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Should I remove BitKinex?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,791
United States Rank #15,637
Reach 0.0193%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.54 days
295.87 days >
Average installed length: 155.46 days


3.2.3 97.42%
3.1.1 1.85%
2.9 0.74%


What is BitKinex?  (from Barad-Dur,)

BitKinex integrates the functionality of an innovative FTP client, SFTP client and WebDAV client for Windows. In addition to features found in other popular FTP programs (like support for the SSL/SSH, multipart and multithreaded transfers, remote edit or FXP) BitKinex introduces several unique approaches and solutions....  Read more


BitKinex is a software program developed by Barad-Dur,. The most common release is 3.2.3, 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 13.52 MB (14,171,617 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 38% of users of BitKinex come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitkinex.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BitKinex\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A7CE3C9E-78B4-4855-8D24-5CDF498E31F9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BitKinex

  • rubitkinexie.dll - bitkinexie Module (BitKinex Internet browser extensions)
  • rubitkinexwe.dll - bitkinexwe Module (BitKinex Windows Explorer extensions)
  • bdstd.dll - bdstd Module (Barad-Dur core library)
  • rubdstd.dll
  • bitkinex.exe - BitKinex (BitKinex FTP Client)
  • bkxcore.dll - BitKinex core library
  • bitkinexsvc.exe - bitkinexsvc Application (BitKinex service)
  • bitkinexrc.exe - bitkinexrc Application (BitKinex remote console)
  • preuninst.exe - preuninst Application (BitKinex uninstall helper)
  • postinst.exe - postinst Application (BitKinex install helper)
  • 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/)
  • putty.exe (by Simon Tatham) - PuTTY suite (SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • libtidy.dll
  • openssl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • rubitkinexwe.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BitKinex' with a class of {6567D0AE-32DF-11D7-BC71-00408103CEAF}.
Scheduled Task
  • putty.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90C9029C-6553-4638-89E5-8E08677438F4}' (runs on registration).
  • bitkinexsvc.exe runs as a service named 'BitKinex File Transfer Service' (BitKinex).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • bitkinex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BitKinex\bitkinex.exe'.
Network connections
  • putty.exe connects to rflash1.polkismp3.ru ( port 22).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000614437%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005140%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001004%
0.015104% average

How do I remove BitKinex?

Quickly and completely remove BitKinex from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BitKinex 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 BitKinex, 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 BitKinex.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.79%
Windows 8 25.83%
Windows XP 5.54%
Windows Vista 1.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.28%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.49%
  Germany 11.18%
  France 9.54%
  United Kingdom 3.62%
  Netherlands 3.29%
  Australia 2.96%
  Switzerland 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%
  Italy 2.30%
  Sweden 1.64%
  India 1.64%
  Spain 1.64%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Israel 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.92%
Hewlett-Packard 19.08%
Acer 13.16%
ASUS 11.84%
Intel 4.61%
Medion 2.63%
Samsung 2.63%
Alienware 1.97%
MSI 1.32%
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