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Introducing, Easy Clean: our new, simplified cleaning flow!

Introducing, Easy Clean: our new, simplified cleaning flow!

So, today we announced one of the biggest changes in CCleaner history! We’ve made a radical (but also optional) change to the cleaning flow that CCleaner users know and love. And here's why...

When CCleaner was developed 15 years ago, it was built by a techy, for a techy. Its users had no problem understanding all the different file types that could be cleaned. They understood how a machine worked and the benefits of cleaning one. But over time, that’s changed...

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How to tune up your PC in less than 5 minutes using CCleaner

How to tune up your PC in less than 5 minutes using CCleaner

Everyone wants a clean, fast PC but let’s face it, most people don’t have the spare time or knowledge to make it happen. When life is busy, maintaining your PC can fall to the bottom of the queue. However, if you tune up on a regular basis, you'll probably be much happier with your computer's performance. Luckily, CCleaner makes PC maintenance really fast and easy...

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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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Piriform is joining Avast

Piriform is joining Avast

We are excited to announce that as of today, we have signed an agreement with Avast to join their business. Avast is the global leader in digital security products, focused on providing their customers with products that make their lives more convenient.

We are happy to join Avast and are proud that CCleaner, which is used by about 130 million people...

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How much RAM does a smartphone actually need?

How much RAM does a smartphone actually need?

Vishal, our Head of Products, contributed to a Digital Trends Ask an Expert article about what smartphone RAM does and how much you actually need. 

Buying a smartphone today can be confusing. Long specification sheets are crammed with numbers, and their relationship with real-world performance is not always clear. One of the most misunderstood of all those specs is RAM, or Random Access Memory.

If you’re wondering how much RAM your smartphone needs, then you’re not alone. This question has popped up again and again since the dawn of the smartphone. We decided to ask some experts about how much RAM the average person really needs, what it does, and how it works.

What does RAM do?

“Smartphones have come a long way in the last few years and do more for us now than ever,” Vishal Kara, Head of Product at Piriform (the makers of CCleaner for Android) told Digital Trends. “As we perform more and more tasks using our smartphones, more RAM is necessary for them to continue functioning efficiently.”

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