maintain and many other factors need to be considered when predicting working patterns (and support levels) in late December and January...

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