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What’s JRT.exe (Junkware Removal Tool)? Is it safe or a virus?

JRT.exe is a software developed by Malwarebytes Corporation that is designed to scan and remove potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, and other forms of malware from a computer.

When executed, JRT.exe conducts a thorough scan of the system, looking for any signs of malicious software or unwanted programs that may be causing issues or compromising the security of the device. Once the scan is complete, the user is given the option to remove the identified threats, effectively cleaning the system of any potential risks. JRT.exe is a valuable tool for maintaining the health and security of a computer by eliminating harmful software.

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Who makes JRT.exe (Junkware Removal Tool)?

We’ve found Malwarebytes Corporation should be the publisher of JRT.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 14, 2024

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