Friday, September 21, 2012

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) Released - Freeware


Many of the infections we see on the forums and in the work environment nowadays involve a user that has an unwanted program, toolbar, or browser helper object (BHO) on their computer.

Some examples include (but not limited to):

  • Ask Toolbar
  • Babylon
  • Browser Manager
  • Claro / iSearch
  • Conduit
  • Coupon Printer for Windows
  • Crossrider
  • Facemoods / Funmoods
  • iLivid
  • IncrediBar
  • MyWebSearch
  • Searchqu
  • Web Assistant

The tool is designed to remove all traces of these types of programs which includes services, registry values, registry keys, files, and folders. The tool will also restore some default settings for Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox. Google Chrome is not supported (perhaps in future).

The tool is non-interactive so the user can simply open it by double-clicking and wait for the log report (JRT.txt) to open when the tool is finished. A copy of the log is saved to the user's desktop incase you want the user to attach the log.

The tool supports English versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Seven.

Here are some examples of the log output:

Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
Example 4

As you may have noticed, it's very straight-forward.

The application is also pretty small in size, currently 542 kilobytes. This is mostly due to the fact that the tool does not use any third party applications.


You can download Junkware Removal Tool from here:

I update it very often (multiple times a day) so please ensure you are using the latest version.

Friday, September 07, 2012

CrapRemover - Introduction and Demonstration

CrapRemover will remove unwanted browser hijacks such as Babylon, Facemoods, Funmoods, Searchqu, iClaro and many others that I see populating forums of the anti-malware community.

See the following demonstration video of how CrapRemover works against Facemoods