Piriform Announces 2 Billion CCleaner Downloads Worldwide
LONDON, November 3, 2016
Piriform Software Ltd announces the world’s favourite optimization tool, CCleaner, has reached 2 billion downloads and counting, making it one of the most popular pieces of software worldwide. This impressive figure equates to more than one download to every three people on earth.
CCleaner, which is developed to make devices run cleaner and faster for longer, is available on PC, Mac and Android. In just twelve years Piriform has made CCleaner a major success in the consumer market, while also counting several million businesses and not-for-profit organisations among their clients, including multinationals General Electric, Squire Patton Boggs and the YMCA. CCleaner downloads now top 20 million per month.
CEO and co-founder Lindsey Whelan commented, “I’ve seen Piriform grow from a bedroom-based hobby to a full grown business with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Our objective always has been, and always will be, to create world class software tools that fix real world problems. I believe it’s this unwavering commitment to quality that has resulted in our huge CCleaner fan and user base. I am proud to count myself amongst those users, as barely a day goes by without me using one of Piriform’s tools.”
Louise Kinane, VP of Operations, commented, “Having joined Piriform in 2012 when it consisted of just four staff, it has been incredible to watch the company’s offerings to both consumers and businesses grow. This exciting milestone of 2 billion CCleaner downloads proves just how useful CCleaner is and how much our users value working and playing on devices which are clean, run faster and last longer.”
Piriform are global leaders in system optimization software, founded in 2004 by Guy Saner and Lindsey Whelan. Piriform software, which makes PC, Mac and Android devices clean, safe and run fast, is used by hundreds of millions of home and business users worldwide. A Piriform product is installed more than 23 million times a month.