Webroot Window Washer 2011

Webroot Window Washer 2011

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 183 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    2,741,801
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 25, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try; 1-user license, annual subscription (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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This program offers a fast and simple way to protect your privacy by erasing Web browsing and application history. Upon launch, the program automatically scans your PC for supported applications, including such commonplace ones as Adobe Acrobat and RealPlayer.

Clicking the Wash Now button literally leaves your browser's cache, cookies, the history, and the temporary files list as clear as the day Windows was first installed. If you want more control, you can specify exactly what components to clean via the Wash Setup icon. Webroot Window Washer doesn't display detailed information about specific files, but it does give you a list of basic statistics. You can protect the program with a password and schedule cleaning sessions at regular intervals.

The ability to wipe free disk space according to secure algorithms is a bonus, but it would be nice if the program also could shred files and folders. In the final analysis, Webroot Window Washer has very few flaws, making it a fine pick for anyone concerned with privacy issues.

 
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  • Current Version

    2.5

    out of 30 votes

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    • 4 star 7
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    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    2.8

    out of 183 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 73
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4 stars

"version 6.6.0.67 works on win 7, 32 & 64 bit. ,"

December 16, 2010  |  By kootdog

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

Version 6.6 is the answer. I had a problem with the older version 6.5 and Webroot sent me the fix.

Cons

6.6 version does not offer the "shread it now feature that the 6.1 had.

Summary

Basically the fix is version 6.6. Works on Windows 7 32 & 64 bit.

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2 stars

"Was great but incompatible with current standards"

August 14, 2010  |  By BBCModelB

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

THe software used to do a great job in all the ways others have described. I used it happily for years. I even recently paid for an upgrade/subscription.

Cons

Webroot provided no warning Washer would not work on my new laptop running the 32-bit version of Windows. Their customer service acknowledged their new product, which is combined with anti-spyware I do not want, does not offer the same functions.

Summary

I just hope that Webroot will correct this terrible blow to supporters of their software.

Updated on Aug 14, 2010

I should clarify I mean 32-bit Windows 7 running on 64-bit laptop

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3 stars

"Slow speed with windows 7"

July 24, 2010  |  By nate03

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

It works with windows 7

Cons

Its ridiculously slow with windows 7. To delete a little over 400KB, it takes about an hour! An hour to clean 400 kilobytes, RIDICULOUS! To some people this seems like its unresponsive, just be very very patient.

Summary

Webroot needs to overhaul this program to make it more functional with win7. It runs excellent in winXP but sadly its very slow to finish in win7. Overall, it does do the job if you don't mind waiting for at least an hour to finish.

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1 stars

"Asleep at the Switch-No 64 Bit Software for Windows 7"

June 28, 2010  |  By gdhoke

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

If you run old operating systems, this is a great system.

Cons

No Windows 7 64 Support. It's not like this is a new operating system or concept. They are asleep at the switch on this one and will drive users to other software.

Summary

Wake up, and deliver your software for current operating systems. The system is great on old operating systems, but does not work at all on the W7 64 Laptop Systems. Fix this, or people will go to other vendors.

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1 stars

"It's not 64 bit compatible-regardless of which Windows"

June 15, 2010  |  By RocknRollPt2

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

Well if you still have Xp, and it's 32 bit, it works excellent. I've had their program since 2003,when I purchased my 1st PC, a gateway with Windows Xp

Cons

They refuse to make it 64 bit compatible. I have a 2 year old Hp Pavillion notebook computer (laptop) and it was lagging, and when I finally got through to support, I was told "their working on a new version for 64-bit"

Summary

It's not a Windows 7 or Vista compatibility problem. It's 64-bit compatibility problem. Most computers after XP, were 64 bit, well laptops anyway, do people still buy desktops? Anyway, I bought all my computers from Best Buy, and 64 bit is all they seem to have, at least the ones that were any good that I checked out, and I've bought 7 laptops in the past 2 years. So why didn't Webroot keep up with that trend? Washer was the best thing they ever made! It got rid of cookies, and other junk. I set it to sweep once a day, and would get back between 50 and 500 MB of hard drive space. It showed a *** avg of 12 GB after a year. Also had this great setting to completely erase your hard drive, and you could do it to NSA standards, or an even more secure one called the Guttman standard. Q. Why would you want to erase your hard drive? A. 1. To sell my computer. 2. When I felt the computer lagging and tried everything but take it to be serviced, I would just make sure I backed up any photos or any other important file, and of course made sure I had the OS on disk. Now they make YOU make the restore disk, where they used to include it, Microripoff! Then you just load the OS back on, and it's like factory fresh! I've done it more than once which is probably why I still have a functioning 2003 desktop with Windows XP that I never use.

My theory as to why they didn't make Window Washer compatible with 64-bit is a poor management/marketing decision to push their "late to the game" Spyware essentials, basically an anti-spyware and anti virus program, which they had a contract w/Best Buy to bundle their software as a 6 month trial, then hope customers would shell out the $ to keep it going. Well that blew up in their face. There's something like a hundred different Anti-virus/spyware software programs out there. I already had a trusted and true one with eAcceleration (a.k.a. Stop Sign). Coupled with Window Washer, I never had a virus and my computer stayed faster than most of my friends and family. That was my 1st desktop, a 2003 gateway, one of the 1st XP loaded ones and also has a flat screen. It still works. I just don't use it. desktops vs laptops are like corded telephones vs cordless ones. Well I hope Webroot is listening. I turned so many people on to window washer. Some "experts" told me, "Oh I don't need that, you just have to clean your cache and delete your browser history" I do that NOW, that there is no 64 bit window washer, but it doesn't come close to the cleaning you'd get running window washer when it worked. Oh well. You know it's nonsense like this that is pushing me towards a Macbook. I never liked them, because I wasn't familiar. I just got my daughter a Macbook-Pro 2010, I had tried apple computers before, but these Macbooks seem more user friendly. I've had it with buying all this different software. So goodbye Webroot, we had a good thing going for a while there. Oh and you too Ascentive and Norton! Gonna miss all of those discs all over my house - NOT !!!!!

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1 stars

"Webroot Window Washer not compatible with Windows 7"

June 08, 2010  |  By ny8596

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

Window washer works great with operating systems

Cons

When is Webroot going to update to Windows 7

Summary

Will purchase when compatible with Windows 7

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1 stars

"Not working with Windows 7 64-bit"

May 22, 2010  |  By skyraiderxx

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

Used it regularly until I upgraded to Windows 7

Cons

Windows 7 limitation

Summary

It said it worked until I noticed it didn't even empty the Recycle bin after a one-second run time. Hmmm. I'll like it again when it gets updated. This utility, like DVD43, is no longer current. This tells me that the 64-bit platform is difficult to work with. Be nice if Washer made an announcement about this somewhere.

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1 stars

"Does not work on Windows 7"

April 29, 2010  |  By Cheryle530

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

I liked it before, but keep up with the times !

Cons

it doesn't work

Summary

Can I get a refund?

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5 stars

"Nothing is Better... Nothing!"

April 19, 2010  |  By jes1701

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

You have choices to keep your computer free of junk and trash, I have tried some, this one works well, never has it crashed or caused any crashes, it does what it says it will do. Wow, that's amazing!

Cons

none, never a problem or conflict with other software.

Summary

I bought Webroot's Window Washer I had no Idea, but now Know it is the finest most effective product in it's class, I have used it now for 3 years, Webroot got a winner here. John S.

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4 stars

"Excellent product"

March 28, 2010  |  By Captain-Smegma

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 2011 6.5

Pros

What's not to like? It does EXACTLY what it says on the tin - and does it very quickly.

Cons

It doesn't work in Windows 7 64-bit. 32-bit is fine but I was REALLY disappointed by the fact that I've now got to go and find an alternative product, since this was really good.

Summary

If you're not on Win7 64-bit, (I cannot vouch for Vista 64-bit), and you need/want a disc wiping utility, this is the one.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.5
Version 6.5 is now Windows Vista compatible, it can be set to clean your computer on a regular schedule, and it securely removes files using government standards.
General
Publisher Webroot Software
Publisher web site http://www.webroot.com/
Release Date September 25, 2007
Date Added September 25, 2007
Version 6.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
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File Size Not Available
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Popularity
Total Downloads 2,741,801
Downloads Last Week 7
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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