Junkware Removal Tool

Removes adware and other junkware from your PC

Liked JRT? You’ll love Adw Cleaner!

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner is free and incorporates all major JRT functionalities.

If you were using JRT, we recommend downloading Adw Cleaner:


Adw Cleaner

Removes junkware, optimizes performance

Download Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now and you’ll have a clean computer in just minutes.

  • Scans your computer in seconds
  • Finds and removes junkware, adware, and unwanted programs
  • Removes unwanted browser toolbars and bundled programs that can open the door for spyware and PUPs
  • Restores performance

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner aggressively targets adware, spyware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and browser hijackers with technology specially engineered to remove these threats.

What happened to JRT?

Malwarebytes discontinued Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) on April 26, 2018.

We hope that Junkware Removal Tool has been of value to you, and we encourage you to now use Adw Cleaner, which incorporates all major JRT functionalities plus more!

For additional JRT questions or support, head to our Malwarebytes Forum:


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Software Requirements
Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
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JRT stands for Junkware Removal Tool. It was a free tool that Malwarebytes offered for removing junkware and adware from your PC. We no longer offer JRT, but instead we recommend AdwCleaner

Junkware describes extra software that you may not want or need, that takes up space on your system and may slow it down. Junkware may come bundled with other software that you download, or may come pre-installed on your computer. Junkware may not be malicious (e.g. malware), but just like junk can clutter up your house, junk software takes up unnecessary space on your device.

Malwarebytes’ AdwCleaner is a free tool that cleans your PC of junkware, adware, and unwanted programs. AdwCleaner incorporates all major functionalities that our Junkware Removal Tool had to remove junkware. Using AdwCleaner can help restore performance to your PC by cleaning up unnecessary software that can slow it down. 

Yes, while Junkware Removal Tool was available, it was a safe tool to remove junk software from your PC. Now, you can use AdwCleaner to safely remove junkware as well as adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) from your PC. Junkware Removal Tool has reached its End of Life, so you should use AdwCleaner instead now.

Yes, Malwarebytes offers the free AdwCleaner tool to remove junk files (junkware) and more from your PC. AdwCleaner aggressively targets adware, spyware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and browser hijackers with technology specially engineered to remove these threats. AdwCleaner is lightweight: You just download, launch, and click to scan. It quickly scans and cleans up unwanted programs to help restore your PC’s performance.  

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