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Avast Buys Piriform (CCleaner & Recuval & More)!
« on: July 19, 2017, 06:32:29 PM »
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Avast, today's largest vendor of security software, has acquired Piriform, a UK-based company that is behind many successful desktop and mobile apps, such as CCleaner, Recuva, Speccy, and Defraggler.

The acquisition was announced today in a press release and on the blogs of both companies, but no financial details are currently available.

Piriform is a privately held company based in London, UK, founded back in 2004. The company's claim to fame is its CCleaner application, a very popular OS optimization utility with versions for Windows, Mac, and Android.

According to Piriform, CCleaner has over 130 million users on desktop and over 15 million users on mobile. In November 2016, Piriform announced that CCleaner had surpassed two billion downloads, making it one of the most popular pieces of software worldwide, with over 23 million downloads each month.

More at Avast Buys Piriform, the Company Behind CCleaner and Recuva

Avast Press Release:  Avast acquires Piriform, maker of CCleaner


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Re: Avast Buys Piriform (CCleaner & Recuval & More)!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 05:36:36 PM »
NOW this I hope does not go sidways so many issues with avast!! darn it!!

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Re: Avast Buys Piriform (CCleaner & Recuval & More)!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 01:30:07 PM »
NOW this I hope does not go sidways so many issues with avast!! darn it!!

I was thinking the same thing, there goes maybe another decent software program down the drains.

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Re: Avast Buys Piriform (CCleaner & Recuval & More)!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 05:08:36 PM »
well if I can advise anyone right now...go and download the latest version
of all their products and archive them...:)

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