Webroot Window Washer (PC DVD)
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- Extensive washer areas
- internet browser actvity eraser
- Permanent bleaching of files
- One click shredder
- Disk space cleaner
- Critical file protection
- Automatic or schedule clean cycles
- Supports popular browsers such as Internet explorer, firefox and AOL
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Webroot Window washer is an award winning software solution designed to protect your privacy by permanently removing all traces of your web browsing history and other personal information from your PC. In Just one click, Window Washer scours your hard drive and removes information such as websites visited, downloaded files, stored user names and passwords.Window Washer also removes the opened file list within Windows and hundreds of third-party applications such as Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat, Apple iTunes and Quicktime. Once these traces are removed, Window Washer ensures they are gone forever. In addition, by automatically cleaning your system with Window Washer's convenient scheduling feature, you can ensure your privacy is maintained every time you use your computer
Top Customer Reviews
I have used security software for at least 15 years, both previous versions of Window Washer and offerings from several others. I can report that Window Washer is a reliable and easy to use piece of software that you can happily install and forget - it can be set up to work automatically. It is better value than most, has a proven track record, is from a well known software house and is as easy to use and flexible as anything else on offer, without losing functionality. It gets my vote as the best all-round package for peace of mind.
User control is excellent with a simple interface. "Washes" as they call the deletion process, can be performed as desired, or scheduled either on a time lapse basis or at key events like start-up or shutdown. The scheduler function essentially allows you to "fit and forget" safe in the knowledge you are protected once you've set things up. Not only does the operation protect you, but the clearing of old data liberates memory and speeds up your computer too.
I notice that another reviewer here gives a negative account based on their belief that this program does not work. This view is mistaken. It's important to realise that Window Washer is highly flexible and designed to wipe only what you want it to. BUT YOU NEED TO SET IT UP FIRST.Read more ›
The user interface may make you think this is a lightweight application but don't be fooled. It is a very powerful and therefore very dangerous tool for the uninitiated.
If you are new to PC 'housekeeping', beware. It's all too easy to select everything to be cleaned only to discover you've rinsed something important off your hard drive.
My advice? Start with the more robust things like cottons (registry tidy ups after uninstalling programs) before moving on to your delicates (cookies and site passwords).
Blokes may find this all too technical because the program refers to every action as a different kind of 'wash'. Don't be afraid, guys, it's just jargon.
The most powerful aspect of this program is the 'bleaching' function. Forget having to wipe your entire hard drive, running a 'military' or 'government' wipe and then reinstalling everything, WWW will render unrecoverable, any areas you select. It's that good.
Thinking of selling your old hardware or even giving it away to a local charity or church? No need to remove your hard drive before passing it on. WWW will ensure that even your personal information is lost forever so you can rest easy in your benefaction.
A shredder will reduce your hard copy to 1" strips of paper so identity theft is nigh on impossible, but what of spybots mining your hard drive for personal info? WWW can be scheduled to perform regular washing, light showering or heavy scrubbing to deliver the cleanliness level you require.Read more ›
One feature of Webroot Window Washer which should certainly be worth having is the facility to wipe clean a hard drive before selling or otherwise passing on a computer. That would prevent any traces of your own letters, passwords, bank information being inadvertently handed over to someone else. I haven't yet tried this part of the program out but definitely will when the time comes.
In summary I do like this program, and for the low price it seems to be worth buying even when there are free programs available for some of its features.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
With my laptop grinding to a halt and locking up, it was either buy a new machine or try to clean up my existing laptop. I thought I knew enough to have a go at sorting it out. Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2010 by gadgetlover
I've been using Webroot Window Washer for a few months now, and whereas I used to be plagued by various bugs, my PC runs much smoother. Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2009 by Mr. A. D. H. Lowe
This is a great product if you are worried about identity theft etc. It only takes a few minutes to set up which areas you want cleaning, and one click and it's done. Read morePublished on 18 Oct. 2009 by N. Edwards
There is very little that one can say about this to be honest. You instal it and off it goes cleaning up your traces. Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2009 by M. G. Chisholm
A very useful piece of software for removing files and trails left by internet use.
Very quick and easy set up. Easy to use and understand. Read more
The problem with these types of product is that you don't know how good they are, because you don't know what would have happened without it. Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2009 by Dr. Richard Dudley
Window washer is as expected,does a reasonable job but have to say a certain free program does as much.
Am satisfied with program at the level of cost.
This should be built in to Windows, especially laptops or on computers that use USB memory sticks or hard disks. Read morePublished on 29 Jun. 2009 by Paul Stewart
I have always used Norton SystemWorks in the past for cleaning up registry issues and other general windows cleanup. Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2009 by Phil Coombe