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Junkware Removal Tool

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    250,553
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 16, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,370
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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Thisisu's Junkware Removal Tool purges your system of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) like adware and toolbars almost as easily as they find their way into your system. It's not uncommon for freeware to come bundled with other programs that you can usually decline to install, but it's also not unusual for one to sneak past your defenses. Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) is a one-step system cleaner that targets PUPs, adware, toolbars, and other malicious, suspicious, and pernicious system parasites, removing not only the unwanted program but also any traces left behind in your Registry and other places where debris accumulates. JRT is portable freeware, so it leaves no traces behind, either. It's also very basic, from the user's point of view: There are no settings or options, and the Command Line-style interface might not appeal to some users. But it's fast and effective, and it produces a detailed log of its actions.

We extracted JRT's executable file and clicked it. The program opened in a Command Line interface. Following JRT's instructions, we closed our browser and other open programs and pressed a random key to continue. JRT created a registry backup and began scanning our system, checking Startup, Modules, and so on, in sequence. It's normal for various windows to open and close quickly when JRT is running. The whole scan took about five minutes and found, removed, and scrubbed up a pair of PUPs. JRT automatically saved a text log to our desktop. It detailed everything the program did. Of course, if there's a toolbar or PUP that you actually want to keep, you'll need to reinstall it every time you run JRT since it offers no exclusion list.

Junkware Removal Tool's super-basic interface and all-or-nothing process limit its appeal somewhat, though we have no complaints about JRT's effectiveness. But similar tools that offer more options are available. We ran some popular cleaners after running JRT. Far from being redundant, JRT added powerful, targeted cleaning to our security lineup. JRT is free and safe, so you have nothing to lose by trying it, except of course for those pesky PUPs!

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great. YouTube autoplay works now."

January 02, 2014  |  By johnhealyva

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

Removal of Speedbit Video Accelerator stopped a lot of the ads in YouTube.

Cons

Takes a little time to run the program.

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5 stars

"brilliant programme"

November 23, 2013  |  By britishbulldog1973

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

detected / deleted malicious toolbars that other so called better programmes FAILED to remove . cannot fault this great programme.

Cons

just be careful to untick all the junk that comes with loading this programme and its safe and good.
rush thro without reading and you will get junkware.

Summary

great.one of the best out there.

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1 stars

"Installs more junkware"

October 15, 2013  |  By Sportsscoop5

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

Don't know....once I saw that it was installing the same junkware I was trying to get rid of I bailed.

Cons

Installs what you are trying to get rid of.

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3 stars

"A potentially useful little berzerker."

September 20, 2013  |  By idwiz123

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

Fast and very simple to use.

Cons

Zero options or user confirmation.

Summary

A good option if it does not remove anything you want to keep. You may want to re-install some 'junk' after this runs.

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1 stars

"Bad Program"

September 17, 2013  |  By bonny58

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

It's not a good program!

Cons

It puts SweetPacks into your registry! Not a safe program!

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5 stars

"Excellent tool for SnapDo"

September 13, 2013  |  By czarmom

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

removed SnapDo when nothing else picked it up or would let me remove it.
Easy to use

Cons

no progress bar to show it's actually working

Summary

I did not have more malware or any other virus related things after using this. This really is a decent tool to use, especially to remove SnapDo. I don't know where I picked up SnapDo but it was a pain! When I tried to uninstall it a screen kept coming up that asked if I wanted the browser helper to make changes to my computer (of course that was a product of SnapDo - company is Re-something or other). I kept clicking cancel because I did not want it to make any changes to my computer. I could not find anything online about this pop up box and SnapDo would not uninstall until I used Junkware Removal Tool. Seriously...this really was helpful when nothing else was and I didn't have to go into my systems or anything to delete any files and risk deleting the wrong thing. I know I was skeptical at first because I never know what to trust on the internet for this kind of thing but I figured I really had not choice. I'm glad I did...thank you!! I use Windows 7 and Firefox if that is helpful to anyone.

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4 stars

"Worked Well for me!"

September 13, 2013  |  By Yonie-chii

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

The real thing.
Deleted the junkware I was so itching to get out of my computer system for days!

Cons

You're gonna need patience...

Summary

A great software, Simple and does its job. Though it can be slow but I should say it was worth it. My laptop is now running like it was before~

It also deleted other junkwares I didnt know I had... who knew...

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5 stars

"Completely ignore the review by scanner1132"

August 02, 2013  |  By bezalu

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

- NOT Malware
- Removes junkware that even adwcleaner misses
- Thorough in it's registry cleaning of junkware
- Finds most toolbar & DNS hijackers
- Clean removals and very low risk of registry corruption compared to some other removal tools. (You know, the one that says you shouldn't run it unless you're a malware professional, yet you run it anyway)

Cons

- Still doesn't completely remove SOME well known junkware like strongvault backup, but then again, neither does most malware/junkware removal programs.

Summary

While I agree with scanner1132 that CNET doesn't do a good job of moderating what is available from their site, THIS program is not a virus, nor malware. It is a respected tool made by a respected programmer in the malware removal community. Just because his WebRoot ZoneAlarm threw some obvious false positives, doesn't mean anything. If he would of updated his scanners or used virustotal, he would of seen it is definitely NOT malware. He has no idea what he's talking about and shouldn't be leaving reviews as if he does.

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1 stars

"JUNKWARE IS WHAT THIS IS."

August 02, 2013  |  By scanner1132

 |  Version: Junkware Removal Tool 5.0.8

Pros

None!! NONE!!! NONE!!!! I WOULD NOT RATE THIS IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO IN ORDER TO POST ON HERE ABOUT IT!

Cons

This in it's self is a virus / malware.

Summary

My WebRoot and ZoneAlarm both picked this up as a virus / malware.
If you don't need more problems, stay away from this. And I have been a long time user of CNets / Download.com's site, but with that being said they like oversight on the stuff they put on there web-sites.
It has almost gotten to the point that everything on their sites contains viruses / malwares / or add-ware. So use at your own risk!! You have been warned !!!!!! WOULD NOT RATE THIS IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO IN ORDER TO POST ON HERE ABOUT IT!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Thisisu
Publisher web site http://thisisudax.org/
Release Date July 12, 2013
Date Added July 16, 2013
Version 5.0.8
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.72MB
File Name JRT.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 250,553
Downloads Last Week 2,370
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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