Malwarebytes to buy Junkware removal tool to beef up security biz

Malwarebytes has acquired Junkware Removal Tool, a security program that searches for and removes potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as adware, spyware and toolbars.

The company said integration of Junkware Removal Tool within Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will take place over the next few months.

Company officials announced Filipos Mouliatis, Junkware Removal Tool owner and developer, will also join Malwarebytes Labs out of Houston, Texas.

With this acquisition, Malwarebytes will fight with harmful and deceptive PUPs as the company already targets on removing PUPs, adware, spyware and grayware.

Junkware Removal Tool is a popular download on sites such as CNET, MajorGeeks and

“PUPs are a growing problem, and the Junkware Removal Tool is a fantastic addition to strengthen our ability to address them,” said Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski.

Shilpa Khatri

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