London, United Kingdom, 12 March 2019 – Piriform Software Ltd. today announced that the latest version of its popular CCleaner Professional product now includes Software Updater. From today, users will be able to quickly and easily keep track of the latest software updates, ensuring they get the latest and most secure version of the programmes they use, which includes patches for any security vulnerabilities that could leave them open to cyberattacks.
Listed within CCleaner’s Tools menu, Software Updater provides a clear status overview of installed software with the option to quickly and securely retrieve and install updates for the world’s most popular PC applications, including Skype, 7-Zip and VLC Media Player.
A recent survey of over 5,000 CCleaner users identified that although 80% of people thought it was extremely or very important to keep software up to date, nearly 60% admitted ignoring reminders to do so. In fact, over 10% either avoid software updates completely, or only install when they feel they have no other choice. Many claimed their inaction was due to feeling ‘interrupted’ while in the middle of tasks and then forgetting to revisit.
Paul Yung, VP Product, CCleaner comments, “We know that keeping on top of updates can be challenging but also that it’s vital to ensure ongoing protection against the latest malware attacks. The speed at which new attacks appear and vulnerabilities are identified can create more numerous updates which can be an administration headache for users, as shown by the two-thirds of users who admitted to ignoring updates. Software Updater helps to make it quick and easy by giving people visibility and control of all required updates in one place.”
Along with the new Software Updater feature, CCleaner Professional users will continue to benefit from the product’s much lauded PC cleaner features, including automatic cleaning to remove junk system and browser files, like history and cookies, to help protect privacy.
The latest version of CCleaner Professional, featuring Software Updater, is available to download now from www.ccleaner.com.
About Piriform, makers of CCleaner
Piriform, which is now known as CCleaner, was founded in 2004 and is a global leader in system optimization software with hundreds of millions of home and business users worldwide. Its portfolio of software tools optimizes computing performance, improves security and extends the useful life of hardware.
As well as the flagship CCleaner, which makes PC, Mac and Android devices clean, safe and run fast, CCleaner also develops Defraggler which defragments hard drives, Speccy which delivers PC insight and Recuva which recovers lost or deleted files.
A CCleaner product is installed more than 23 million times a month and installs have taken place in every single country worldwide.