Avast acquires Piriform, the developers of CCleaner

The security software major Avast has bought Piriform, the developers of CCleaner. Piriform is one of the largest providers of PC and mobile optimization software in the world. The company was founded and based in London, UK. Piriform is known for its flagship product CCleaner. CCleaner is the popular tool for cleaning the PC and is used by 130 million people. This also includes 15 million Android users.

After Avast acquired Piriform, Piriform staff will be a part of Avast’s consumer business unit, led by Ondrej Vlcek, Avast CTO and EVP & GM, Consumer.

Avast acquired Piriform

Avast acquires Piriform: What next

Since Avast acquired Piriform, CCleaner is now associated with Avast as well. As Vince mentions, CCleaner fits very well to Avast, for various reasons. It is a high-quality product that fits Avast’s standards. Though it’s a free product, CCleaner is a fully functioning product, with some excellent premium features on top. It comes with disk defragmenting, file recovery, and hardware inventory.

After Avast acquired Piriform, CCleaner will get all the Avast’s loyal community of tech-savvy users, built up over many years. Avast as founded in 1988; while Piriform was founded in 2004. Since then, both these companies have built up a huge customer base each. After Avast acquired Piriform, both these customer bases will merge and ultimately there will be a huge customer base for CCleaner.

Vince Steckler mentions about this merger of customer bases:

“They give us feedback regarding our products and even help other users with questions. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our loyal user base. We see many commonalities and synergies between CCleaner’s community and ours that we want to leverage.”

CCleaner is now a Piriform and Avast product

Vince Steckler further mentions about Piriform product CCleaner;

“…both CCleaner and Avast are known for their innovative and lightweight products. Piriform’s technology and products are extremely robust. We will maintain the Piriform products separately from our current Avast optimization portfolio, and Piriform customers can rest assured they will continue to get the attention and service they are used to. Our existing performance optimization products, Avast Cleanup and AVG TuneUp, will remain available.”

After Avast acquired Piriform, Avast is also able to broaden their presence in London.

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Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.

One Comment

  1. Crippled by UK State goons

    I ran it before going to update to Windows 10.
    But, some things it cannot fix….. Such as the install has been ongoing, non-stop, for FIVE WHOLE DAYS (& nights), BECAUSE, without my knowing, the running language of my PC (English) is different to the install language of the USB/update Microsoft key, of Windows 10.
    I found out, but would need to destroy the current update/SSD install, to try something else… and I just know all my install and files will collapse into a Microsoft heap of BSoD the moment I stop the 120 hour install time I am at already.

    Oh,…. and as for Ccleaner…. a couple of points to note…
    1) If you buy it, you Should be able to use on any PC you own. Transferable. But with limits according to the year yo bought it (regarding limits to updates).
    2) The recovery/undo function for REGISTRY changes should be within the program (on a fully accessible mini-screen), at all times until you have had time to test a few things.
    3) The price should be set to one where its affordable to most people (for instance, just under $10 or $20 depending on the Edition [and Extra features]).

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