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AccessData KFF Server

What is AccessData KFF Server?  (from AccessData)

AccessData KFF Server is an application that can be used to process the KFF data against the evidence. The program is designed to work with the FTK and FTK Pro apps on the same computer that runs the examiner and the AD Lab and CIRT apps on a remote computer.


AccessData KFF Server is a software program developed by AccessData. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 3.17 MB (3,322,880 bytes). The installed file kff_service_updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of AccessData KFF Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.accessdata.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\accessdata\kff
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F9E470A2-5C93-45A5-8FB9-DF88F9730BD6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AccessData KFF Server

  • ad_log.dll - ad_log Dynamic Link Library
  • kff.dll - KFF management
  • fipscomm.dll - FIPS module (AccessData FIPS)
  • kff_service.exe - KFF Service
  • kff_config.exe - KFF_Config
  • kff_odbc.dll - KFF ODBC
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • boost_date_time-vc100-mt-1_49.dll
  • boost_thread-vc100-mt-1_49.dll
  • kff_service_updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • kff_service.exe runs as a service named 'AccessData KFF Server' (ad_kff) "AccessData KFF Server".

How do I remove AccessData KFF Server?

You can uninstall AccessData KFF Server 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 AccessData KFF Server, 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 AccessData KFF Server.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Sweden 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%


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