CCleaner leaves no stone unturned when scanning systems for unnecessary files.
Old school vets remember when CCleaner was called Crap Cleaner. Piriform launched the freemium utility almost a decade ago, and we still like to use it after all these years to clean up unwanted files and cache that tends to accumulate. So do many others, which would explain why it's been download more than a billion times, according to Piriform. Remarkable, CCleaner has been installed on one quarter of the world's PCs and now spans 200 countries and more than 45 languages.
Windows 8 hardware and software doesn’t officially go on sale until October 26th, but apparently The Home Shopping Network didn’t get the memo. Either that or they did get the memo, but just chose to ignore it. The online portal for the popular shopping television show is offering up 5 different machines from Gateway and Acer, all of which feature Windows 8 pre-installed. The models shown are hardly remarkable, however as ZDNet’s Ed Bott points out, the marketing materials confirm what we all feared. Crapware is alive and well on Windows 8, and Microsoft seems powerless to prevent it.