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Easily remove adware and malware with the Junkware Removal Tool

Doing virus removal I get allot of calls from people who believe their computer is infected. It's usually a program or browser toolbar that they don't know where it came from, it just showed up one day. And sometimes it turns out to be adware / malware. One of the best tools I've found for removing programs like these is the Junkware Removal Tool by Malwarebytes.

Junkware Removal Tool main screen
The main screen for the Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) is no frills, bare-bones program for removing some of the more popular and notorious junkware / adware programs out there. JRT uses just a command prompt window for a user interface, no features or options here. It first creates a backup of the registry and then scans the system processes / services, files / folders, registry keys / values and browser plugins. And when done, it creates a text report on the desktop and opens it up.

Here are just a few of programs JRT removes:

24×7 help, Advanced System Protector, Ask Toolbar, Blekko, Browserprotect, Browsersafeguard, Conduit, Driver Pro, Driver Cure, Inbox Toolbar, Incredibar, MoboGenie, MyPC Backup, MyWebSearch, NewTab, Omniboxes, OoVoo Toolbar, PC MightyMax, PC Optimizer Pro, PC Performer, PC Speed, Maximizer, PC Speed Up, PCFixSpeed, PCSafeDoctor, Search Protection, Strongvault, SysTweak, TopArcadeHits, Visualbee, Wajam and Yontoo.

JRT requires no installation, just download and run. And it automatically checks for a new version every time you run it, so you will always have the latest version.

For more information on JRT, just follow the link below.

Junkware Removal Tool

Clean up your Internet browser with AdwCleaner

I've been doing virus / malware removal for a while now and have seen allot of different types of infections. The latest trend is to target your Internet browser. Whether it is Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox, it can get compromised. One of the best programs I've found to clean up Internet browsers is AdwCleaner developed by Xplode.

The main screen inside of AdwCleaner
The main screen inside of AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner works great for removing adware, PUP's (Potentially Undesirable Program), unwanted toolbars and home page hijacking. It's a stand-alone program (requires no installation) except for the quarantine folder and a few registry entries it creates. Just download it to your desktop and you are ready to go. And you can uninstall it right from the main user interface. Best of all, it's free.

The multilingual AdwCleaner terms of use screen
The multilingual AdwCleaner Terms of Use screen

Browser exploits have been around for a while now. Who hasn't had their home page changed or have a mysterious toolbar appear when they opened up their browser? AdwCleaner is the perfect tool for getting all of that junk out of your browser(s). The developer, Xplode, is located in France, so some of the menus are multilingual (English / French).

For more information on AdwCleaner, just follow the links below:

AdwCleaner on ToolsLib

Remove malware, viruses and spyware with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Virus removal can be a tricky thing, so a good anti-virus program is a must. And remember that you can only have one anti-virus program installed at a time because they will conflict with each other and degrade system performance. But did you know that there are programs that work as companions to your existing anti-virus software? One of my favorites is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

The main screen inside of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
The main screen inside of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware looks for items that may otherwise be overlooked by anti-virus software, like keystroke / password loggers, rootkits and spyware. It works great for finding PUP's (probably unwanted program), PUM's (potentially unwanted modifications) and P2P (peer to peer) software.

The settings screen inside of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
The settings screen inside of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware comes in four (4) versions; Free, Pro, Small Business and Enterprise.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free features include:

  • Advanced malware detection and removal
  • Industry proven clean-up technologies eradicate existing malware infections
  • Rapid response malware database and heuristics updates
  • Access to expert community and knowledgeable support teams through e-mail and forums
  • Chameleon technology gets Malwarebytes running on infected systems
  • Multi-language support

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro, Small Business and Enterprise features include:

  • All of the features of the free version
  • Real-time active malware prevention engine blocks known threats
  • Heuristic protection prevents new zero day malware infections
  • Malicious website protection blocks access to known and zero day malicious web content
  • Automatic priority updates and scheduled scanning
  • Fast flash scans

Here's a quote from Malwarebytes website:

Detect and Protect with Byte

Malware is big and malware is bad. Your computer is constantly at risk from infection by malware including viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers and spyware. Malwarebytes specializes in fighting malware.

If viruses are mischief, malware is mayhem. Malware doesn't just want to disrupt your network, it wants your keystrokes, logins, passwords, address book, data, credit card information, favorite t-shirt and possibly your cat.

Malware is not going away any time soon. Malware is growing, developing, constantly evolving. Malware is becoming more difficult to detect, and even harder to remove.

Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove malicious programs from your computer. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO combines powerful new technologies designed to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware.

For more information on Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, just follow the link below:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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