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  • 1.0 stars

    "made a bad situation worse"

    November 27, 2012  |   By PaulieBeans

    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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  • Reply by redmane on November 23, 2013

    If you were technical at all you would know that it has no installer!

  • Reply by irnhrs on February 1, 2013

    Doesn't say much for CNET. Always download from the creator (in this case bleeping computer.) If you must download from a third party stick with Filehippo or majorgeeks. RKill is an executable file - no installation involved. Pay attention, read the fine print when running an installation process.

  • Reply by Grinler on December 4, 2012

    As the developer of Rkill, I can say that the information you posted is completely inaccurate. There is absolutely no installer for Rkill and thus there is nothing to decline when running it.

    Rkill is a standalone application that performs its task of killing malicious processes and fixing related registry entries. It then terminates and leaves nothing behind but the original executable and the log file.

    If you had a different experience when running Rkill then you were not using the legitimate program and downloaded an imposter.

    Lawrence Abrams

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