RKill

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 54 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    build 4
  • Total Downloads:
    774,825
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    766
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #14 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

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

August 12, 2012  |  By sheba94601

 |  Version: RKill build 4

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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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 XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.85MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 774,825
Downloads Last Week 766
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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