Webroot Window Washer

Webroot Window Washer

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 183 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    2,741,801
  • Date Added:
    May 17, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 20
  • 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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1 stars

"Misleading Software"

December 21, 2004  |  By Flabergasted

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Summary

I have used this product for nearly 2 years thinking that i am deleting files 'beyond recovery'

Boy was i wrong, until i discovered a program known as RecoverMy Files , everything i thought I had deleted over the 2 years started to pop up in my screen one by one. I couldnt believe it. I sent an email to webroot customer service, they replied saying, "you need to increase the wiping level to a minimum of 7 passes (known as GUTMAN method) so nothing can be retrieved by any recovery program" and add 'bleach' which is an extra security measure". The irony was i already had it on 35 passes with bleach option enabled. SO i email webroot back, and i still havent heard since...

I recently came across a program called East Tec Eraser 2004 which has the option to delete previously 'deleted files'. I ran the software with selecting previously 'deleted files'it took ages 7 hours roughly and tehn i ran Recover my files nothing was their, no pictures nothing, all destroyed. Put windows washer to the test with Recover my Files or a similar reovery tool which is downloadable at no charge and see for your self. Windows washer should be banned as it is very misleading and useless!!!

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1 stars

"JUNK!! JUNK!! JUNK!!"

May 20, 2005  |  By billsmith

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Cons

It deleted several windows cab files and rendered my system unopearable until I extracted and and reinstalled them. 3 hours worth of work for nothing!!!

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5 stars

"Beware!"

May 04, 2005  |  By WebrootRipOff

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Cons

I purchased this product and the first time I ran it the program started erasing all kinds of files off my computer that I needed. I stopped the program and called customer service and they already knew about this problem with Windows XP, but were still selling the product. I'm lucky it didn't wipe my whole system clean. I put a call into customer service and they were of no help, but they know this is a major problem that they've had all kinds of complaints about. The person I spoke with had me do a system restore which didn't work and then said he would get back to me. Still haven't heard from them, even after a follow up email. Recommedation: DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT!!!

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2 stars

"Try Active Undelete and find that nothing was cleaned"

May 01, 2005  |  By Durian

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Pros

none

Cons

I have used this for ages and then I downloaded a trial of Active Undelete and it brought up lots of stuff that I had shredded-all intact????????????

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1 stars

"Viscious Piece of Software"

April 23, 2005  |  By quick-sand

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Pros

Any plus points are totally outweighed by the poor design and dangerous functionality.

Cons

Not clear what it will do in all situations. For example, use it on a system with Forte Agent installed, and all usenet downloads are deleted and program is reset to pre-registration condition.

Webroot support is 110% useless - they suggested I reinstall Agent!! This is one piece of software I would avoid at all costs in the future.

CNET insist on a minimum 1 star rating - Window Washer doesn't even deserve this!

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1 stars

"be careful removes vital program info.."

April 13, 2005  |  By the JAg

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Pros

None

Cons

If u are not careful this program will remove vital program info. for example if u happen to get a " explorer.exe application error on other programs u run this is why. also not only can it remove vital things u need but it is worthless in removing things u do not want..they can easy be recovered. JUNK JUNK is this program!

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5 stars

"Really works well, best System cleaner"

April 05, 2005  |  By Zdboy77

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Pros

Webroot make high class products, no doupt, i use Window Washer, accelerate and Spy Sweeper and i am very happy, i love this product

Cons

Doesn't support Firefox, but i think the new v6.0 does support it

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1 stars

"worthless"

March 22, 2005  |  By dougg

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Cons

1. When I start the program, it starts using 90-100% of my processor for no apparent reason. It does that for a few minutes and I have no idea what it's doing so much. You can imagine how much it slows down the computer, especially on startup.

2. The washing process is crap. It goes through one entire cicle of JUST SCANNING the files, and deletes them in a second cicle. So, it takes twice as much time, while I don't see why the scanning is any useful.

If somebody knows about a simple and efficient software, please let us know.

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5 stars

"sweet"

March 13, 2005  |  By Frost20000

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Pros

Its really good. It does NOT install badt hings on ur pc. It saved me many GB. its way worth it.

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1 stars

"**** STINKS - Slows down my computer to a CRAWL! ****"

March 09, 2005  |  By Robins_World

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Pros

NONE.

Cons

What were they thinking when they made this software program? Super Slow & a real Memory Hog. I just tried it, and did it sure slow down my computer - All of my programs opened up super slow. This program sure does give many false positives. What a waste of my money when I could just use the free Microsoft AntiSpy ... much better, and a more usesful program and best of all FREE! Go to microsoft.com to get their FREE AntiSpy Software now - it is the best Anti-Spy software you will ever use!

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3 stars

"something missing"

February 21, 2005  |  By Toniooo

 |  Version: Webroot Window Washer 5.5

Pros

This is a fast and good cleaner and very stable.

Cons

The company seems very lazy. They don't respond to questions (see other comments) but most annoying: still no support for Firefox. Webroot probably fell asleep sometime ago.

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General
Publisher Webroot Software
Publisher web site http://www.webroot.com/
Release Date May 17, 2004
Date Added May 17, 2004
Version 5.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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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 $39.95

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