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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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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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2017: CCleaner’s year in numbers

2017: CCleaner’s year in numbers

Over the last 13 years CCleaner has built up an incredible worldwide fanbase of home and business users who want their devices to be clean, safe and fast - and who want to free up space.

So, as 2017 draws to a close, we thought we’d have a bit of fun by gathering some facts about CCleaner and its worldwide cleaning power and sharing them with you, our users:

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The 5 burning PC questions CCleaner can answer

The 5 burning PC questions CCleaner can answer

Here in support we deal with all sort of queries from product functionality to license renewals and everything in between; it’s my job to understand our products inside out.

As you’d imagine, most of the functionality questions we’re asked about CCleaner are about cleaning, but that’s not just what it’s all about. Look beyond the main cleaning screen and you’ll find some additional tools which were developed to answer questions that might arise during your day-to-day computing...

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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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