All junkware — often referred to as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) or PUAs (potentially unwanted applications) — is pretty much the same: useless software that takes up your disk space. Even worse, it can run in the background without your knowledge, eating up your CPU power and RAM. PC junk removal is a snap with Avast Cleanup.
Our PUP removal tool will find and delete junkware — along with other unnecessary files and caches from your browser, disk, apps, and even the Windows operating system.
Our junkware removal tool prevents PUPs from hogging your resources. Plus, our Sleep Mode feature pauses other resource-intensive apps so they don’t consume power when you’re not using them.
Some junkware hides malicious software that can overwhelm you with ads or even spy on you. Avast Cleanup carefully sorts through your apps to find any malware and get rid of it.
Getting rid of junk apps and files and lightening the load on your CPU and RAM lets your computer work a lot faster. That means better performance across the board.
Kiss junkware goodbye. Get Avast Cleanup today and you’ll get our built-in junkware removal tool, along with a dozen other powerful cleaning and optimization features — all in one simple app.
Avast Cleanup saves you tons of time and space. Our lab tests found:
• 71 GB cleaned up: Effective junkware removal — along with clearing out leftover junk data from your disk, browser, and Windows — reclaims gigabytes of space for the things you actually care about.
• 30% faster work performance: Removing PUPs, PUAs, and other junk means freeing up valuable resources. A lighter load on your CPU and RAM means your PC can run much faster.
• 79% quicker startup: A fully optimized machine saves you time. Start working, emailing, or browsing right away with super-fast boot times.
* The results from our lab are indicative only. Your results may vary.
Avast Cleanup is more than just a junkware removal tool. Our patented, breakthrough technology will optimize your PC from top to bottom — and keep it in top shape with automatic scheduling.
Remove junkware, troubleshoot issues, finetune your settings, and then relax while our Automatic Maintenance feature does all the heavy lifting.
Get rid of PUPs and PUAs and clean out any other junk and bloat from your browser and disk. Turn your PC into a leaner, faster machine.
Old apps can open up security holes. Fill them automatically with Avast Cleanup so you stay safe.
Junkware, PUPs, and other unnecessary files clog up other devices, too. Thankfully, Avast Cleanup can help you optimize your Mac and Android.
Don’t settle for a mediocre computer experience: boost your performance to new heights with Avast Cleanup. Remove clutter, fix problems, and fully optimize your machine with our easy-to-use and incredibly powerful cleaning suite.
Junkware, also known as “crapware” or “bloatware,” is used to describe any unnecessary software. It may have been preinstalled on your PC when you bought it, or it may have sneaked onto your machine as part of a bundle with some other software you downloaded.
Junkware is a problem because it clutters up your machine and takes up valuable space on your hard disk, while also burning through your CPU power and RAM. Not only that, some junkware is actively malicious. It can carry malware or act like adware or spyware, compromising your security and putting your personal data at risk. That’s why it’s so important to remove junkware from your computer. A cleaner PC is a safer, faster PC.
Absolutely! Avast Cleanup was developed by optimization and security experts and it’s completely safe. Our patented technology will deep-scan your machine to root out junkware and other unnecessary files — while making sure not to touch any files and functions you need for optimal PC performance.
We're not demanding. All you need is Windows 11 except Mixed Reality and IoT Edition; Windows 10 except Mobile and IoT Core Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8/8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit)
Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions)
256 MB RAM or above
100 MB free space on the hard disk
Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain application updates
Optimal standard screen resolution no less than 800 x 600 pixels is recommended
Windows 10 compatible