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Should I remove Kies?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,050
United States Rank #49,271
Reach 0.0093%


1.5.3 40.46%
1.4 59.54%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Samsung Electronics



Kies is a program developed by Samsung Electronics. The most used version is 1.4, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is KiesTrayAgent.exe. The software installer includes 100 files and is usually about 212.84 MB (223,174,225 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 29% of users of Kies come from India, it is also popular in United Kingdom and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D6CD26FD-CD7F-4C86-96A3-EEBFABE5FE47}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 212.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kies

Program executable:KiesTrayAgent.exe
Name:Kies TrayAgent
Kies TrayAgent Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • KiesAirMessage.exe - Kies Air Message
  • KiesAirMessageCtl.dll - KiesAirMessage
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe - Kies TrayAgent (Kies TrayAgent Application)
  • LComm3.dll - SHW-M100S (Linux MITs Download Module)
  • HomeDL.dll
  • Interop.ConnectionManagerLib.dll
  • Interop.DeviceDataServiceLib.dll
  • Interop.DevFileServiceLib.dll
  • Interop.BackupRestoreLib.dll
  • Interop.AStorePluginLib.dll
  • Interop.DeviceSearchLib.dll
  • Interop.CDBurnCOMLib.dll
  • Interop.CmdAgentLib.dll
  • FUSCrypt.dll
  • DevComponents.WpfSchedule.dll (by DevComponents) - DotNetBar for WPF (DevComponents WpfSchedule)
  • AStorePlugin.dll
  • AudioGrabberCOM.dll
  • BinaryLoaderForKorea.dll
  • CabLib.dll (by ElmueSoft) - CabLib 32 Bit (CAB Compression/Extraction 32 Bit)
  • CDBurnCOM.dll
  • DevComponents.WpfEditors.dll - WpfEditors
  • BinaryLoaderMgr.exe
  • FusDataCollector.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • KiesAirMessage.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A38960E9-75F4-4FA5-BBA8-346F0A2E6FF6}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • KiesAirMessage.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KiesAirMessage.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'KiesTrayAgent' and executes as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe.
  • KiesAirMessage.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'KiesAirMessage' and executes as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\KiesAirMessage.exe -startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KiesTrayAgent' which loads as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe.
Network connections
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008087835%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00035081%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00045797%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:79,015
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:120 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:5.24 MB
Total CPU:0.0002937322%
Kernel CPU:0.00024575%
User CPU:0.00004799%

How do I remove Kies?

Quickly and completely remove Kies from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Kies 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 Kies, 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 Kies.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.76%
Windows XP 11.45%
Windows Vista 9.16%
Windows 8 7.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.45%
Windows 7 Professional 10.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.99% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 28.99%
  United Kingdom 12.32%
  United States 11.59%
  Australia 10.14%
  Iran 5.07%
  South Africa 4.35%
  Indonesia 3.62%
  Singapore 2.90%
  New Zealand 2.17%
  Philippines 2.17%
  Ireland 2.17%
  BD 1.45%
  United Arab Emirates 1.45%
  Egypt 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.51%
Hewlett-Packard 25.30%
Dell 16.87%
Intel 4.82%
Toshiba 4.82%
ASUS 3.61%
Lenovo 3.61%
American Megatrends 3.61%
MSI 2.41%
Compaq 1.20%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.02%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.02%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.02%
INTEL DG31PR 2.02%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com


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