Malwarebytes Acquires Junkware Removal Tool

Malwarebytes Acquires Junkware Removal Tool

As you know, Malwarebytes has worked hard on making a stance against Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and through our diligent efforts have managed to not only protect our users from the junk of the internet but also upset quite a few PUP peddlers (as we like to call them).

Well, we are about to get a whole truck load of angry letters after this! This morning, our CEO Marcin Kleczynski posted on our forums about a new acquisition by the Malwarebytes team of a really great tool that will assist us in fighting the bad guys on the PUP front: Junkware Removal Tool is consistently one of the top downloads on Bleeping Computer, Major Geeks and other download sites, and you want to check it out for yourself before we add it to the powerhouse that is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.


Keep in mind that this tool does not have an “Install” phase and runs when you execute it.

It will also automatically close the applications you may be using while it scans so make sure you have saved and closed browsers, word processors and any other application which might need to be closed manually before running this tool.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to comment below or directly comment Marcin’s post on our Forums! Thanks for reading and safe surfing!

You can read the press release here.