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27% remove it73% keep it
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AVG LiveKive

What is AVG LiveKive?  (from AVG Technologies)

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AVG LiveKive is a software program developed by AVG Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 21.3 MB (22,339,848 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 72% of users of AVG LiveKive come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avg.com/us-en/avg-livekive
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avg livekive
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG LiveKive\AVG LiveKiveUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 21.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG LiveKive

  • AVG LiveKiveUninstall.exe - AVG LiveKive
  • avglivekive.exe (by AVG)
  • w9xpopen.exe
  • windows_dir_watcher.exe
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AVGLiveKive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A9FC0AC7-9FAE-4E7D-98D0-AF054D00B380}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • avglivekive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AVG LiveKive' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AVG LiveKive\avglivekive.exe" --windows_startup.

How do I remove AVG LiveKive?

You can uninstall AVG LiveKive 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 AVG LiveKive, 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 AVG LiveKive.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.38%
Windows Vista 14.10%
Windows XP 10.26%
Windows 10 10.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.38%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Canada 5.71%
  Belgium 1.90%
  DK 1.90%
  Brazil 0.95%
  Sweden 0.95%
  Venezuela 0.95%
  Japan 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.29%
Acer 20.34%
Dell 18.64%
American Megatrends 6.78%
Lenovo 5.08%
Samsung 3.39%
Intel 3.39%
Compaq 1.69%
Alienware 1.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.03%
Gateway NE56R 3.03%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.03%
Samsung QX310/QX410/QX510... 3.03%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.03%

About AVG Technologies

AVG Technologies is a global leader in security software, protecting more than 110 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries.
Publisher URL: www.avg.com


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