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Should i run Rkill?


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#1 Shane-N

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:54 PM

I just read RKill - What it does and What it Doesn't - A brief introduction to the program. I want to run it, but not because i am infected because i just want to see if it finds anything? From what i have read it seems like that is perfectly fine however i also read in a forum absolutly never to run ANYTHING without asking first :smilers:.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:02 PM

While I am not the Writer\Developer of Rkill.

I will say with a little reservation that running Rkill should not harm your system. However, there is always a slight risk as with any program for unknown\unexpected side-affects.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:14 PM

Like ThunderZ said, Rkil is a non-destructive tool for the most part, but it is also NOT a scanner. If you want to run Rkill for the heck of it, you should be fine (just be sure you don't have your unsaved doctoral thesis that took you seven years to write open in a word processor when you do it.)

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:23 PM

(just be sure you don't have your unsaved doctoral thesis that took you seven years to write open in a word processor when you do it.)


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:52 PM

RKill is not a comprehensive removal tool. It is a specific utility designed to terminate the most common annoyances (bad processes) that prevent other tools from being executed and used to disinfect the system. When RKill is able to terminate these processes and fix certain registry keys, that action allows the use of normal clean up tools.

Generally speaking, I'm not an advocate of running tools you are not familiar with or to just see what they do unless you have a dedicated computer used for testing purposes and it does not contain any information or data you don't want to loose.
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