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How to remove the rlvknlg virus

Most antivirus programs identify rlvknlg.exe as malware, such as Sophos identifies it as Generic Proxy-OSS Application, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.RK.ah or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.RK.k.
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Rlvknlg.exe file information

The process known as RelevantKnowledge or xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or Marketscore appears to belong to software RelevantKnowledge or xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or Marketscore by RelevantKnowledge (www.relevantknowledge.com) or TMRG, (www.tmrginc.com) or xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or Marketscore (www.marketscore.com).

Description: Rlvknlg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file rlvknlg.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,429,504 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 1,150,976 bytes and 18 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/rlvknlg.exe.html 
The rlvknlg.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). Rlvknlg.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If rlvknlg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 1,690,112 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 1,860,736 bytes and 22 more variants. The rlvknlg.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is digitally signed. Rlvknlg.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If you have any problems with rlvknlg.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall RelevantKnowledge Adware software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)
  2) search the support area on the Relevantknowledge website
  3) make sure that you have installed the latest version.

Important: You should check the rlvknlg.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

This is an extrmemly dangerous program.
I noticed my CPU usage was almost always nearly at 100% so I checked my running processes and I found it. I tried deleting it, but it came back. So I renamed it, stopped the process using task manager, and then deleted it. Deleting it reduced my average CPU usage all the way down to 30% and made my computer a LOT faster. I recommend deleting it as soon as possible.
  Oscar T.G.  
Eats CPU usage, monitors your internet activity, slows watching online videos
One of souces is ChrisTV Lite, choose "Decline" during install, and no problem:)
Caused a clients workstation to freeze every 2-3 minutes.
  Frank Chezenko  
it is definately a virus, it slows down PC performance
  Gne V.  
Warning, This is a TROJAN. I had this on my computer but then removed it. I had a "trojan remover" program that could confirm that this was a trojan.
This is a rogue internet security virus. It runs on start up and can affect other files on your computer ex; firefox, this virus tracks information from internet browsers and is capable of sending passwords, credit card numbers, email addresses, and sites you visited to whoever wrote the virus or third parties. You should remove this immediately.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of rlvknlg.exe: based on 144 votes with 9 reviews.
4 users think rlvknlg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 28 users suspect danger. 103 users think rlvknlg.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 13 users don't grade rlvknlg.exe ("not sure about it").

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