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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 9.09% 18.18% 27.27% 9.09%
7.5.0 9.09%
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6.5.2 9.09%
3.6.1 9.09%

AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit

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AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit 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 primary executable is named prtk.exe. The setup package generally installs about 105 files and is usually about 610.56 KB (625,217 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 83% of users of AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AccessData.com
Help link: support.accessdata.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AccessData\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{80D81122-2501-48B9-808D-CFDF33FDCF67}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 610.56 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit

Program executable:prtk.exe
Name:AccessData® Password Recovery Toolkitk®
AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit
Path:C:\Program Files\accessdata\prtk 6\prtk.exe
Additional files:
  • adfs_globals.dll - adfs_globals Dynamic Link Library
  • adshattrdefs.dll - adshattrdefs Dynamic Link Library
  • adtz_globals.dll - adtz_globals Dynamic Link Library
  • ad_globals.dll - ad_globals Dynamic Link Library
  • ad_log.dll - ad_log Dynamic Link Library
  • da7zip.dll - da7zip Dynamic Link Library
  • LMS-FS.dll - LMS-FS Dynamic Link Library
  • ADIsoDLL.dll - ADIsoDLL IsoBuster Wrapper
  • LMS.dll - LMS Dynamic Link Library
  • FTK Imager.exe - AccessData® FTK® Imager (FTK Imager)
  • ADG.ThreatFeed.Client.dll - ThreatFeedClient
  • KFFMigrationTool.exe - KFFMigrationTool
  • kff.dll - KFF management
  • adencrypt.dll - ADEncrypt DLL
  • adencrypt_gui.exe - ADEncrypt EXE
  • fipscomm.dll - FIPS module (AccessData FIPS)
  • kff_service.exe - KFF Service
  • KFF_Config.exe - KFF_Config
  • ADG.KFFClient.dll - KFFClient
  • kff_odbc.dll - KFF ODBC
  • adefs.dll - adefs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit?

Quickly and completely remove AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit 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 AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit, 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 AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 10 27%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 10 27.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.36%
Windows 10 Pro 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Germany 8.33%
  France 4.17%
  Norway 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 57.14%
Acer 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
Common models
ASUS All Series 22.22%
Dell Vostro 230 11.11%
Dell Precision M4600 11.11%
LENOVO 62715JU 11.11%
Acer Aspire V3-772 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 11.11%


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