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RelevantKnowledge Removal Process (remove Relevant Knowledge)

April 9, 2005 – 11:11 pm
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RelevantKnowledge is a tracking cookie that can monitor your internet habits and surfing activities. It is classified as adware by most of the top anti-virus software vendors since it displays unsolicited advertisements and various surveys in pop-up windows. Although adware or tracking cookies like RelevantKnowledge are often low risk, having RelevantKnowledge on your computer may not be good for you or your privacy. The information being collected by RelevantKnowledge from your answers to the surveys or from the internet browsing history on your computer may be distributed to unknown third parties and may become a problem to your privacy in the future.

RelevantKnowledge may also cause your Internet connection to become slow because of the need for your Internet connections to go through a proxy. Some of your computer’s Internet bandwidth is being used in the background, which can cause you to be disrupted in your work. RelevantKnowledge is usually bundled along with many freeware applications such as screensavers, games, themes, and other commercial applications. These cause the RelevantKnowledge adware to be installed on your computer. This just shows how important it is to read user agreements when installing freeware applications.

You would know that RelevantKnowledge is already installed on your computer when you notice the RelevantKnowledge icon on your computer’s task bar. The RelevantKnowledge icon looks like a gray circle with latitude and longitude lines running though it on a rounded surface. You might also notice a rlvknlg.exe on the list of processes running when you check the Task Manager.

Removing RelevantKnowledge from Your Computer

RelevantKnowledge can be removed from your computer by uninstalling it from your computer’s Control Panel menu. After the uninstallation process is done, restart your computer and then go to Task Manager and check if the RelevantKnowledge process is still running. Look for rlvknlg.exe on the list of processes and if it’s still there, click ‘End Process’. You can then delete all files related to RelevantKnowledge which are oftentimes found on this file path: C:\Program Files\RelevantKnowledge\.

In order to ensure that your computer is free from all kinds of adware, tracking cookies, and other malware, it is suggested to install a strong and legitimate security application that is updated with the latest signature databases. It would be a good idea to perform the scan while your computer is in Safe Mode in order to ensure that all traces of RelevantKnowledge and other infections are successfully removed. Make sure that your legitimate security application is updated regularly with the latest version in order to protect your computer against newer versions of RelevantKnowledge and other potential threats.

Are you getting popups from RelevantKnowledge? Have you identified that you have RelevantKnowledge installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove RelevantKnowledge completely from your computer?

Why should you remove RelevantKnowledge?

If RelevantKnowledge resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that RelevantKnowledge may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking RelevantKnowledge removal process.

How can you manually remove RelevantKnowledge

Manual removal of RelevantKnowledge may not be for everyone. Each manual RelevantKnowledge removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic RelevantKnowledge removal process.

RelevantKnowledge can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate RelevantKnowledge in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find RelevantKnowledge, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

    MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON\NOTIFY\RelevantKnowledge
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing RelevantKnowledge. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with RelevantKnowledge from your computer.

    relevantknowledge.exe
    rk.exe
    rlservice.exe
    rlvknlg.exe

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with RelevantKnowledge, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with RelevantKnowledge by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\RelevantKnowledge folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed RelevantKnowledge completely from your computer. If you find that RelevantKnowledge is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic RelevantKnowledge removal process.

2 Comments

  • jonejan98 says:

    Relevantknowledge is not a virus. It is a Research software. If you find it annoying, you can uninstall it from control panel.

  • jonejan98 says:

    I have seen people complaining about it but? honestly speaking it\’s not a virus. The software is used to measure online activity. I also thought it to be a virus initially but then found their website relevantknowledge.com. I did not have any problem in uninstalling it.

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