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Should I remove Blue Coat K9 Web Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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3.2.44 33.33%
3.2.36 66.67%

Blue Coat K9 Web Protection

What is Blue Coat K9 Web Protection?  (from Blue Coat Systems)

K9 Web Protection is easy-to-use Parental Control and Internet filtering software that helps parents protect their children online. K9 Web Protection has the ability to block adult, porn and other offensive content, prevent spyware infections, and monitor visited sites on any Internet access connection (AOL, MSN, Yahoo...  Read more


Blue Coat K9 Web Protection is a program developed by Blue Coat Systems. The most used version is 3.2.36, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is k9filter.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 9.93 MB (10,410,301 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 50% of users of Blue Coat K9 Web Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bluecoat.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\blue coat k9 web protection
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Blue Coat K9 Web Protection\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 9.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Blue Coat K9 Web Protection

Program executable:k9filter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\blue coat k9 web protection\k9filter.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • k9filter.exe runs as a service named 'Blue Coat K9 Web Protection' (WebFilter) "Provides Internet filtering services for your PC.".

How do I remove Blue Coat K9 Web Protection?

You can uninstall Blue Coat K9 Web Protection 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 Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection, 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 Blue Coat K9 Web Protection.

Win XP 50%
Win 10 17%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 7 16.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  France 50.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Common models
VIA K7VT4APro 20.00%
Packard Bell Easynote ME6... 20.00%
HP-Pavilion VC896AA-ABF s... 20.00%
Dell Latitude D820 20.00%
ASUSTeK K52JT 20.00%


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