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Junkware Removal Tool


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/27/2017.

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer. A common tactic among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue. This tool will help you remove these types of programs from your computer.

When run, Junkware Removal Tool will remove all traces of these programs including their services, processes, files, folders, registry keys, registry values, and browser plugins.

To install Junkware Removal Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install jrt

To upgrade Junkware Removal Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade jrt


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'jrt'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '2000acf98ef0ac1a2d75c91586b5f30a2bc3ece6e92388b324614c93a0645cf5'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "$($packageName).exe"
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileFullPath "$installFile" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
    Write-Verbose "Create an empty sidecar metadata file for closed-source shimgen.exe to indicate gui"
    Set-Content -Path ("$installFile.gui") `
                -Value $null

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Malwarebytes


© Malwarebytes


Release Notes


  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.3 831 Friday, April 14, 2017 approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.2 530 Friday, March 17, 2017 approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.1 711 Saturday, January 21, 2017 approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.9 841 Thursday, October 20, 2016 approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.7 4287 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.6 282 Monday, June 20, 2016 approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.2 609 Saturday, January 9, 2016 approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.1 322 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 approved
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