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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Description: Rlvknlg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The rlvknlg.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,429,504 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 1,576,960 bytes and 16 more variants.
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: MACHINE\Run, RunOnce). Rlvknlg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If rlvknlg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 1,690,112 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 1,860,736 bytes and 27 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 keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If rlvknlg.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 3,514,136 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The rlvknlg.exe file is not a Windows system file. Rlvknlg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: You should check the rlvknlg.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If RelevantKnowledge has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active rlvknlg process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the rlvknlg.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.