InternetWasher is a commercial application that removes usage tracks from web browsers and various other applications.
A 'trial' Internet Washer Pro seems to have been widely stealth-installed from March 2003. This also installs other third-party software, including the Httper and ZipClix parasites.
InternetWasher is distributed by ActiveX drive-by-download on pop-up adverts. Aggressive - refusing the download generates another download prompt.
InternetWasher can silently download and execute arbitrary code from its controlling server, as a self-update feature. This has also been used to install other parasites.
Here is a user review from Alexa:
"was late to end free trial. They wanted 79.95 after I wrote I wasn't interested. twice I waiting for 3. I told them I would take action if they held me to buy the Washer, I don't want it even after they give it tome. and charge me. now "
states that InternetWasher Pro installs
Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner detects InternetWasher Pro.
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Uninstall InternetWasher Pro from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel.
You can also remove it manually.
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