Quite a few software developer companies out there—such as ecommerce platforms—brag about how their programs have been downloaded thousands of times on the Internet. But then there are companies like Piriform. Most people probably have not heard of this company, but chances are, if you own a PC, you’re familiar with one of its program. It’s called the CCleaner, and it has been downloaded more than a billion times.
The reputation of CCleaner has been the result of three crucial developments. The first is that all computers tend to slow down over time. The hard disk gets packed with more and more files due to installations and downloads. Programs come with settings that aren’t used. The hard disk gets burdened with all the data, and this slows it down. Everybody has this problem.
CCleaner takes care of all that. It’s one of the most popular programs for PC optimization because it absolutely works. It’s also very easy to use. For beginners, even a single click can work wonders for any lagging PC.
And the third reason for CCleaner’s popularity is that there’s a free version, and even this version is pretty awesome. With it, your PC becomes faster and even your privacy gets better protection. Browser search history and cookies are erased so that other users of your PC won’t find out you’ve been downloading Justin Bieber wallpapers (not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you).
CCleaner makes the startup for your PC much quicker by delaying programs you don’t need. It also cleans out the registry from broken settings and errors so you don’t have to deal with computer crashes.
Take note that these are all just features you can get from the free version.
Now we come to the Professional version, which costs $24.95 although you can take advantage of the free trial first. You need this type of program for your PC if you use it for important stuff. With the free version you can click on a button and CCleaner can clean out your PC. With the Professional version, your PC is monitored in real time, so problems are caught even before they start to mess up with your PC. You get preventive measures instead of just cures. You also get automatic updates, and you get premium support from Piriform’s customer service team.
Now for very crucial PCs, you may want to think about the Professional Plus version, which costs a few dollars more at $39.95. With this version, you also get disk defrag services that are extremely much better than that puny defrag from Windows. Now related files can sit in your hard disk side by side so that less time is spent searching through huge hard disks for the files you need. Then files are also set together so that chunks of hard disk space are ready for large files. You also get file recovery services, so that any file that’s been “lost” or deleted can be found more easily.
Now that’s just CCleaner. Piriform also offers Recuva for separate file recovery services, Defraggler for defragging hard drives, and Speccy to give you all the advanced system info you need.
With Piriform, you get all the necessary tools to make sure your PC is working at maximum efficiency.