A lot of times, when downloading software, they are usually bundled with many other freeware, which also get downloaded unnoticed. This is because they are hidden behind usual disclaimer forms and people have the tendency to click the "Accept" button. Thus, it takes the advantage of such negligence and installs many junkware and freeware that you never wanted to in the first place.
Often a single usable software comes bundled with 4 to 5 such freeware and thus they alter many settings of your browser, taskbar, icons, etc. and you have no idea of what happened to them. In some extreme cases, people even format their whole system after getting tired of them because they keep coming back again and again even after you remove them. The reason is their migration into the registry settings and dll of the system, because of which they get installed again every time you restart your computer.
JunkWare Removal Tool is an advanced junk and freeware removal system that targets many such famous PUPs, that is Potentially Unwanted Programs, from your system. It targets their locations and completely removes them from all possible directories, registry settings and user controls that indicate them being used for some purpose by the user. Often these false alarms also prevent you from manually removing them from your system. JRT or Junkware Removal Tool takes care of it and follows a systematic procedure of obtaining admin permissions and removing them one step at a time.
Here is a list of all freeware programs that is currently supported for complete removal by JunkWare Removal Tool. They are:
- Ask Toolbar.
- Incredible Bar.
- My Web Search.
- Web Assistant.
This list is in continuous update. Whenever you run the program, it takes the processes in the background and removes every trace of them, including even the hidden folders created during their install. This is really fast and comes with a pleasing user interface. There is not much to explore with it and is simple and straightforward in approach. Sometimes it is advised to close all the processes so that it can result in complete removal of these unwanted programs. You must note that these are not spyware, malware or viruses and hence cannot be removed by antivirus solutions, irrespective of their cost and technical advancement in detection and removal.
Changes on the new version: Update the tool to be a bit smarter (by not running certain scans unless it's necessary) New icon! Added new heuristics Updated database Updated report Updated console output Updated Services whitelist (lots of Win 10 Services added) Updated Process whitelist Removed heuristics