now secured with https download logo
RKill Icon


RKill Screenshot
Free Freeware
Bleeping Computer
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Apr 17, 2016
[+] More Details

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.

RKill is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from anti spyware software without restrictions. RKill 2.8.4 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Filed under:
  • RKill Download
  • Freeware Anti Spyware Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: RKill 2.8

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.

RKill has been picked by our editors as very good.
We have tested RKill 2.8.4 against malware with several different programs. Please review the test results. We have not certified this program as clean. [Read more]

Screenshots of RKill (3)

Malwarebytes Chameleon Icon
Malwarebytes Chameleon
Gets Malwarebytes installed and running when blocked
Norman Malware Cleaner Icon
Norman Malware Cleaner
A basic malware and spyware remover which restores some damage caused
Auto Kill Any Process Icon
Auto Kill Any Process
Automatic process killer that can kill multiple system process at once
Download1.72 MB
Download Ranking
in AntiSpyware
#1 of 50
4.4 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.

AntiSpyware Downloads

  1. AdwCleaner A free adware removal program which effectively removes PUPs
  2. RogueKiller Removes a number of spyware/malware-created elements from the PC
  3. Combofix Scans and removes common malware and spyware apps