How to remove the rkfree virus

Most antivirus programs identify rkfree.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Spyware.RevealerKeylog, and TrendMicro identifies it as SPYW_KEYLOGGER or SPYW_REVEALERKEY.

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Rkfree.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rkfree
Rkfree.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Revealer Keylogger Free Edition belongs to software Revealer Keylogger Free Edition or MapleStory by Logixoft (

Description: Rkfree.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file rkfree.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 70,656 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 70,144 bytes, 65,024 bytes or 71,168 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Rkfree.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with MapleStory occur, you can also uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify rkfree.exe related errors

Important: You should check the rkfree.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It's a Key Loguer
Its a keylogger

Summary: Average user rating of rkfree.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks rkfree.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving rkfree issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active rkfree process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the rkfree.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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