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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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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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Want a portable version of CCleaner for your business?

Want a portable version of CCleaner for your business?

Using CCleaner in a portable fashion is the preferred method of use for some our users and it can have some great benefits for your business. Our non-commercial product, CCleaner Portable, is popular among our techy user base because of its speed and ease of deployment. As it can simply be hosted and run from a memory stick... 

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Thanks for joining us at IP Expo!

Thanks for joining us at IP Expo!

Last week we were at IP Expo at London’s ExCel to talk cleaning and optimization with thousands of visitors from the UK’s IT industry.

The two-day show covered everything from cloud solutions and infrastructure to DevOps and analytics. With 300 exhibitors and 300 conference sessions, it was a fantastic opportunity for the industry to share the latest innovations...

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Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users

Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users

Dear CCleaner customers, users and supporters,

We would like to apologize for a security incident that we have recently found in CCleaner version 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191. A suspicious activity was identified on September 12th, 2017, where we saw an unknown IP address receiving data from software found in version 5.33.6162 of CCleaner, and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191, on 32-bit Windows systems...

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