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Should I remove K9-AntiMalware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,974
United States Rank #43,157
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.38 days
75.36 days >
Average installed length: 39.59 days


VersionDistribution 83.78% 16.22%



K9-AntiMalware is a program developed by k9tools.com. The most used version is, 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. 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 main program executable is k9am.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 26.46 MB (27,746,052 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 43% of users of K9-AntiMalware come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and BD.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.k9tools.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\K9-AntiMalware\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\K9-AntiMalware\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by K9-AntiMalware

Program executable:k9am.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\k9-antimalware\k9am.exe
Additional files:
  • AppManager.exe - K9AntiMalware (K9-AntiMalware)
  • k9amUninstall.exe - b4u
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AppManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'K9-AntiMalware' (runs weekly on Fridays at 20:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • k9am.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named K9-AntiMalware_startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • k9am.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'K9-AntiMalware_startup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\K9-AntiMalware\k9am.exe" autolaunch.

How do I remove K9-AntiMalware?

You can uninstall K9-AntiMalware 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 K9-AntiMalware, 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 K9-AntiMalware.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.16%
Windows 10 29.73%
Windows XP 5.41%
Windows Vista 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.54%
Windows 8.1 16.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.51%
Windows 7 Professional 5.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.41%
Windows 8.1 Connected 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.48%
  Germany 10.87%
  BD 4.35%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Brazil 2.17%
  Thailand 2.17%
  Belgium 2.17%
  Finland 2.17%
  Australia 2.17%
  MM 2.17%
  Mexico 2.17%
  GH 2.17%
  DZ 2.17%
  New Zealand 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.47%
Acer 20.59%
ASUS 11.76%
Toshiba 8.82%
Sony 8.82%
Medion 8.82%
Dell 5.88%
MSI 5.88%
Samsung 2.94%
Common models
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Sony VGN-CR220E 3.13%
Sony SVS1312J3EW 3.13%


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