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Malwarebytes Acquires Junkware Removal Tool


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#1 LDTate

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:19 AM

https://forums.malwa...e-removal-tool/


Hey everyone! I'm pleased to announce that we have acquired Junkware Removal Tool!


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. (Source: BleepingComputer)

With the acquisition of JRT, we are reinforcing how serious we are about potentially unwanted programs which often trick users into getting installed and provide no real value to the end user. You can read more about our classification criteria here.

The developer of the tool, Filipos Mouliatis, joins our research team and will help us integrate the JRT technologies into our mainline Malwarebytes Anti-Malware product. The tool will survive as a standalone for those who want to continue using it, at least until we're able to replicate the functionality into Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.



Feel free to spread the word at any of the other security forums that you frequent, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me! :)



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 12:04 PM

Does JRT have a list or report option? I like to know in advance what is going to be removed.


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:52 PM

JRT.exe cleans without giving you a log first of what it will be targeting.

I hope that gets changed.

It now creates a Registry Backup before removals. The backups are created at C:\RegBackup .

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:09 PM

Anyone tried it with Windows 10 yet?

 

Edit: Nope, doesn't work, cause an error:

 

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When I clicked Sign out now after a few minutes of no activity in the JRT window, I could not log back in again. Had to drop power. Came back up okay but definitely do not recommend this for Windows 10.


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 06:18 AM

thanks :clap:


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