Window Washer? has anyone had problems?

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  1. SonyaM32

    SonyaM32 Registered Member

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    Hi, I want to download Windows Washer free trial to see how I like it.
    But first I would like to know how it works and is it safe to use?
    Is it complicated to use? and what all does it remove? Does it also remove malware?
    Also, does anyone know how long the free trial lasts?
    Ok, enough questions :D
    Thanks for the help :D
     
  2. betauser2

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    here is a free alternative http://www.ccleaner.com/

    Windows Washer does not remove malware. it just deletes (or overwrites if you choose) cookies, junk files, temp files etc. sorry don't know how long the trial lasts.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    ive used window washer in the past and it has been great. 30-day trial afaik.

    i now use ccleaner tho. its lighter, has a registry cleaner, and above all its free.
     
  4. SonyaM32

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    Thanks :)
    Is there anything that Windows Washer removes that CCleaner doesn't? or are they basically the same thing?
    Thanks again.
     
  5. Smokey

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    Is an automatic wash possible?
     
  6. WSFuser

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    yes. theres different intervals available in addition to startup/shutdown times.
     
  7. Smokey

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    Great! I will give it a try:)
     
  8. SonyaM32

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    I finally downloaded the trial version, and I have run it several times.
    I have a question though. When I run it yesterday it deleted 89 MB's of IE cache.
    I do not even use IE.
    Then when I run it today, it deleted 54 MB's of IE cache.
    I use Firefox for everything and never have to use IE because I have the IE tab for Firefox.
    Is it normal to have all this cache when I don't even use IE?

    Thanks! :D
     
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  9. WSFuser

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    how often do u use ietab? im guessing that why ur ie cache is filling up.
     
  10. SonyaM32

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    Thanks, that makes since :D
    I use it for my regularly visited websites such as this one and a few others.
    It just seems like alot of cache gets stored (see amount above) for just being on a site for just a short time, like in a days time. As long as that is normal, then I won't worry :)
    Thanks!
     
  11. Stro

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    Can someone tell me if Window Washer is suppose to wash the entire hard drive, or only files of the user account in which WW is run?

    CCleaner is loaded on my PC, but CC only cleans files for the user account in which it is run. For my weekly PC maintenance, I have had to log into all four user accounts and run CCleaner in each one to clean the entire PC, a very time consuming process.

    I downloaded the current trial version 6.0 of WW (with 11 days to go) thinking WW cleaned all user files in one pass (I run WW from the Admin user account). But tonight after running WW, I logged onto my son's user account, ran CCleaner, and CCleaner cleaned up 57 MB.

    So with WW am I back to having to run the program in each user account to clean the entire PC hard drive?

    Thank you for your insight & suggestions.

    Stro
     
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