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Should I remove Window Washer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,349
United States Rank #10,746
Reach 0.0179%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 122.10 days
562.12 days >
Average installed length: 295.35 days


VersionDistribution 1.42%

Window Washer


Window Washer is a program developed by Webroot. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is wwdisp.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 5.31 MB (5,563,292 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 68% of users of Window Washer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.webroot.com
Installation folder: C:\programmer\webroot\washer
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\Unwash6.exe
Estimated size: 5.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Window Washer

Program executable:wwdisp.exe
Name:Window Washer
Window Washer Client Executable
Additional files:
  • WashIdx.exe - Wash Index.dat (Index.dat bleaching tool)
  • WasherSvc.exe - Window Washer (Window Washer Engine)
  • wwShred.exe - Context Menu Shred Utility
  • NscpProf.exe - Window Washer Scanning Utility to Detect Netscape Profiles
  • NscpScan.exe - Window Washer Profile Manager for Netscape Wash Profiles
  • NscpWzrd.dll - Window Washer 5.0 (Netscape profile detection module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wwDisp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3304952-7909-45F9-A72B-8A6312EAFD98}' (runs on registration).
  • WasherSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Window Washer Engine' (wwEngineSvc) "Window Washer Cleaning Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • wwDisp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Window Washer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Webroot\Washer\wwDisp.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • WashIdx.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Index Washer' which loads as C:\Program Files\Webroot\Washer\WashIdx.exe "chris deloach".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009670334%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00080816%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015887%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:389 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:31.07 MB
Total CPU:0.0017158564%
Kernel CPU:0.00037481%
User CPU:0.00134105%
I/O reads/min:1.29 KB
I/O writes/min:22 Bytes

How do I remove Window Washer?

You can uninstall Window Washer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Window Washer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Window Washer.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.76%
Windows 10 20.40%
Windows XP 9.92%
Windows Vista 7.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.97%
Windows 7 Professional 8.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.84%
Windows 8.1 3.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.51%
  United Kingdom 9.07%
  Australia 3.38%
  Canada 3.38%
  Netherlands 2.95%
  Iran 2.11%
  India 1.48%
  Israel 1.27%
  France 1.05%
  Sweden 1.05%
  Saudi Arabia 0.63%
  Belgium 0.42%
  RS 0.42%
  Kuwait 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.79%
Hewlett-Packard 26.42%
Acer 10.38%
Lenovo 3.30%
ASUS 2.83%
Toshiba 2.83%
American Megatrends 2.36%
Intel 1.89%
Gateway 0.94%
Medion 0.94%
Sahara 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.38%
ASUS All Series 4.96%
Dell XPS 8300 4.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.84%
Dell Latitude D630 2.13%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.13%


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