Piriform (company)

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Piriform Limited
Type Private limited company
Industry Computer software
Founded London, UK (2004)
Founders Guy Saner
Headquarters 78 York Street, London, United Kingdom, W1H 1DP[1]
Products CCleaner
An unnamed product[3]
Website www.piriform.com

Piriform is a privately owned software house based in the West End of London, UK.

It develops software for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Piriform's projects include CCleaner, Recuva, Defraggler, Speccy,[4][5] Agomo[2] with at least one more product under development for a future release.[3]

The word Piriform means "shaped like a pear", or "pear-shaped".[6]


Piriform is best known for its shareware program CCleaner. It also makes Defraggler, a disk defragmentation tool.[7][8] Other products are Recuva, a tool to recover deleted files and Speccy, a tool that shows the system in detail.

On August 16, 2013, Piriform launched Agomo, which uses the CCleaner technology.[2]


  1. ^ "Company details". Companies House. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "Piriform Blog - Introducing Agomo". Piriform. 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Piriform Blog - New Year, New Products". Piriform. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Piriform Product page". Piriform. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Piriform company Info page". Piriform. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  6. ^ "'piriform' in dictionary.com". Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Review for Defraggler on softpedia.com". Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  8. ^ "Review for Defraggler on lifehacker.com". Retrieved 2012-07-04.