RKill

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 54 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    build 4
  • Total Downloads:
    734,905
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,359
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #12 in Anti-Spyware

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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 52 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 10
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5 stars

"Works great"

November 23, 2013  |  By redmane

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

Allows your anti-malware and anti-virus software to work when your browser has been hijacked or the malware/virus won't let your real anti-malware/virus run.

Cons

None I can find

Summary

I have been using this for years,it always does the job. Simple but effective, stops the processes that cause disruption in your anti-virus/malware program. No installer, just stops the bad guys. It is one of the best geek tools I have found.

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5 stars

"straight forward"

May 20, 2013  |  By rodgerw10

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

simple straight forward

Cons

just open it, but you don't know if it is working, but it is working

Summary

worked great, but i wish i would have seen somthing that ikill stopped the program, just for newbees, but it did its job to kill the progam, great program Ikill. thanks

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5 stars

"Was easy to use and worked quickly"

April 12, 2013  |  By Georzetta

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

No installation problems.

Cons

None that I can think of

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5 stars

"it works and safe"

January 30, 2013  |  By databaseben

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

it was quick and easy to run and didn't interfere with the running antivirus program.

it did find one thing that i would have never thought as being malicious. when it removed that service, my system seemed to be a little speedier afterwards.

Cons

no cons. well made and makes a registry backup too.

Summary

a good tool to add to your anti malware arsenal.

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1 stars

"I sure as heck won't run it again!"

January 04, 2013  |  By zupansic

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

None that I can see, unless you like Trojans and Adware.

Cons

Like I said, r-kill contains a Trojan and Adware.

Summary

I ran the latest r-kill which was released today (1-4-'13), and then I immediately ran the latest Dr.WebCureIT scan, which also was released today. After doing so, the scan detected a Trojan and some Adware in the r-kill program.
Need I say more!??

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1 stars

"made a bad situation worse"

November 27, 2012  |  By PaulieBeans

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

it's own search found two files that it's installer tried to install as malware, so I guess it works a bit..

Cons

installed funmoods browser search redirect even though I declined in the Rkill installation and did not fix the browser search redirect within Chrome. I manually had to delete funmoods from all three browsers since it installed BHO in IE and extensions in Firefox, luckily the process I used to clean Chrome took care both funmoods and the other redirect. I do not understand how a program that is supposed to clean malware on CNET installs malware.

Summary

I am pretty technical, so I had to do my manual cleanup, but I would not install this unless Rkill guys can connect themselves with more appropriate companies if they are using these other companies to make money or pay for development.

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5 stars

"i tried everything to quiet down cpu usage this did it"

September 19, 2012  |  By 1indian

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

all it did was rename alot exe bat and com files and didnt find any virus or nothing but pc for some reason is a whole lot faster and quieter

Cons

this product doesnt con u

Summary

man this is the best thing ive found for making my pc run smoother and quieter

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1 stars

"Cant download !!!"

August 31, 2012  |  By bikerboy41

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

Unable to download from external site.

Cons

Like many other programs on Cnet when trying to download, your directed to an external site but NO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE. Over the years this problem with Cnet has got worse and worse.

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5 stars

"Oh thank you!"

August 18, 2012  |  By aliceiam

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

Just when I thought a virus had stumped me, I found rkill. Downloaded it, ran it, and my problem was gone.

Cons

none, ok, bye...

Summary

If my computer starts acting funky, I run rkill. It always finds something. I use spybot search & destroy, malwarebytes anti malware, ccleaner, mcafee, windows defender, you name it, and sometimes none of the above can help.

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5 stars

"helped defeat some stubborn root/kit viruses"

August 15, 2012  |  By tgr9773

 |  Version: RKill build 4

Pros

After spending considerable time attempting to clean a clients infected computer..... I remembered Rkill, that along with TDSSKiller started the computer on the path to recovery using malwarebytes and other tools.

Cons

None... product worked fine

Summary

I won't forget Rkill next time.

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General
Publisher Bleeping Computer
Publisher web site http://bleepingcomputer.com/
Release Date August 17, 2010
Date Added August 17, 2010
Version build 4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.85MB
File Name rkill.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 734,905
Downloads Last Week 2,359
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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