WindowWasher (Webroot) vs. CCleaner ?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Fly, Aug 27, 2008.

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  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    I've used WindowWasher and it SEEMED very effective.

    Aside from the fact that some people just don't like Webroot, any idea about which one does a better job (in particular cleaning privacy related data), or about the difference, other than the fact that WindowWasher is not free (except for a trial) ?
     
  2. lodore

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    files deleted "securely" but windows washer can be easily retrieved.
    why pay for something when a free programs does it better?
     
  3. Green Giant

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    With Window Washer one can opt to have deleted files overwritten many times according to the option selected. Another possibility is to wipe the unused portion of one's hard drive also a specified number of times, affording better security.

    I have never used CC Cleaner, so cannot comment on that program.
     
  4. lodore

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    even with that option enabled they can still be easily retreved.
     
  5. emperordarius

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    CCleaner can use the Gutmann method. You can't recover anything after it has been deleted with that method.

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  6. Green Giant

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    Window Washer also permits a Gutmann overwrite of 35 times, so how is this overwritten script easily viewable after that?
     
  7. Someone

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    Hi

    I've tried both. Window Washer had a confusing interface (compared to CCleaner) and it had a process always running and the cleaning seems laggy, when I click stop it sometimes takes a few minutes for it to stop. But I think the list of 3rd party application it cleans is more extensive than CCleaner and it also has the option of renaming the files it deletes and cleaning the slack space which I think CCleaner doesn't have. Overall I think CCleaner is a better choice and WW not worth $30.
     
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