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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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VersionDistribution 96.08% 3.92%

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What is 4oD?

4oD is a video on demand service from Channel Four Television Corporation. 4oD stands for "4 on Demand". The service offers a variety of programmes recently shown on Channel 4, E4, More4 or from their archives. The cable and IPTV versions are operated through an appropriate set-top box whilst the internet variant can be accessed via websites such as Channel4.com. However some programmes and movies are not available due to rights issues. 4oD is the main source of on demand programmes from Channel 4, E4 and More4, the catch up service currently lasts 30 days and the archive has thousands of hours of programming.


The most common release is, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named KService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 8.4 MB (8,812,467 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.channel4.com/4oD/contactus
Help link: help.channel4.com/4od
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kontiki\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I {8B7443F5-E141-42A0-AB61-ED2331AAD606}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 4oD

Program executable:KService.exe
Name:Delivery Manager
Delivery Manager Service
Signed by:Kontiki
Path:C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
Additional files:
  • KService.exe (by Kontiki) - Delivery Manager (Delivery Manager Service)
  • KHost.exe (by Kontiki) - Delivery Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • KService.exe runs as a service named 'KService' (KService) "Delivery Manager Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • KHost.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'kdx' and executes as C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe -all.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • KHost.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '4oD' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe" -all.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • KService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe'.

How do I remove 4oD?

You can uninstall 4oD 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 4oD, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 4oD.

Win Vista (SP2) 52%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 62.00%
Windows XP 26.00%
Windows 7 12.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 56.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.00%
Windows 7 Professional 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 80.00%
  United States 12.73%
  Greece 1.82%
  BD 1.82%
  Ireland 1.82%
  Malaysia 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Toshiba 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 17.78%
Acer 8.89%
Sahara 6.67%
Packard Bell 4.44%
Sony 2.22%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Medion 2.22%
Gateway 2.22%
Common models
Compaq-Presario KE476AA-A... 4.44%
TOSHIBA Equium L40 4.44%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.44%
Dell Dell XPS420 4.44%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.22%


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