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Windows 7: Avast acquires Piriform, makers of CCleaner

4 Weeks Ago   #1
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Avast acquires Piriform, makers of CCleaner

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Avast just announced that the company has acquired the software company Piriform, best known for the software program CCleaner for Windows.

Piriform's flagship product is CCleaner, a temporary file cleaner and traces remover for Windows. The company has created other respectable programs such as Speccy, a hardware inventory software, Defraggler, a file defragmentation program, and Recuva, a file recovery application.

The company started out as a producer of high quality Windows programs, but has created an Android and Mac OS X version of CCleaner in the past to branch out to other platforms.

According to Avast's announcement, CCleaner is used by 130 million users of which 15 million are using the Android version of the application.
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/07/19/av...s-of-ccleaner/


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I hope they don't incorporate it into their Internet Security suite then kill the standalone product. That would be a real shame, as it's always been a great piece of software.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Sky Ranch

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Is it me or was "Complete Cleaning" offered for free?


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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well we all need to be watchful.

I fears are that Avast will screw up Ccleaner and Piriform other products.
Many formally anti virus program companies keep adding things to their anti virus programs and all we want is a quality anti virus program.
For me, if I want added programs I will chose which ones and when.

Jack
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If this goes south, bye bye Ccleaner and Speccy.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
ranett

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
If this goes south, bye bye Ccleaner and Speccy.
Yep, I use both too.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
Is it me or was "Complete Cleaning" offered for free?
Yes, it was. Fortunately, I no longer need complete cleaning since I no longer have HDDs and can use Secure Erase to clean my SSDs if ever needed. Leave it to Avast to take a program and further screw it up. I hope they don't screw up Speccy!
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well we all need to be watchful.

I fears are that Avast will screw up Ccleaner and Piriform other products.
Many formally anti virus program companies keep adding things to their anti virus programs and all we want is a quality anti virus program.
For me, if I want added programs I will chose which ones and when.

Jack
What our friendly, neighborhood bear said!
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I've never needed anything more than tfc oldie but a keeper
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer Download - Geeks to Go Forum
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well we all need to be watchful.

I fears are that Avast will screw up Ccleaner and Piriform other products.
Many formally anti virus program companies keep adding things to their anti virus programs and all we want is a quality anti virus program.
For me, if I want added programs I will chose which ones and when.

Jack
I really hate how they keep trying to make these all-in-one solutions!
I just want the Anti-virus! No browser plugins, no software updaters, no disk cleaners (at least not theirs anyway).

I uncheck every piece of junk that they try and install with it. I don't need all the added garbage.

I'll be keeping hold of my old CCleaner installers as I can see this being retired in future, despite what Avast promises!
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