"What is Rkill ? Rkill is created by Microsoft MVP Lawrence Abrams (also known as Grinler in several security forums) of BleepingComputer.com. Rkill is a malicious software process killer and anti-malware assistant because it will terminate the active processes of malware that are blocking your anti-malware, anti-virus, Task Manager, Process Explorer, Registry Editor, Browsers, and any other programs in loading. When it finishes unloading, or terminating, malicious processes associated with rogue or malicious program, you can then proceed to scan and clean the system using your anti-malware or anti-virus program". http://www.brighthub.com/computing/smb-security/articles/59807.aspx Note: Scroll to bottom of page for Part 2 page click.