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    MalwareBytes acquires Junkware Removal Tool

    https://blog.malwarebytes.org/news/2...-removal-tool/

    Sounds like they are planning to integrate it into the Mawarebytes program.

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    Currently while they say MBAM will remove PuPs, they tend to remain even after it reports them removed, so integrating JRT with MBAM could be a good thing, but MBAM takes about 40 mins to run for me as it is, so this may not be such a good move and to leave it as a standalone may be better for some - and me, but at least with AdwCleaner you can have some control and see what it will remove.

    Whether when it has been integrated you would have some control remains to be seen as JRT in its current form can remove smaller programs you have installed as it sees them as PuPs.

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    I use MBAM extensively and I have never seen a PUP it removed remain. Also, with MBAM and JRT, you can see and control which PUPs are removed.

    Jerry

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    The odd time that I've run JRT, all I've ever seen is its report on completion.

    I was helping someone on another forum who had run MBAM but was still getting the same problem and after running AdwCleaner, it removed what MBAM had said it had, which is why in certain circumstances I would advise to run both MBAM and AdwCleaner as ADW is specifically designed to remove PuPs.

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    The last time I ran JRT, it would list what it found under each tab when the scan completed with a check box you could uncheck if you didn't want it cleaned. The latest version which I just downloaded doesn't give that same flexibility. It just automatically removes what it finds and gives you a report. Don't know when this changed.

    I tend to run both Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner as well,because even though they both find PUPs, they find different things.

    Jerry

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    I don't recall any checkboxes in JRT.

    MBAM takes out any active parts of infections, ADWCleaner also looks for the leftover passive files/folders, similar with JRT.

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    I don't recall any checkboxes in JRT.
    Agree - just ran it last week.

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    That would tend to suggest that MBAM isn't as adept at removing PuPs as thought even though it has the option to treat PuPs and PuMs as Malware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    That would tend to suggest that MBAM isn't as adept at removing PuPs as thought even though it has the option to treat PuPs and PuMs as Malware.
    I have found Malwarebytes to be quite effective at removing Malware and PUPs. Does it find everything? No AV/AM package finds everything, That's why I use AdwCleaner and in extreme cases JRT.

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