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Should I remove Dell KACE Agent?

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 #16,349
United States Rank #9,531
Reach 0.0161%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 89.33 days
288.35 days >
Average installed length: 151.51 days


6.2.1020 0.32%
5.5.30275 30.67%
5.5.25198 12.78%
5.4.10622 31.63%
5.4.5315 8.31%
5.3.53177 12.14%
5.3.47657 2.24%
5.3.47173 0.32%
5.3.44367 1.28%
5.3.41800 0.32%

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Dell KACE Agent

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What is Dell KACE Agent?

Unifies and automates non-computer and computer asset management processes from deployment to retirement, to facilitate such tasks as software and regulatory compliance.

About  (from Dell)

Dell KACE™ Appliances make efficient computer and server management a reality by using a low-cost appliance-based alternative to costly and complex management software. The appliances preintegrate and preconfigure the functionality needed to solve your server systems management challenges — from initial OS deployment t...  Read more


The most common release is 5.4.10622, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 11.87 MB (12,447,744 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: www.kace.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dell\kace
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{55914E97-339E-4CB6-AACC-DE52DE9689D3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell KACE Agent

  • mobileappinfo.dll - eSMART Agent (MobileAppInfo DLL (Captures/Returns Mobile Apps))
  • ampagent.exe - KACE Agent (AMP Service)
  • ampkickstart.exe - AMPKickstart
  • amptools.exe - AMPTools
  • kacecredentialprovider64.dll - KACE Credential Provider
  • kcopy.exe - KCopy
  • kdeploy.exe - KDeploy
  • kinventory.exe - KInventory
  • klaunch.exe - KLaunch
  • klaunchsvc.exe - KLaunchSvc
  • kswmetersvc.exe - KSWMeterSvc
  • kuseralert.exe - KUserAlert
  • kuseralertlang_de-de.dll
  • kuseralertlang_es-es.dll
  • kuseralertlang_es-la.dll
  • kuseralertlang_fr-fr.dll
  • kuseralertlang_it-it.dll
  • kuseralertlang_ja-jp.dll
  • kuseralertlang_pt-br.dll
  • kuseralertlang_zh-cn.dll
  • kuseralertlang_zh-tw.dll
  • kusrinit64.exe - KUsrInit Application
  • kwinimpl64.dll - KWinImpl Dynamic Link Library
  • plugindesktopalerts.dll - Desktop Alerts
  • pluginrunprocess.dll - Run Process
  • pluginweb.dll - Web
  • runkbot.exe - runkbot
  • inventory.exe (by Dell Inc) - Inventory (Inventory Application for x64 Platform)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • kswmetersvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell KACE Software Meter' (Dell KACE Software Meter) "Manages the Dell KACE Software Meter application".
  • ampagent.exe runs as a service named 'Dell KACE Agent' (AMPAgent) "Manages connections between agent and server.".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • kinventory.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dell\KACE\KInventory.exC: Inventory'.
  • ampagent.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Dell\KACE\AMPAgent.exC: Agent'.

How do I remove Dell KACE Agent?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 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 84.08%
Windows XP 9.24%
Windows 10 6.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 47.42%
Windows 7 Enterprise 31.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.58%
Windows 8 Pro 1.61%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.12%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  Australia 2.53%
  Canada 2.32%
  India 1.69%
  Germany 1.27%
  Malaysia 0.84%
  Italy 0.63%
  Belgium 0.42%
  France 0.42%
  Netherlands 0.42%
  Russia 0.42%
  Poland 0.42%
  DZ 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 78.62%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
Lenovo 5.17%
ASUS 2.41%
Intel 1.03%
Acer 1.03%
Toshiba 1.03%
Sony 0.34%
Apple 0.34%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 7.58%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 4.92%
Dell OptiPlex 990 4.55%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.79%
Dell Latitude E6410 3.79%
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.79%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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