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7% remove it93% keep it
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Piriform Software

Overview

Piriform Software is a program developed by Piriform. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 12.03 MB (12,615,048 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CCleaner
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\zipinst.exe /uninst "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\uninst1~.nsu"
Estimated size: 12.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Piriform Software

  • CCleaner.exe - CCleaner
  • CCleaner64.exe
  • uninst.exe - CCleaner Installer
  • branding.dll - branding Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CCleaning' (runs daily at 11:00 PM).
  • CCleaner64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2AFF75E-E199-44DD-B2FB-D4430EB25E4B}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • CCleaner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ejecta ccleaner para limpiar el PC automaticamente.
  • CCleaner64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Run CCleaner.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • CCleaner.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CCleaner Monitoring' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" /MONITOR.
  • CCleaner64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CCleaner Monitoring' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CCleaner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe'.

How do I remove Piriform Software?

Quickly and completely remove Piriform Software from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Piriform Software from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Piriform Software, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Piriform Software.

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Piriform

Piriform is develops software for the Microsoft Windows whose products include CCleaner, Recuva, Defraggler, and Speccy.
Publisher URL: www.piriform.com

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