“Avast Announced to Acquire Piriform, Creator of CCleaner”
Avast Software is a old-brand, leading security company that provides security products for consumers and businesses. With over 400 million users, its digital security software for mobile, PC and Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, West Coast Labs and others. On July 19 the company announced that it had acquired Piriform, the maker of CCleaner.
Found and based in London since 2004, Piriform is a privately owned company that provides cleaning and optimization software for PC, Mac and Android devices. Its products include CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy. With over 130 million users, CCleaner is the flagship product that claims to speed up PCs and Android smart phones by removing junk and freeing up resources on computers and phones.