How to get rid of the rlservice VirusSometimes the rlservice file may cloak a virus, such as F-Secure found Adware.RelevantKnowledge.BZ or, as the case may be, Adware.GenericKD.4663205, as well as Kaspersky found not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.kakt. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with rlservice.exe
The rlservice.exe process is also known as Relevant-Knowledge and is a part of RelevantKnowledge. This software is produced by TMRG, (www.tmrginc.com). An obsolete or defective version of rlservice.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Relevant-Knowledge has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Relevant-Knowledge has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- rlservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module rlservice.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about rlservice.exe Relevant-Knowledge
rlservice.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file rlservice.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 213,784 bytes (22% of all these files), 205,728 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. Rlservice.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 30% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find rlservice.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about rlservice?
|Cover for spyware |
|web proxy, intercepts all web traffic |
|sorry: in English: was found under the path, just before mentioned, significantly slowed web-transfer and installs to own browsers as "OSSProxy". From here the application especially is collecting access-statistics |
|Relevantknowledge is not a virus. It is a Research software. If you find it annoying, you can uninstall it from control panel. You can read more about this software on their website relevantknowledge.com |
Summary: For this reason, 4 users have already deleted rlservice.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall RelevantKnowledge
To remove Relevant-Knowledge from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate RelevantKnowledge in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if rlservice.exe (Relevant-Knowledge) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Relevant-Knowledge. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Relevant-Knowledge or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or rlservice.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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