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  • 5.0 stars

    "See my screen name?, I ain't joking."

    February 15, 2012  |   By totaltechphobia

    Pros

    Infected by malware?, DO NOT PANIC!!!!
    Download RKILL on to your desktop and run from there.
    RKILL has been written by an AVP of microsoft which means he is very good at what he does, it also means if he was to release ANY kind of malware and it is attributed to him that is a whole careers worth of respect from his peers out the window.
    His name at Bleeping Computer is Grinler, all you TRON afficianados will understand.
    GRINLER FIGHTS FOR THE USERS, (me and you).
    I for one appreciate his efforts.

    Cons

    It being so good the bad guys making comments that this is malware, you see while their malware is running it can defend itself from all sorts of probes and deletion efforts.
    RKILL kills all known Trojans/parasites dead and then erases them.
    How could it have any cons?.

    Summary

    In making and releasing this, Laurence abrams has put the user in a position from which they can defend themselves.
    This Program is extremely good at what it does and must be making a dent in the number and persistence of infections.
    This is no doubt one of the reasons it is being slandered.
    Just remember to download it on your desktop and run it from there, it really does make that much of a difference.
    Grinler fights for the user.

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  • Reply by No_Stinkin_Toolbars on February 16, 2012

    @ totaltech: Very good review, thank you. Unlike other CNET members, I TOTALLY "got" the Tron reference, took me about 3.749 seconds to make the connection lol. AVP to MVP wasn't much of a brain-twister either, prol'ly took about 1.5 seconds less rofl.

    @David: So RKill doesn't "erase" Malware, it ahem...only..."temporarily stops malware from running...you have to use your favorite anti-malware scanner to detect and remove the malware"--- which would not have been possible in MANY cases without running RKill--- which you admit in your reply which I have uoted above. Is this your "contribution" to this review, a battle over misspellings, miss-communications & semantics? If so, I say next time you needn't bother, but that's just my two cents. I won't even go into your revisionist history account of Grinler's posting @ BC.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to acknowledge that the product works, yet you wrote what you did because.... ????

  • Reply by Grinler on February 16, 2012

    Hi David,

    1. I think he meant Microsoft MVP.

    2. I think he was referring to a Tron quote: "That's Tron. He fights for the Users."

    3. You are 100% correct on that. Rkill just stops malware processes and removes registry entries that will interfere with your standard security software.

    As to the last point, I disagree with you. If you read the topic here:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic441843.html?p=2112

    I never once requested that anyone create a review at CNET to defend Rkill. The only reason for that article, which I stated at the bottom, was to let people know what was going on and at the same time dispel any concerns that people may have had based on these false reviews.

    If anyone wrote a review in response to my news story, it is only because they feel like the program deserved it.

  • Reply by DavidHL1 on February 16, 2012

    A few questions and comments . . .

    1.) What the heck is an "AVP"?

    2.) The name Grinler has NOTHING to do with the movie Tron. Did you simply make that up?

    3.) RKill does NOT "erase" malware of any type. It only temporarily stops malware from running. You then have to use your favorite anti-malware scanner to detect and remove the malware.

    Have you ever actually even used this program (it doesn't seem as though you have), or did you simply respond to Grinler's request on Bleeping Computer to come here and flood CNET with positive reviews about RKill like he requested?

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