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#1 Angoid

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:15 PM

Adding 130 million users to Avast’s performance optimization installed base

 

Redwood City, California, July 19, 2017 – Avast, the global leader in digital security products, today announced that it has acquired Piriform, the leading provider of device performance optimization software. Founded and based in London, UK, Piriform’s flagship product, CCleaner, speeds up PCs and smartphones by intelligently removing junk and improving the performance of computers and phones.

 

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#2 kennethr

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:21 PM

That won't end up good for little consumers, like myself.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:19 PM

IMHO, the only reason that that a loser AV such as Avast pays money for a program is so that they can make more money with it. I guess it remains to be seen what form this will take in the future. That probably also bodes ill for that great little Piriform utility, Speccy.


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