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  • 5.0 stars

    "WICKEDLY EFFECTIVE & WLL COME IN HANDY ONE DAY!!!"

    August 12, 2012  |   By sheba94601

    Pros

    Rkill (Rogue Registry Killer), definitely is a must-have & a keeper in a trove of valuable security & clean up tools! This goes hand-in-hand w/ Malwarebytes! Idk about other suites but I've used it w/o disabling Trend-Micro & Kaspersky. Just before a thorough clean, which I do monthly, I close everything then run RKill "first & foremost" before anything else. Their instructions must be followed to the tee (and w/ care) b/c RKill instantly stops EVERYthing running ..such as "baddies" that have disabled your security, or plans on preventing it from doing its job! When done, RKill kicks out a log informing you of the process that were stopped along w/ possible fixes on corrupt or missing fills, etc.

    Cons

    No cons but I feel must say this ..although most techs would scare ppl or cause them to scare others into believing this should be used ONLY by professionals. That is NOT TRUE. If you can tick a button to run your anti-virus & wait until its done ..you dont need a someone to hold your hand to use RKill. Whatever u dont understand or if u need more detailed instructions, GOOGLE IT

    Summary

    The first time a tech fixed my pc, few yrs back (he later realized he forgot to remove a few tools then told me to do so ..but I kept RKill heheh). Anyway another yr later my son picked up an infection so bad, it even disabled my ability to do a manual run of my anti-virus suite! To ppl with basic pc skills, this annoyance will make you go to your nearest geek-squad and spend a hefty amount for its removal. Three days of researching & driving myself nuts, I finally remembered the RKill tool tucked away in a folder! No doubt, by now it saved us $$ thousands $$ of dollars ..considering I've learned to be safe & do a thorough clean every month, sometimes weekly!

    Updated on Aug 12, 2012

    correction: At the bottom of PROS, I forgot to add that RKill is done running "after" it kicks out the RKill log! Read it thoroughly, save it on your desktop, then run your anti-virus program! If the log states RKill stopped something malicious then you can go back to the log when your av stops, and make sure your av picked it. It it didn't, follow the path provided on the log & either contact your av tech or Google how to clean it, or whether to delete it.

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