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Webwasher for Windows

By Secure ComputingFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Webwasher

  • Remove unwanted ads from your downloads.
  • Last updated on November 8, 2008
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Filter your Web surfing with this simple to set freeware utility. Webwasher's basic interface is made up of basic checkboxes with a few option windows. Novices may have to look up a few terms, but most will have their preferences set in a couple of minutes.

Webwasher's premise is simple; click what you want to filter from viewing, saving, or sending. You can install the program as a proxy filter, or use a simple automatic configuration. Our testers found that both methods worked well. The Standard Filter operates on those items most users identify as problems. Pop-ups, misdirected URLs, large images, scripts, and animations are all easily set to not display. Intermediate users will find it easy to tweak each option for a more personal performance. The Privacy Filters are primarily on or off options. Prefixes, Referrer URLS, and Web bugs are removed with simple clicks. The Cookie Filter, though, requires some thought to properly set its options.

You can use Access Control wildcards to automatically redirect all or select URLs to a preset site, an option our testers felt would be useful to parents. All settings are protected from change by a simple password. Anyone wanting to fine-tune Web surfing to eliminate pesky pop-ups or filter inappropriate sites for other users will find Webwasher easy to operate and effective.

What's new in version 3.4

This version features some minor changes in the online help, and fixed a Web Bugs Filter that caused an internal error on some Web pages.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
May 25, 2007
Latest update
November 8, 2008
Version
3.4
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
187,593
Downloads Last Week
2

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User Reviews

3.7/5

175 User Votes


Developer's Description

Remove unwanted ads from your downloads.
This program helps you remove unwanted ads, which form 30 to 40 percent of the data you download. Blocking these ads creates a huge gain in bandwidth. This version features some minor changes in the online help, and fixed a Web Bugs Filter that caused an internal error on some Web pages.