CCleaner hits the Microsoft Store after a long fight
- The latest big name software coming to the Microsoft Store is Piriform’s CCleaner.
- As you know, cleaning software has been available on Windows for a long time, but not through the Microsoft Store.
- At the moment, is only available for a select few, but will be public soon.
CCleaner’s move to the Microsoft Store is part of a larger trend we’re seeing with the arrival of big-name software in the Store.
It’s interesting to see that CCleaner has now joined the Microsoft Store. The two companies have had a little history where each has shot at each other in the past.
Microsoft and Piriform have since left the past and are now aligning themselves to deliver a better future for all.
What does CCleaner bring?
The app itself is very popular and does what it says on the tin. In addition to the usual cleaning of your hard drive of temporary files, cookies and other unwanted files, CCleaner also allows you to monitor system resources and modify the functioning of your computer at a low level.
One of the main reasons for the popularity of CCleaner is its ability to clean the Windows registry of items that can slow down your computer or even cause issues with various applications and software installed on your Windows PC. It’s actually quite a handy all-in-one tool to keep your PC running smoothly.
You can download the latest version of CCleaner to protect yourself from malware.
CCleaner joins the Microsoft Store
It looks like Microsoft and Piriform have apparently buried the hatchet, as CCleaner will have a new home in the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft’s Windows Defender anti-malware software a few years ago flagged the popular third-party maintenance tool as a potentially unwanted application.
The Redmond giant seems to have changed its mind and no longer classifies it as a PUA.
It’s also worth noting that while CCleaner may have joined the Microsoft Store, there is another app masquerading as CCleaner but goes through PCCleaner and even uses its logo.
Make sure you download the correct CCleaner app to avoid downloading malware.
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