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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


JunkSweeper’s developers claim that it is a PC optimization and malware removal tool. However, we regard this claim as false, and we want to shed light on this deceptive program because it is plain to see that it does not work. It is not supposed to provide you with a service capable of improving your computing experience because this program’s primary purpose is to generate income for its developers as this programs malware removing service is paid. On top of that, our tests have shown that it can generate fake Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) and pop-up errors. The pop-up error messages, in particular, are worthy of further examination. However, in this article we are going to take the holistic approach and provide you with the most relevant information about each aspect about this undesirable program, so let us begin.

We have yet to identify the developers responsible for releasing this particular program, but we suspect that it is the same developers that created Clean PC Master and One10 PC Cleaner. Therefore, it is safe to say that the company responsible for releasing the aforementioned programs is not going to stop publishing similar applications further down the line.

As far as JunkSweeper’s distribution methods are concerned, we have found that currently you can download it if you have the direct download link. This program’s future primary distribution website at Handsoft.co is still in the process of being developed, and we suspect that this program will take off once the website is up and running. In the mean time, only those with the direct download link can get it on their system which limits the umber of people capable of installing it and, truth be told, this is a good thing.

We have managed to obtain this program's installer, and we were not too happy with what we have found. From the very outset, it was clear that this program is no good because nothing happened when running its installer or so it seemed. The installation was carried out in the background and the result was this program’s shortcut on the desktop. So we ran the program only to find a primitive and poorly made Graphical User Interface (GUI.) We ran JunkSweeper’s Cleaner first, and we were surprised to find that it actually located junk files in folders dedicated to storing temporary files by various software installers and installed programs. However, a lot of them tend to leave junk files behind, and that is where JunkSweeper and similar programs come to the rescue. However, junk files do not significantly affect the speed of a computer, though they can pile up over time and take up several gigabytes of hard drive space. The good news is that if you know where to look you go directly to those folders and delete all of the files in there. Thus, an application such as JunkSweeper is, although convenient, yet unnecessary.

At any rate, then we attempted to run the antimalware scanner. However, we were presented with a dialog box offering us to buy JunkSweeper. After clicking Buy Now we were redirected to Secure.bmtmicro.com/cart?CID=8054&CLR=0&PRODUCTID=80540005. This payment platform provided many payment methods ranging from credit card to PayPal. This application costs $60.49 USD. So this begs the question, is JunkSweeper worth the money? The answer is no because its malware-removing function just does not exist. Hence, if you purchase this program, then you will just throw your hard-earned money away. Nevertheless, this PC optimization tool has another issue we want to talk about.

Our tests have shown that this program has been configured to render a bogus Blue Screen of Death (BSoD.) So this program’s developers use scare tactics to compel you to purchase this program in an attempt to resolve the made-up problem. In addition to the infamous BSoD, this program will often render a pop-up message claiming that all services have been stopped to prevent further damage and offer you to call tech support. Now, the tech support number 1-866-376-9713 is most likely a premium toll number so you will probably get charged much money for a call that will be of no use to you anyway.

All things considered, JunkSweeper is one deceptive application that has been configured to extort money from you by rendering fake error messages. It serves no good purpose whatsoever, so we recommend that you uninstall it from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises. Furthermore, we have prepared a removal guide for you because its error messaged will not go away after you uninstall JunkSweeper via Control Panel. So be sure to consult our step-by-step instructions.

Uninstall the potentially unwanted program

Windows 10 and 8.1/8

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom-left side of the screen.
  2. Right-click the Start menu/Start screen.
  3. Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the application and double-click it.
  5. Uninstall.

Windows Vista and 7

  1. Click the Start menu button and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs and open Programs and Features.
  3. Find the PUP and click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom-left side of the screen.
  2. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find the unwanted program and click Remove.

Delete leftover files

  1. Press Windows+E keys.
  2. Enter the following directories in the address bar and delete their contents.
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\winpas
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\JunkSweeper
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\JunkSweeperUn
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\winpas
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\JunkSweeper
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\JunkSweeperUn

Delete registry keys

  1. Press Windows+R keys.
  2. Enter regedit in the box and click OK.
  3. Once in Registry Editor, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  4. Locate Junk_Sweeper and winpasexe on the right side of the window.
  5. Right-click on them and click Delete.
  6. Locate and delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Junk Sweeper
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