August 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Boulder, Colo., August 23, 2007 — Webroot Software, Inc., a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the immediate availability of Webroot Window Washer version 6.5. This newest version of the acclaimed privacy software now protects the Windows Vista operating system environment and removes traces of personal information from the Windows environment and nearly 500 popular third-party applications such as Adobe Acrobat and Windows Media Player.

“Information is captured about a user every time they use a PC. This personal information can be stolen and exploited by online hackers or spyware or simply accessed by anyone else who uses the same computer,” said Mike Irwin, COO for Webroot Software. ”Our customers demand protection of their personal privacy and security, regardless of what Windows operating system they are running, and with expansion of Webroot Window Washer to the Windows Vista environment, users can be confident their privacy is protected by the most advanced solution available.”

Webroot Window Washer 6.5 privacy software permanently removes sensitive information about online and offline activity such as what web sites are visited, what files are downloaded or opened, as well as stored user names, passwords, and credit card numbers. With Webroot Window Washer 6.5 privacy software, users can decide which files to remove or automatically scan and remove personal information. As an extra layer of protection, the Webroot Window Washer 6.5 solution overwrites the information it removes so that it cannot be retrieved once it is deleted.

In addition to privacy protection, Webroot Window Washer 6.5 software eliminates the clutter of unnecessary files that accumulate through normal online activity and can slow down system performance and take up valuable disk space. Webroot Window Washer 6.5 privacy software is backed by Webroot’s free U.S.-based telephone support and free product updates for the term of the subscription.

“The Window Washer solution is a key component in the battle against cyber crime when used in conjunction with Webroot Spy Sweeper® with AntiVirus software,” added Irwin. “By using Window Washer after conducting online banking or shopping, users can prevent cyber criminals from finding passwords, personal information or credit card numbers that can be stolen and used for identity fraud.”

Pricing and Availability
Webroot Window Washer 6.5 privacy software is available at major retail outlets and through the company’s website at www.webroot.com. A one-year, single-user subscription is $29.95, and current subscribers will be automatically upgraded to version 6.5 free of charge.

Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry leading security software for consumers, enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. Globally recognized for its award-winning Spy Sweeper line of anti-spyware products: Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus and Webroot AntiSpyware Corporate Edition with AntiVirus. The company also offers parental controls software with Webroot Child Safe®. The Boulder, Colorado based company is privately held and backed by some of the industry's leading venture capital firms, including Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners and Mayfield. Available as either branded solutions or on an OEM basis, Webroot products can be found at http://www.webroot.com and on the shelves of leading retailers worldwide. To find out more about Webroot, visit the website or call 1-800-772-9383.

©2007 Webroot Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Webroot, Window Washer, Spy Sweeper, and Child Safe are registered trademarks or trademarks of Webroot Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
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