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Last Update:

27 Jul 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Malwarebytes


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Junkware Removal Tool

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8.1.4 | Updated: 27 Jul 2017



Downloads of v 8.1.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Malwarebytes

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Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.4

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade jrt -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade jrt -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install jrt
    name: jrt
    version: '8.1.4'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'jrt' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '8.1.4'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller jrt
    Name     = "jrt"
    Version  = "8.1.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'jrt':
  ensure   => '8.1.4',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Jul 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.

$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

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.3 986 Friday, April 14, 2017 Approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.2 669 Friday, March 17, 2017 Approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.1.1 850 Saturday, January 21, 2017 Approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.9 978 Thursday, October 20, 2016 Approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.7 4430 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.6 435 Monday, June 20, 2016 Approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.2 779 Saturday, January 9, 2016 Approved
Junkware Removal Tool 8.0.1 462 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Approved


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