Window Washer (Privacy tool)

Posted in Windows XP by Steve Sinchak

Window Washer: Wash away all traces of your PC and Internet activity and improve system performance.

Why do you need Window Washer?

  • Online activities can be traced through browser cache, cookies and history.
  • System and application software also store information that could compromise privacy.
  • Cleaning these files recovers hard disk space and speeds up system performance.


Window Washer Box

Here’s how Webroot Window Washer protects your privacy and improves PC performance

  • Simply, safely and easily wipe clean your online and offline tracks for complete privacy
  • Wash away excess useless files that clog your PC's hard drive
  • Shred function includes bleach to completely wipe out data
  • Free plug-ins instantly detect and clean up more than 60 popular programs
  • Custom wash cycles put you in control
  • Automatic cleaning saves you time


New in release 5.5

  • Comprehensively cleans favorite browsers, including AOL 9.0, Netscape and Internet Explorer
  • Shreds entire folders with convenient right click menu option
  • Detects and scrubs clean 60 programs including the latest versions of Adobe and Photoshop
  • Scours more Windows operating system areas like Wordpad, Clipboard, and printer and network MRU (most recently used)
  • Added options for increased application use and control: minimize the application window during a wash; new option to hide Washing in Progress window during the Autowash


Window Washer Screenshot


Window Washer 5.5 is the definitive choice to safely and completely increase system performance and completely wash away your on and off line activities. It's an Internet washer, system cleaner, registry cleaner and privacy protector all in one!

Automatic PC Cleaner

Schedule automatic cleaning cycles at specified intervals, during shut down or start-up.

Convenient and Easy-to-use

One mouse click launches the "Wash Now" function.

Folder and File Shredder

Safely and securely shred a folder, and all of its contents, or a single file with the built-in Windows right-click menu option. Shredding permanently overwrites these files, rendering them unrecoverable with unerase utilities.

Customized User Interface

Select the interface that best matches your comfort and experience level. The beginner screen is intuitive and immediately allows for a safe wash experience. The advanced screen gives you additional options such as keeping cookies from a specific domain or skipping plug-ins during a wash.

Custom Wash Items

Simply click and assign your personal set of files, folders or registry entries for cleaning.

Bleach for Extra Security

Completely overwrite files with random characters making them unrecoverable by undelete or unerase utilities - a security feature which exceeds the tough standards of the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency.

File Protection

Built-in safety features prevent you from accidentally removing important files. When you attempt to wash files located in special folders (including system folders, My Documents, My Photos, etc.), Window Washer 5.5 will alert you to any potential danger and prompt you for a confirmation before proceeding with the wash.

Cookie Keeper

Save valuable cookies to maintain your preferred Internet settings and log-ins, then let Window Washer delete cookies you don't want.

Boost Performance

Remove unneeded files to recover hard disk space and speed up system performance.

Integrated, Free Plug-ins

Automatically discover and install free plug-ins for the latest versions of your favorite programs such as Photoshop, KaZaa, Real Player, Adobe Acrobat and more. More than 60 free, pre-configured plug-ins are included in Window Washer v5.5.

Minimum System Requirements
Windows 98 SE, 2000, Me or XP
266 Mhz processor
5 MB hard drive space
Supports Internet Explorer, Netscape and AOL

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