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Should I remove Samsung Kies?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #99
United States Rank #493
Reach 5.0783%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.72 days
847.10 days >
Average installed length: 445.08 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.6.3.16011.2 0.08%
2.6.3.15075.2 1.18%
2.6.3.15045.4 1.30%
2.6.3.15024_5 0.00%
2.6.3.15024.5 1.51%
2.6.3.15013.18 1.45%
2.6.3.14123.5 0.95%
2.6.3.14074.11 0.45%
2.6.3.14044_17 3.95%
2.6.3.14044_16 2.82%
2.6.3.14044_15 0.29%
2.6.3.14044.14 0.24%
2.6.2.14014_7 5.90%
2.6.2.14014_6 3.20%
2.6.2.14014_5 0.56%
2.6.2.14014_4 0.11%
2.6.1.13105_7 4.94%
2.6.1.13105_6 3.45%
2.6.1.13105_5 0.75%
2.6.0.13091_9 4.89%
2.6.0.13074_14 0.70%
2.6.0.13064_2 5.39%
2.5.3.13052_10 5.12%
2.5.3.13043_7 0.00%
2.5.3.13043_14 7.03%
2.5.3.13043_13 0.17%
2.5.3.13034_9 0.31%
2.5.3.13033_7 0.25%
2.5.2.13021_13 0.03%
2.5.2.13021_12 0.01%
2.5.2.13021_11 2.50%
2.5.2.13021_10 7.29%
2.5.1.12123_2 6.06%
2.5.0.12114_1 1.67%
2.5.0.12104_15 1.95%
2.5.0.12094_28 2.53%
2.5.0.12094_27 0.67%
2.3.3.12085_7 2.48%
2.3.2.12074_13 1.42%
2.3.2.12064_9 1.00%
2.3.2.12064_10 1.17%
2.3.2.12054_20 1.15%
2.3.2.12054_19 0.49%
2.3.2.12054_18 0.34%
2.3.1.12044_18 0.58%
2.3.0.12035_16 1.34%
2.2.0.12014_18 1.60%
2.1.1.11124_17 0.97%
2.1.0.11112_41 0.74%
2.1.0.11095_25 0.00%
2.1.0.11095_121 0.54%
74 versions

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Samsung Kies

What is Samsung Kies?  (from Samsung Electronics)

Simplify, sync and keep life up to date with Kies. Manage music, movies and photos. Backup precious contacts and calendars. Or download apps and podcasts and automatically upgrade device firmware. Kies conveniently syncs your life across all your devices. Kies makes your entire digital life more convenient. With Kies, ...  Read more

Overview

Samsung Kies is a software program developed by Samsung Electronics. The most common release is 2.5.2.13021_10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is Kies.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 24.75 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 557.18 KB (570,554 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 18% of users of Samsung Kies come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsung.com/us/kies
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{758C8301-2696-4855-AF45-534B1200980A}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 557.18 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Samsung Kies

Program executable:Kies.exe
Name:Kies
Signed by:Samsung Electronics CO.
Path:C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\Kies.exe
MD5:4835856484d87434bd15eaed93c77eb2
Samsung Kies is a software application used to communicate between Windows PCs, Samsung mobile phone and tablet devices, usually using a USB cable connection (though wireless LAN Kies connectivity is now possible using some devices). Kies...
Additional files:
  • KiesAirMessage.exe - Kies Air Message
  • KiesAirMessageCtl.dll - KiesAirMessage
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe - Kies TrayAgent (Kies TrayAgent Application)
  • Interop.DeviceSearchLib.dll
  • KiesSilentUpdateAgent.exe
  • AMG.Lasso.LowLevelHelpers.dll (by All Media Guide) - LassoLowLevelHelpers.dll (Low Level Native Code Helpers for AMG's Lasso.NET SDK)
  • KiesDriverInstaller.exe - Kies.DriverInstaller
  • DummyStorePlugin.dll - DummyStorePlugin
  • AMG.Lasso.dll (by All Media Guide,) - Lasso.NET (AMG Lasso.NET SDK)
  • Kies.exe - Kies
  • DriverChecker.exe
  • KiesAgent.exe
  • lame.exe
  • lame_enc.dll
  • MMSCore.dll
  • oggenc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Kies.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'KiesCDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Samsung.KiesCD' and the action verb 'Play.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • Kies.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EE21090F-37FD-4516-A2FB-1613EAF5686A}' (runs on registration).
  • KiesAgent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{67EAC548-1C75-4C5F-8ECB-426E8F9862DB}' (runs on registration).
  • KiesAirMessage.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A38960E9-75F4-4FA5-BBA8-346F0A2E6FF6}' (runs on registration).
  • KiesDriverInstaller.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FFD165C3-BCFE-4E13-B306-A6E6D1BF66CA}' (runs on registration).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5E5F9118-8B8B-44FA-B07A-DB73270A8B2D}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KiesTrayAgent_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • Kies.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KiesPreload_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2536997280-3940484900-1480600782-1001.
  • KiesAirMessage.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KiesAirMessage.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Kies.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'KiesHelper' and executes as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\KiesHelper.exe /s.
  • 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.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • Kies.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KiesPreload' which loads as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\Kies.exe /preload.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Kies.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\Kies.exe'.
  • KiesAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\KiesAgent.exe'.
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe'.
  • KiesDriverInstaller.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\KiesDriverInstaller.exe'.
Network connections
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 174.35.52.135 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 61.19.4.3 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 93.188.128.47 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 174.35.7.25 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 93.188.128.45 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 93.188.135.39 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 119.31.253.202 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 61.19.4.9 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 174.35.6.9 (port 80).
  • KiesTrayAgent.exe connects to 175.41.12.107 (port 80).
  • Plus 2 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Kies.exe
Memory:24.75 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006512300%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00027362%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00037761%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:781,817
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:31
70 average
I/O reads/min:18 Bytes
435.61 KB average
KiesAirMessage.exe
Memory:12.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0008087835%
Kernel CPU:0.00035081%
User CPU:0.00045797%
CPU cycles/sec:79,015
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
I/O writes/min:120 Bytes
KiesTrayAgent.exe
Memory:7.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0000145661%
Kernel CPU:0.00001359%
User CPU:0.00000098%
CPU cycles/sec:37,460
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Samsung Kies?

Quickly and completely remove Samsung 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 Samsung 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 Samsung 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 Samsung Kies.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#99

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.08%
Windows 8 26.19%
Windows XP 6.02%
Windows Vista 4.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.44%
Windows 7 Professional 11.31%
Windows 8.1 8.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.98%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.93%
  Germany 14.95%
  Italy 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.12%
  France 5.08%
  Brazil 3.45%
  Netherlands 2.90%
  Canada 2.87%
  Australia 2.57%
  India 2.45%
  Spain 2.37%
  Israel 1.83%
  Sweden 1.66%
  Belgium 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.18%
Acer 17.49%
Dell 17.14%
Samsung 12.30%
ASUS 10.47%
GIGABYTE 7.43%
Toshiba 6.22%
Lenovo 2.86%
Intel 1.69%
Medion 1.25%
American Megatrends 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.70%
ASUS All Series 2.46%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 2.37%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.31%

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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