Junkware Removal Tool User Reviews

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  • 2.0 stars

    "JRT does work but at times it corrupts the Registry"

    October 20, 2014  |   By TheRadMan

    Version: Junkware Removal Tool 6.3.3

    Pros

    JRT does what it can to remove PUP's and so on

    Cons

    JRT worked well in two instances, and worked poorly in two others; it retooled the registry entries for Chrome, and thereby disabled desktop links. Eventual fix was to remove Chrome from P&F in Cpanel and then re-install.
    I was trying JRT in the WIN8.1 environment and relying upon RunAsAdmin to work

    Summary

    I think there are alternatives that work with higher reliability such as SpyBot Search and Destroy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Saved my bacon and it doesn't install junk - see pros"

    June 12, 2014  |   By bozohead

    Version: Junkware Removal Tool 6.1.4

    Pros

    Removed a nasty virus/rat program and fixed most everything I needed fixing in a short amount of time. I am very happy with the results. This product does not install any junkware that I am aware of. No adware, spam, etc. - Download.com/Cnet DOES! Scroll all the way to the top of this page (or hit the "HOME" key on your keyboard) and read where it says "Junkware Removal Tool." Underneath that it should say "Download Now." Right under that it says "INSTALLER ENABLED" with a little "i" in a circle. When you click on this green rectangle link ,it downloads Cnet's/Download.com's very own installer program. It is this installer program that probably adds all the spam, adware, etc. If you don't want all that, look under the green rectangle and you will see "Direct Download Link." Click on this to download your program (as I did) and you shouldn't get any spam, adware, etc.

    Cons

    none that I have seen, but others have found that it did erase things they wanted to keep, but this program does back-up your registry before it does anything. You should back-up your programs, registry, etc. before running a program like this. Don't want to sound superior then you, just trying to suggest a tip.

    Summary

    This program got rid of a nasty little malware/rat program that was causing all sorts of trouble. My antivirus had been switched off and I couldn't switch it back on even though I had re-installed it. None of the other antivirus programs I downloaded would work properly either. I couldn't any sound at all. My games didn't work right or crashed half way through them (but only when I was winning - lol). None of my videos would play properly. As well, my computer was twice as slow as before and I couldn't download any windows updates. I tried all sorts of antivirus programs, but they all crashed or wouldn't start properly. Finally, I ran this one. It took 30 minutes to finish, but it fixed all my problems and the computer is working very well now. Also, this program doesn't appear to download spamware, adware, etc. - read # 3 Pros section above to find out where it does this come from.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "never got beyond "bad module""

    June 1, 2014  |   By DCWard47

    Version: Junkware Removal Tool 6.0.8

    Pros

    great promise of malware removal

    Cons

    none-does not work in Windows 7

    Summary

    Creates registry restore point, then scans modules. Returned "bad module detected" with option to reboot. On reboot, same result. Didn't fix, identify bad module - just an endless loop. What a waste of time.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Needs a tad more development."

    May 28, 2014  |   By iyoyo2

    Version: Junkware Removal Tool 6.0.8

    Pros

    This little program is effective doing what it is supposed to do; however,...

    Cons

    JRT needs to show what it will delete with options for deletion or keep. It deleted my DriverHound program along with my Classic Shell Start Icon on my taskbar. The Classic Shell Start Icon will come back after a log off. My driver program does not and must be reinstalled.

    Summary

    My version is: v6.1.4

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  • 2.0 stars

    "A dangerous tool"

    May 20, 2014  |   By billl_chalk

    Version: Junkware Removal Tool 6.0.8

    Pros

    Seems simple and retro

    Cons

    Without any warning or prompt for confirmation it deleted a top level directory containing every one of my user files that isn't part of a Windows Library. The deleted folder contained more data than could fit in the Recycle Bin so it was not easily recoverable and required a lot of time between restoring a backup and using Recuva to restore some files.

    Summary

    Without a prompt to tell you what it's planning to do I would not use this tool again. It's too dangerous.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent little program."

    May 3, 2014  |   By melachupan

    Version: Junkware Removal Tool 6.0.8

    Pros

    It finds isolated registry keys left over by other programs, i.e. spybot. The one that will install the spyware or adware is CNET.com, not this program. You have to be careful when you install with the CNET installer that you will click "DECLINE" on their offers. The one installing spyware is CNET not this little program that appears to be clean to me.

    Cons

    it has a limited database and the developer should be working on making it more comprehensive.

    Summary

    Unfortunately, CNET will contaminate your installation with spyware, be careful, don't fall into the tral.
    This program is small and reliable.
    THe database is a somehow limited.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product. It found things missed by other product"

    April 19, 2014  |   By GreesyCheese

    Version: Junkware Removal Tool 6.0.8

    Pros

    Outstanding product. It missed certain elements of malware that I were missed by other programs. My computer is working significantly faster after using this program

    Cons

    MAKE SURE YOU READ WHAT YOU ARE ACCEPTING WHEN DOWNLOADING!!! My HOME PAGE WAS HIJACKED AND IT TOOK SEVERAL HOURS TO FIX.

    Summary

    Great program, easy to use, and it has increased my computer's performance. I'm really impressed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Did what I needed - and more!"

    January 17, 2014  |   By Hevionnet

    Version: Junkware Removal Tool 6.0.8

    Pros

    It was recommended to me that it could get rid of MyInfotopia plugin, and it sure did solve that problem.

    It took some time, but after I saw the rapport I was so happy I did.
    The rapport also showed "old bits" of malware it had found left in my registry. Bits of malware I thought already was gone when I had been running other programs. If not moved it will continue to slow your PC.

    Cons

    It's always with some risk you run a new program that few people know about. Specially when Your not a "spam expert". Hope more people will use it in the future.

    Summary

    I am so happy I ran this program.

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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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