CCleaner comes to Microsoft Store after a long fight

by Vladimir Popescu
Vladimir Popescu
Vladimir Popescu
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Being an artist his entire life while also playing handball at a professional level, Vladimir has also developed a passion for all things computer-related. With an innate fascination... read more
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  • The latest big-name software to come to the Microsoft Store is CCleaner from Piriform.
  • As you know, the cleaning software has been available for a long time on Windows, but not through the Microsoft Store.
  • At the moment, is only available to a selected few but will soon be public.
CCleaner comes to Microsoft Store after long fight

CCleaner’s move to the Microsoft Store is part of a larger trend that we’re seeing with big-name software coming to the Store. 

It is interesting to see that CCleaner has now joined the Microsoft Store. The two companies have had a bit of a history where each took shots at one another in the past.

Microsoft and Piriform have since moved on from the past and are now aligning themselves to provide a better future for all. 

What does CCleaner bring to the table?

The app itself is very popular and does what it says on the tin. On top of the usual cleaning up of your hard drive of temporary files, cookies, and other assorted junk, CCleaner also lets you monitor system resources and change how your computer works at a low level.

One of the major reasons for the popularity of CCleaner is its ability to clean Windows Registry for things that can slow down your computer or even cause problems 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 CCleaner version to protect yourself from malware.

CCleaner joins Microsoft Store

It seems that Microsoft and Piriform have apparently buried the hatchet, as CCleaner will have a new home within the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft’s Windows Defender anti-malware software had a few years back flagged the popular third-party maintenance tool as a potentially unwanted application. 

The Redmond giant seems to have had a change of heart and is no longer classifying it as a PUA.

Also worth noting is that while CCleaner may have joined Microsoft Store, there is another app masquerading as CCleaner but goes by PCCleaner and even uses their logo.

Ensure you download the correct CCleaner app to avoid downloading malware. 

Do you think CCleaner will bring competition to other cleaning software on the Microsoft Store? Let us know in the comments section below.

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