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5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 22.22% 22.22% 11.11%
7.5.0 11.11%
7.0.0 11.11%
6.5.2 11.11%
3.6.1 11.11%

AccessData Password Recovery Toolkit


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 91 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 8. While about 84% 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)
  • 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
  • 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 "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (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) 67%
Win 8 33%
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 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.21%
  Germany 10.53%
  France 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 57.14%
Toshiba 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-772 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 12.50%
Dell XPS 8500 12.50%
Dell Latitude E6420 12.50%
Dell Vostro 230 12.50%
Dell Precision M4600 12.50%


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