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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,358
United States Rank #43,849
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2.0 10.42% 31.25% 58.33%

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Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business


Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business is a software program developed by Kaspersky Lab. The most common release is, 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 setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 31.73 MB (33,269,385 bytes). The installed file updater_facade.dll 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 35% of users of Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business 1.1\
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\msiexec.exe /x{0F30C04E-E20E-4A5D-95AE-BF041D6CF673} /qf
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 31.73 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business

  • anti_ransom.exe (by AO Kaspersky Lab) - Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business
  • anti_ransom_gui.exe (by AO Kaspersky Lab)
  • anti_ransom_meta.dll
  • localization_manager.dll
  • app_core.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK
  • dump_writer_agent.exe
  • fssync.dll - System Interceptors PDK
  • system_interceptors.dll
  • system_interceptors_meta.dll
  • traffic_processing.dll - Traffic Processing PDK
  • traffic_processing_external.dll - Traffic Processing External Protocollers DLL
  • ac_facade.dll - Application Control (Application Control Product Facade)
  • ac_meta.dll - Application Control Meta Information
  • acassembler.dll - Application Control Assembler
  • application_categorizer.dll - Application Control Application Categorizer
  • crypto_ssl.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • FileCategorizer.dll - File Categorizer
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • processmonitor.dll - Process Monitor
  • sax_xml_parser.dll - SAX XML Parser
  • self_defence.dll - Application Control Self Defence
  • ssleay32.dll
  • dns_client.dll - Instrumental PDK (DNS Resolver library)
  • instrumental_services.dll - Instrumental services
  • prcore.dll - Prague Core
  • prremote.dll - PR_REMOTE
  • am_facade.dll - Antimalware PDK
  • avs_eka.dll
  • threats_disinfection.dll
  • ekasyswatch.dll - System Watcher (System Watcher EKA Task)
  • sw_meta.dll - System Watcher Meta Information
  • swpragueplugin.dll - System Watcher PRAGUE proxy
  • storage.dll - Updater PDK (Storage library)
  • updater_facade.dll - Updater library
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • ksn_facade.dll - KSN PDK (Facade for KSN PDK)
  • transport_provider.dll - Network transport service
  • dblite.dll (by Hipp, Wyrick & Company) - dblite

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • anti_ransom.exe runs as a service named 'Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business 1.1' (AntiRansom) "Protects your PC against ransomware.".

How do I remove Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business 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 Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business, 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 Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business.

Win 10 85%
Win 7 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 85.42%
Windows 7 14.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 45.83%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.17%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.09%
  Italy 12.28%
  Netherlands 10.53%
  France 7.02%
  Germany 5.26%
  Spain 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Australia 3.51%
  Belgium 3.51%
  Hong Kong 3.51%
  Singapore 3.51%
  South Africa 3.51%
  United Arab Emirates 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.39%
Dell 15.15%
ASUS 12.12%
Medion 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Lenovo 6.06%
Toshiba 3.03%
Samsung 3.03%
Common models
HP Z220 CMT Workstation 5.00%
MSI MS-7977 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.50%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 2.50%
Packard Bell ixtreme M574... 2.50%

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky is a developer of secure content and threat management systems.
Publisher URL: www.kaspersky.com


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