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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great. YouTube autoplay works now."

    January 2, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Completely ignore the review by scanner1132"

    August 2, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "JUNKWARE IS WHAT THIS IS."

    August 2, 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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