RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections. When RKill runs it will kill malware processes and then removes incorrect executable associations and fixes policies that stop us from using certain tools. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were terminated while the program was running.

As RKill only terminates a program's running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again. Instead, after running RKill you should immediately scan your computer using some sort of anti-malware or anti-virus program so that the infections can be properly removed.

Below are a list of RKill download links using different filenames. We offer RKill under different filenames because some malware will not allow processes to run unless they have a certain filename. Therefore when attempting to run RKill, if a malware terminates it please try a different filename offered below.

For more information about RKill and to ask questions regarding how it should be used, please visit the support topic here:

RKill - What it does and What it Doesn't - A brief introduction to the program
Downloads 172,454
Weekly downloads 6,469
Publisher Lawrence Abrams
By BleepingComputer
Created on 29 May 2015
Last update 10 May 2016
Category Security
Operating system Windows

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