Is CCleaner safe?

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File Analysis

We’re analyzing CCMacSetup113.dmgfile and also the URLS https://download.piriform.com/mac/CCMacSetup113.dmg, http://www.piriform.com to check if this software is safe to download and install. For each element we can conclude that:

  • Computer Threats: 0
  • Identity Threats: 0
  • Annoyance factors: 0

Google Safe Browsing

Google Safe Browsing also reports a clean score for this domain, so we can conclude that there’s No Malware or Phishing associated with this site.

Google Safe Browsing is a Google service that allows client applications to check URLs against Google’s constantly updated lists of insecure web resources. Examples of insecure web resources are social engineering sites (phishing and misleading sites) and sites that host malicious or unwanted software.

Domain Analysis*

In terms of domain quality (piriform.com) AVG antivirus flags this URL with the following score: Safe

SSL Certificate

SSL certificates are important to ensure your privacy protection when browsing and is used to encrypt transactions. Here are the results for this domain:

It’s all good. We have not detected any issues.

Domain Trustworthiness

Users worldwide are rating this site based on the trustworthiness and the safeness for children. The score is the following:

  • Trustworthiness: 94
  • Child Safety: 94

Any score over 80 should be good enough to ensure a safe browsing experience for you and for your children.

Download CCleaner

If you’re ok with prior results, you’re ready to download the file from official site: http://www.piriform.com.

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User Comments

  • [Official website of the piriform] Very good software developers, who are the great authors of CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy utility.
    When installing free versions of their programs that offer you a Google Chrome and Google toolbar in a non-application but not misleading, simply Uncheck boxes (so beware if you do not want Chrome or Google Toolbar), but I do not care, as both Chrome and Google Toolbar software are safe and not malicious.
  • All software developers cleaning computer that can think, piriformis is the only one I can trust. Of course, their products are priced [which usually means nothing good], but allow you to use more than 75% of its potential without paying a penny. There is also a full privacy policy fledged and your contact information and identity management team are fully open for access to the Company menu at the top. In addition, the site is not mounted with certificates [trustmark only Symantec solo], which usually means not forged and certificates. Rogue software cleaning equipment is typically mounted with forged certificates, which obliges to pay for it to work even if you have a credit card or not, and often lack things like contact information.
  • Good company with such products.No + n + crawlers useful virus No adware + No ads! + It does not support HTTPS = Rating 4/5
  • It is the official website of Piriform, from where you can download tools like CCleaner or Speccy.
  • ;useful software, but always pushing people to buy the paid version by making users jump through hoops to get the free version.
    Recuva really should consider adding a warning to the installer will not install on a hard disk that has been erased data, though; because they can damage the missing data.

*Should I care about this metric? Not necessarily, as score refers to the whole domain, and bigger domains like google.com or blogspot.com might have low scores due to a few dirty URLs.

Traffic information

This site has an average of 47.91M visitors per month globally, and is very popular in United States, Germany, France, Russia and Brazil. Normally, you should trust sites with big and global audiences, as well as sites with a lot of direct traffic. In the following graph You’ll be able to see how much of its traffic is direct (brand traffic)

Also, this site gets traffic from the following urls: howtogeek.com, techradar.com, forest.watch.impress.co.jp, majorgeeks.com and aranzulla.it. It’s very important to understand what are the main traffic sources to understand potential risks. Are the sites listed suspicious? Then you should be careful when accessing this domain

Around 1000 people in the United States are asking every month the question is this site safe? This number is above the average of searches per month, which means people is very concerned about potential dangers visiting this site. In fact, this site is in position number 8 in searches per month with the query “is safe”. Also, Google shows 526000 number of results for this query (for an average of 3.000.000)

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