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Free Freeware
Bleeping Computer
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 25, 2018
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RKill Review

Sven Sorensen
Disables malware processes from running, enabling clean up
A review of RKill by Sven Sørensen

In the event that your PC has been infected by some malware and you're having issues with your antivirus or anti-malware application removing it, it might be necessary to use a program like RKill to actually kill the process so that it may be removed.

With RKill, you are normally able to forcefully stop running processes which wouldn't be possible with Windows Task Manager. RKill may also perform some system optimizations so that you antivirus program may continue with quarantine or removal.

It's worth noting that when you use RKill to combat malware, it won't actually remove or otherwise quarantine the file but merely stop it if your antivirus program is unable to. It may also be helpful if whatever malware you are infected with has compromised your security software.

RKill isn't a replacement for antivirus or anti-malware, but it can be a useful tool in your arsenal against malicious software.

Compability and license

RKill is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from antivirus without restrictions. RKill is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  4. Major release: RKill 2.9

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Bleeping Computer. This download is distributed as rkill.exe.

RKill has been picked by our editors as very good.
RKill has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested RKill against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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