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Rkill didn't terminate any malware processes

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#1 kaylehayes


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

On virusremoval.guidemytech.com I made it to the step to download Rkill. I went through each link and none of them terminated any malware processes. The video said when it shows the terminated processes to continue to the next step. What do I need to do? Do I need to continue to the next step anyways? Thanks everyone!

P.S. Sorry if I'm on the wrong board (just need some help!)

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#2 akaUriel


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:34 PM

RKill will only terminate processes which are known to interfere with Anti-Malware/Virus utilities.
If it isn't terminating anything, it means that none of the processes it is looking for are running.

It seems the guide you are on assumes that you are using an infected machine, or at least have access to one to follow the steps.
If you're running this on a clean machine, RKill and most AV's should come back clean, which is generally a good thing.
The steps listed within that guide are just general strategies for removing an active virus.

Edited by akaUriel, 17 July 2012 - 01:36 PM.

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