is also known as RelevantKnowledge
RelevantKnowledge is a dangerous adware that should never be trusted no matter that some of you will take it seriously. Pretending to be created for the survey-related purposes, in most of the cases it gets installed witout your permission. Potential victim is simply showed a message from Windows asking him to fill in some answers what causes RelevantKnowledge infiltration. Note that having RelevantKnowledge on your system is dangerous because this program will try to lead your system to significant security risks and will definitely try to steal your private information without any permission asked. It’s definitely not recommended to leave this program on your computer.
Being released for malicious reason, Relevant Knowledge initiates pop-up ‘surveys’ on the infected computer and also displays annoying pop-up ads that initiate problems when trying to click them off. Though it may look that you can simply uninstall it from your computer, actually these RelevantKnowledge removal options are useless and are showed only to imitate the trustworthiness.
While you are trying to remove Relevant Knowledge, it may be a serious task because most of anti-spywares don’t detect it as a threat. Scanning your system in Safe Mode with multiple updated anti-spywares should help to catch this threat. For manual removal, try running this command:
C:\Progra~1\RelevantKnowledge\rlvknlg.exe -bootremove -uninst:RelevantKnowledge , where C:\Progra~1\… is a directory where Relevant Knowledge is installed on your PC.
Automatic Relevant Knowledge Removal Guide
You can remove Relevant Knowledge automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
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Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for Relevant Knowledge or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Relevant Knowledge or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove dangerous add-ons
- Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Relevant Knowledge and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Remove dangerous extensions
Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
Here, select Reset.
When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Relevant Knowledge removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Here, select Relevant Knowledge and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Relevant Knowledge removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Here, select Relevant Knowledge and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Click on menu icon again and choose Settings → Manage Search engines under the Search section.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
Remove dangerous plugins
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Relevant Knowledge removal.
Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Here, select Extentions and look for Relevant Knowledge or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Relevant Knowledge removal process.
What is adware?
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Relevant Knowledge:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
Geolocation of Relevant Knowledge
This map reveals the prevalence
of Relevant Knowledge. Countries and regions that have been affected the most
are: Australia, Poland, United Kingdom, Canada and United States.
QR code for Relevant Knowledge removal instructions
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the
website is that parasites like Relevant Knowledge are really hard to remove on infected computer.
you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to
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Information added: 2014-09-01 07:20
Information updated: 2014-09-01 07:20
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