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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's free, and it works, what more could you want?"

    February 9, 2012  |   By RequiredField

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    Kills the processes preventing you from running tools and utilities that remove spyware and other nasties.

    Cons

    I've never seen any negative effects, and I use it all the time to remove bugs from people's computers.

    Summary

    rkill is a free utility, available to anyone on a site dedicated to giving free advice and support to people all over the world. There are no "ulterior motives," and you know what? IT WORKS. You know what else? I wouldn't download it from cnet anyway, I'd get it straight from the source. Otherwise, I might accidentally download a snakeoil registry "cleaner" due to a misleading download link. Negative reviewers have either never used it, or have shady motives of their own, I'd say.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Low reviews are from Malware/Spyware Devs"

    February 9, 2012  |   By grimor2000

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    Regular updates
    Kills running malware/spyware to allow for removal
    Does what it's supposed to

    Cons

    Not a removal tool (not intended to be) would be nice if it deleted the exe's it kills (with confirmation of course)

    Summary

    I've used RKill on many computers and never had an issue with it doing anything I didn't want it to do.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A LifeSaver-Great Tool"

    February 8, 2012  |   By cyberfreefan

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    Once again, my computer has been saved from total destruction by Bleeping Computer. I was invaded by an especially nasty System Check trojan yesterday (bundled with a few other nasties) and was able to clean my completely hijacked system with the help of RKill. The trojan had disabled pretty much everything in my system that could have helped me and RKill let me regain control. Finally tonight, I am malware free again! I can't believe the negative posts. There is nothing on Bleeping Computer's site that could be classified as malware; quite the opposite. These people are saints. I can't believe they will spend so much time and effort helping people like me attempt to rid ourselves of the messes installed on our computers by scam artists and expect nothing in return.

    Cons

    None-I did not experience the possible false positive (fully disclosed when downloading the tool) of my Antivirus software detecting RKill as malware.

    Summary

    I highly recommend the RKill tool anytime Bleeping Computer suggests it to help remove malware (or anything else they recommend for that matter!!!). It is the first site I go to whenever I have computer issues.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of those tools you wonder how you lived without"

    February 8, 2012  |   By pchospital

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    Works every time
    Even detects unknown or unwanted proxys
    Great for shutting down malware so you can remove it

    Cons

    none for me

    Summary

    Do not listen to the other people who are saying this software is malicious or a virus. I am an IT professional who owns my own business and have been in business for over 10 years. And this tool (as well as Combofix, who is also from the same developer) is one of the most essential tools to have to aid in removing stubborn malware.

    TRUST IT

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does exactly what it says it's supposed to."

    February 8, 2012  |   By dneuwir

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    Kills malicious processes in memory, so that you can begin to clean your computer with a conventional scanner/cleaner tool.

    Cons

    Does not scan for or clean malware on disk, BUT IT'S NOT INTENDED TO! Just "doesn't work" about 2% of the time, but that's really about the only "con" I can think of.

    Summary

    As an IT consultant, implementer, and help-desk technician, RKill is one tool I always keep on hand and up to date. Note that this is NOT a malware/spyware cleanup tool! It is only intended to kill "open" malware processes whose purpose is self-defense and resuscitation in the CURRENT BOOT CYCLE.

    It is merely intended to be the "first tool" you touch, allowing you to then proceed to install and utilize other scanner tools such as MalwareBytes, ComboFix, and others to actually clean up the problem. It is not intended to compete with these products, only to supplement them.

    That said, it does exactly what it is supposed to: it enables me to use a scanner/cleaner without malware killing it before I can get it installed.

    Not sure about some of the other reviews that say it distributes malware or disables virus scanners---I've used RKill on probably 200+ systems all over the map in the past year and in virtually all cases it allows me to proceed with a cleanup and functions exactly as intended. When it "doesn't work" it causes no damage--a simple reboot and everything is exactly the way it was--but honestly, that's the 2%. 98% of the time it works perfectly.

    Excellent tool. Keep up the good fight!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Great Tool for you arsenal!"

    February 8, 2012  |   By Firemedic51

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    This tool is great to have to aid in your malware removal. It will in most cases stop the malware processes. Then you can run other tools to eliminate the malware. Don't be scared if it is sometimes detected as a Trojan. This is because of how the tool works.

    Cons

    It some time get picked up as a Trojan. This is a false positive.

    Summary

    This is a proven tool that I have been using since it conception. It is in no way harmful or destructive to your computer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Looks malware makers try to bash a legit tool"

    February 8, 2012  |   By Samson1956

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    I see a few peoples who have tried to bash RKill. Are they different persons who belong to the same malware maker team or there is only one person who has created different accounts?

    I notice they have no fact to mentions other than AVG flagging RKill as malware. AGV is not flagging RKill as Trojan, if it would, it would have made AVG a questionable antivirus that goes after legit tools.

    What else they claim? A lot, but with no mention of any solid fact.

    In essence they implicate that CNET is advocating a malware tool, I hope the people at CNET understand the implication.

    What do they want to achieve? I can only guess they would like to infect people with their rogue antivirus, hijack the system , ask the victims money and leave them infected after they paid. They don't like RKill to come in between and ruin their party.

    I have just one word for those "cyber psychopaths": Go and make a malware that the malware removal tools can't handle and don't waste our time like this.

    Cons

    Nothing. If it will not help, it will not harm.

    Summary

    Malware makers are one step ahead of us, but we kick their ... from behind.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This thing is a Godsend!"

    February 6, 2012  |   By Gicewiz

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    Bleepingcomputer.com has different 'versions' of it which is the same program under different file names in case a malware program stops one you can try another.

    Cons

    None really.

    Summary

    Do not listen the two Malware-Advocates..

    I work Part time as a computer repair person, and many times I get customers who have fallen for programs such as 'System Fix', 'Windows Anti-Virus 2011', 'Double My speed' and all these other so called 'PC Optimizers.' These are all malware, which plague most of the computers I see.

    RKill stops these process and I can run my Anti-Malware of choice, Malware Bytes.

    Overall this is a 5 star program for me, as it makes my job a lot easier than just having to wipe and restore a customers computer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does the job."

    January 1, 2012  |  

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    Stops Malware from running so my antvirus and malware removal tools can work without interference.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Summary

    I download the program and burn it to disk so it can be used on other infected computers.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It got my computer back for me!!"

    December 27, 2011  |   By dddawgzmom17

    Version: RKill build 4

    Pros

    I was finally able to downlaod RKill.exe onto my DESKTOP & run it (the virus would not let me download to my SYSTEM, but for some reason I was able to download to my DESKTOP). After running RKill.exe (in SAFE mode), I had access to my computer & was able to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro and my anti-virus program.

    Before we found RKill (using my husband's computer) I could not access ANY program on my computer. One minute, everything was fine & then I downloaded an Adobe Reader update. Immediately I started getting messages telling me that my computer is infected.

    I had run my anti-malware & anti-virus programs about 1 hour earlier and everything was OK, so I didn't believe what my computer/the virus was telling me, & I didn't do what it was telling me to do!!

    Without RKill.exe, I would not have a working computer today. This occurred on Christmas Day, so I would have been "dead-in-the-water" if we hadn't found RKill.

    It was a real life-saver!!

    Cons

    The only CON that I can think of is that nothing told us to download RKill to my DESKTOP. If I'd known to do this when I first tried to download it, I'd have been able to get my computer up and have run my Malwarebytes Anti-malware Pro program much faster and with much less aggravation and stress.

    Summary

    This is truly a wonderful program. Every computer should have it on its desktop.

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