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Should I remove KDrive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,605
Reach 0.0139%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.51 days
487.18 days >
Average installed length: 255.97 days


VersionDistribution 2.20% 1.10% 0.73% 28.21% 3.30% 15.38% 11.36% 16.12% 6.96% 8.42% 0.37% 0.37% 5.49%



KDrive is a software program developed by Kingsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named klive.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 17.22 MB (18,055,263 bytes). The installed file KLiveUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 93% of users of KDrive come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Vietnam.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kingsoft.jp
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\kingsoft\klive\bin
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Kingsoft\klive\bin\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 17.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KDrive

Program executable:klive.exe
KliveShell Module
Additional files:
  • KLiveUpdate.exe - KLiveUpdate Application (XLiveUpd Application)
  • uninst.exe - $(KliveProductName) (Kingsoft Install Application)
  • KDrivePost.exe - KDrive Post
  • klive.dll - KDrive (Klive Module)
  • kliveshellext.dll - KliveShellExt Module
  • kliveshellext64.dll
  • xlivetool.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • kliveshellext64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'KLive_ContextMenuExt' with a class of {680CF4BD-3E40-4DC0-B91D-243DF54DE733}.
  • kliveshellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'KLive_ContextMenuExt' with a class of {680CF4BD-3E40-4DC0-B91D-243DF54DE733}.
Scheduled Task
  • klive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{96042501-B867-45BB-993E-AE1681234A20}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • klive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'klive' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Kingsoft\klive\bin\klive.exe" -AutoRun.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • klive.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Kingsoft\klive\bin\klive.exe'.

How do I remove KDrive?

You can uninstall KDrive 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 KDrive, 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 KDrive.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.64%
Windows 10 24.54%
Windows XP 9.52%
Windows Vista 3.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.41%
Windows 7 Professional 17.10%
Windows 8.1 8.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.92%
Windows 8 7.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.08% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 93.08%
  United States 5.00%
  Vietnam 0.38%
  Korea 0.38%
  Russia 0.38%
  Czech Republic 0.38%
  Peru 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 27.63%
Dell 22.37%
Acer 11.18%
NEC 10.53%
Hewlett-Packard 7.24%
Lenovo 6.58%
Toshiba 6.58%
Gateway 2.63%
Sony 1.32%
American Megatrends 0.66%
Common models
ASUSTeK X550CA 4.20%
KOUZIRO Co., Ltd. FRONTIE... 2.80%
ASUSTeK X202E 2.80%
MouseComputer Co.,Ltd. Z7... 2.10%

About (from Kingsoft Corp.)

Kingsoft Office is a software development company headquartered in Hong Kong, which focus on office software containing the three essential office applications: Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheets.
Publisher URL: www.kingsoftstore.com


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