I have received a warning, courtesy Microsoft, that the [email protected] virus, - contained in the file rlvknlg.exe, is somewhere on my PC.
I have run the MS Security Scanner and it found no problem.
My PC is protected by Norton's System Security, and that has found no problem.
Is "Relevant Knowledge" a real threat, and if so where has it come from and how do I get rid of it?
Many thanks, johndrew.
I had noticed one of these surveys popping up on my PC, but had simply deleted it. Obviously, that was Relevant Knowledge at work.
I used SpyHunter to remove this problem. SpyHunter has sorted out a number of other problems as well, but at $49.99 for a 6 month subscription I am afraid that the cost is a bit on the high side. I shall now have to look around for less expensive, but equally effective, anti-spyware programs.
I will have a look at all of the programs you have suggested.
I will be fascinated if anybody reading these posts has any idea as to where Relevant Knowledge came from. My PC recently suffered a failure of the mother board and I have had to reload masses of software back onto the system. Would Relevant Knowledge have come from one of these programs, - or Skype, or DropBox? Ore some ill-advised browsing?
Look at the last entry as the origin appears to be the Netherlands. However, once released into the wild any virus could be picked up from any number of sources; as you say ".. Skype, or DropBox? Ore some ill-advised browsing?". Depending upon the other software you loaded and its source (CD excluded) it may also be picked up from there.
If you don't use a site security advisor (WOT or McAfee Siteadvisor for example) it is unlikely you would know that a site was suspect.
The MS warning came up as a text box, though I can't remember the exact details. The text box said to use the MS Security Centre on the PC, - there were no links so that there was no chance of connecting to some scam or other.
But then, having been given the warning by Microsoft their recommended ways of clearing the problem didn't work!
My own feeling is that I would have picked up Relevant Knowledge while re-installing software, as much of the software is easily obtained as a web download. e.g. Acronis True Image, Photodex ProShow Gold, etc. All well-known and reputable programs, but somewhere or other Relevant Knowledge crept in.
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