About Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Junkware Removal Tool has the ability to remove the following types of programs:

  • Ask Toolbar
  • Babylon
  • Blekko
  • Claro / iSearch
  • Conduit
  • Crossrider
  • DealPly
  • Delta
  • Facemoods / Funmoods
  • Findgala
  • Globasearch
  • Hao123
  • iLivid
  • Iminent
  • IncrediBar
  • MocaFlix
  • MyPC Backup
  • MyWebSearch
  • PerformerSoft
  • Privitize
  • Qvo6
  • Searchqu
  • Snap Do
  • Swag Bucks
  • Wajam
  • Web Assistant
  • WhiteSmoke
  • Zugo

and many more…

Picture of a JRT scan in progress

When run, Junkware Removal Tool will remove all traces of these programs including their files, folders, registry keys, and values.

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stop-automatic-downloadClick to download latest version of JRT — version 6.3.3 (10.14.2014:1)

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Alternative Download Mirrors:

Type: HTTP    Location: USA    Hosted by:  GoDaddy.com    Download Link: HERE

Type: HTTP    Location: Germany    Hosted by:  Giga.de    Download Link: HERE

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This software is free to use but if you would like to make a donation you can click below

Thank you for your donation =)

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Changelog

 

09.07.2013:1

Have not been keeping up with the WordPress portion of the tool (I probably won’t continue to). If you are a regular visitor you will probably notice that the tool has an auto-update feature now.

07.29.2013:2

  • AppInit_DLLs registry value on x64 only systems is also checked for modification.
  • Database update — MyPC Backup, Expresso, AskForExpert and more..

07.12.2013:1

  • Database update
  • Fixed a bug where three processes were not being terminated.

07.11.2013:1

  • Added Win32/Medfos.CVV detection and removal.

07.10.2013:2

  • Database update — Crossrider, PrivitizeVPN, eType, MyWebSearch, APN
  • Minor bug fix — BingHKCU

07.10.2013:1

  • Database update — Qvo6, *Lyrics*, Yealt

 

07.09.2013:2

  • Fixed an error where the location of Medfos (if detected) was not being reported properly.

07.09.2013:1

  • Database update.
  • The tool is now extracted into a temporary folder (%temp%) instead of in the root of the system drive (%systemdrive%).

05.06.2013:1

  • REMOVED: A false positive relating to WinPatrol

04.29.2013:2

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases
  • POLISH: Text-output

04.29.2013:1

  • REENABLED: BHO scanning
  • POLISH: Text-output

04.27.2013:1

  • DISABLED: BHO scanning

04.26.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Internal workings for detecting Browser Helper Objects (BHOs)
  • IMPROVED: Blacklists and whitelist databases.

04.22.2013:1

  • REPAIRED: Bing and Google SearchScopes. They should now once again be repaired instead of deleted

04.21.2013:2

  • IMPROVED: Google Chrome check.
  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databaes

04.21.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Scanning methods // Internal workings.

04.19.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: “BrowserProtect” module detection for greater chance of removing residing folder.
  • IMPROVED: “Funshion” detection and removal
  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases

04.17.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases

04.16.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases

04.05.2013:1

  • NEW: “Discount Buddy”, “DownloadTerms”, “SweetPacks”, and “22find” detections have been added.
  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases

04.04.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: FireFox whitelisting
  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases

04.03.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases

04.02.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases

04.01.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases

03.31.2013:1

  • REPAIRED: Minor bug fixes

03.30.2013:3

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases.

03.30.2013:2

  • NEW: Remove empty CLSID folders from %localappdata%. Example: C:\Users\Owner\appdata\local\{715C0A74-F7A3-4860-ADFB-1F0236D569E6}
  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases.
  • REMOVED: An unwanted pause during the Checking Internet Explorer stage.

03.30.2013:1

  • NEW: Default_Page_URL (…\software\microsoft\internet explorer\main) is now checked for unwanted browser hijacks. Qvo6 using this value.

03.29.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases.

03.23.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Detections for “PerformerSoft LLC”, “DefaultTab”, “Crossrider”, and “PC Optimizer Pro”.

03.15.2013:1

  • NEW: Added “Surfcanyon”, “Activecollector” / “NetNucleus”, and “TangoSearch” detections.

03.12.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Blacklist databases.

03.11.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Heuristic scanning for Adware.GamePlayLabs / Crossrider
  • IMPROVED: CLSID blacklist
  • IMPROVED: BHO name blacklist
  • IMPROVED: Removed a false positive belonging to “Free Download Manager”

03.06.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: CLSID blacklist.

03.04.2013:1

  • IMPROVED: Batch file that was causing “Find String (QGREP) Utility has stopped working” crash with findstr.exe has been somewhat revamped and reenabled.

03.03.2013:1

  • NEW: Added “File2LinkRH”, “Updater For My.Freeze.com Toolbar”, “Recipe Feeder”, and “savevalet” detections.
  • IMPROVED: Ask Toolbar Removal
  • IMPROVED: FireFox whitelist

02.27.2013:1

  • NEW: Added “GetSavin”, “MagniPic”, “PickNsaveIt”, “Comfy”, “SaveIt”, “ADDDIICT-TTHIINGy”, “Searchh-NoewTaab”, “SSeaRach-NewTAAb”, “SearCh–NeEwTaub”, “BRowsE2osaVe”, and “Browseo2Suaavve” detections.

02.18.2013:1

  • UPDATE: Disabled a batch file from running that makes heavy use of Windows’ findstr.exe. This is what I suspect to be causing the “Find String (QGREP) Utility has stopped working” error some users have recently experienced.

02.16.2013:1

  • UPDATE: Changed URL in GUI/DOS window
  • NEW: Added “bit coupon” detection.
  • IMPROVED: “onetab” detection for Chrome and FireFox