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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,878
United States Rank #6,951
Reach 0.0732%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.09 days
946.54 days >
Average installed length: 497.33 days


VersionDistribution 63.97% 0.58% 35.44%

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Kaspersky PURE 2.0

What is Kaspersky PURE?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Ultimate PC Protection - Kaspersky PURE 2.0 Total Security delivers the ultimate PC protection for your home, combining everything you need to ensure the security of your PCs, identity, passwords, photos and more. Plus, it's simple to use, allowing you to easily manage the security of every PC in your home from a singl...  Read more


Kaspersky PURE 2.0 is a program developed by Kaspersky Lab. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main executable is avp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU load of less than one percent. The software installer includes 62 files and is usually about 2.41 MB (2,531,336 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 41% of users of Kaspersky PURE come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com/downloads/productupdates/endpoint-security-windows
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-US&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 2.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2D270A67-B7CD-4281-B2FE-60DF18D19B8E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky PURE 2.0

Program executable:avp.exe
Name:Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 2.0\avp.exe
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Kaspersky Anti-Virus is an antivirus program developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is designed to protect users from malware and is primarily designed for computers running Microsoft Windows. Kaspersky Anti-Virus features...
Additional files:
  • abhelper.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Kaspersky Anti-Banner helper component)
  • acassembler.dll - Application Control Assembler
  • am_facade.dll - Antimalware Facade
  • anti_phishing_http_filter.dll - Anti-phishing http filter
  • asppp.dll - Proxy DLL for AntiSpam plugins
  • avpinit.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpmain.dll
  • avzkrnl.dll - AVZ Kernel
  • cbi.dll - KAV CBI DLL
  • cf_response_provider.dll - Content filtering notification provider
  • ckahcomm.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Communication Library
  • ckahrule.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Rules Manager
  • ckahstat.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Statistic Componet
  • ckahum.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker User Mode Component
  • clldr.dll - CLLDR
  • cryptocontainer.dll - Comunication to Crypto Service
  • cryptostaticprovider.dll - CryptoProvider library
  • diffs.dll - DIFFS
  • dtp_lib.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus GUI Logic
  • dumpwriter.dll - Kaspersky Dump Writer DLL
  • eka_meta.dll - EKA_META
  • ekasyswatch.dll - EKA task for System Watcher2
  • esmgr.dll - ESMgr
  • excludemanager.dll - file and activity exclude manager
  • ffregistrarab.dll - AntiBanner component
  • ffvkreg.dll - Firefox Vkbd registrar
  • format_recognizer.dll - Format Recognizer library
  • fssync.dll
  • ftpprtc.dll - FTP Protocoller
  • getsi.dll - System Information
  • http_protocoller_pipeline.dll - HTTP Analysis Pipeline Component
  • ichecker.dll - ichecker and iswift tech
  • icqprtc.dll - ICQ Protocoller
  • ievkbd.dll - IE Virtual Keyboard
  • ircprtc.dll - IRC Protocoller
  • jbrprtc.dll - Jabber Protocoller
  • klscav.dll - Script Checker AV Plugin
  • kltbar.dll - KL Toolbar support library
  • klwtbbho.dll - WebToolBar component
  • klwtbcl.dll
  • klwtblc.dll
  • klwtbws.exe
  • prloader.dll - Prague Loader
  • prremote.dll - PR_REMOTE
  • scrchpg.dll - Script Checker
  • service.dll - Component service provider
  • shellex.dll - Windows Shell Extension
  • splash_screen.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Splash Screen
  • threats_disinfection.dll - disinfection tool
  • ushata.dll - Ushata module
  • getsysteminfo.exe - GetSystemInfo
  • kas_cpconvert.dll - KAS-Engine (Convert dynamic library)
  • avpapplication.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus' with a class of {dd230880-495a-11d1-b064-008048ec2fc5}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • ievkbd.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IEVkbdBHO Class' with the class of {59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C} (IEVkbdBHO).
2 Internet Explorer Extensions
  • klwtbbho.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'FilterButtonHandler Class' with a class of {CCF151D8-D089-449F-A5A4-D9909053F20F}.
  • ievkbd.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'VirtualKeyboardButtonHandler Class' with a class of {4248FE82-7FCB-46AC-B270-339F08212110}.
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'avp' (avp) "Kaspersky Anti-Virus provides anti-virus services to applications and performs real-time protection of computer.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • avp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVP' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 2.0\avp.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 2.0\avp.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.0001214982%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007477%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004673%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Kaspersky PURE?

Quickly and completely remove Kaspersky PURE 2.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Kaspersky PURE from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Kaspersky PURE 2.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Kaspersky PURE.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Kaspersky PURE 2.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.52%
Windows 8 9.64%
Windows XP 8.57%
Windows Vista 8.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.39%
Windows 7 Professional 11.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.45%
Windows 8 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.60%
  Germany 22.31%
  Canada 5.35%
  Italy 3.93%
  France 3.09%
  Australia 2.92%
  Iran 2.01%
  United Kingdom 1.84%
  Austria 1.59%
  Spain 1.42%
  Saudi Arabia 1.42%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Switzerland 1.09%
  Turkey 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.06%
Hewlett-Packard 20.71%
Acer 15.99%
Toshiba 9.76%
ASUS 6.23%
Medion 6.06%
Samsung 3.20%
Intel 2.53%
Lenovo 2.19%
Sahara 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.95%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.23%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.23%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.86%

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky is a developer of secure content and threat management systems.
Publisher URL: www.kaspersky.com


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