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Should I remove BBC iPlayer Download Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
17% remove it83% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,467
Reach 0.0095%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.07 days
562.69 days >
Average installed length: 295.65 days


1.7.2449 92.02%
1.6.2407 6.38%
1.4.2366 1.60%

BBC iPlayer Download Manager


BBC iPlayer Download Manager is a program developed by BBC Multimedia. The most used version is 1.7.2449, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is KHost.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 7.41 MB (7,771,662 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 81% of users of BBC iPlayer Download Manager come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kontiki\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I {D466F3D9-510C-4729-B7D4-2E70490E4CDF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BBC iPlayer Download Manager

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

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 BBC iPlayer Download Manager?

You can uninstall BBC iPlayer Download Manager 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 BBC iPlayer Download Manager, 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 BBC iPlayer Download Manager.

Win Vista (SP2) 45%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 17%
Keep it 83%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 47.87%
Windows XP 20.21%
Windows 10 17.02%
Windows 7 14.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.46%
Windows 8 12.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.73%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.32%
Windows Vista Business 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.46% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 81.46%
  United States 12.92%
  Australia 1.69%
  France 1.12%
  Norway 0.56%
  Spain 0.56%
  Germany 0.56%
  Turkey 0.56%
  Malaysia 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 31.15%
Dell 24.59%
Hewlett-Packard 12.30%
Toshiba 8.20%
American Megatrends 4.92%
Intel 4.10%
Medion 3.28%
Packard Bell 2.46%
Sahara 1.64%
Gateway 0.82%
Alienware 0.82%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-531 17.56%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.82%
Dell MM061 2.29%
MEDIONPC MS-7358 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 1720 2.29%
TOSHIBA Equium L40 2.29%


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