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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,403
United States Rank #8,373
Reach 0.0227%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.11 days
740.77 days >
Average installed length: 389.22 days


VersionDistribution 59.82% 34.38% 5.80%

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011

What is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal. Reliable control over all virus-unsafe sources. Protects against unknown viruses. Permanent e-mail anti-virus filtration. Protects stored data. Supports archived and compressed files. Quarantines infected files.


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 is a program developed by Kaspersky Lab. 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is avp.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 2.87 MB (3,010,392 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 73% of users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com/downloads/productupdates/endpoint-security-windows
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-US-xasus&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{66F1F013-008F-4875-B283-5A814B820347}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011

Program executable:avp.exe
Name:Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011\avp.exe
Additional files:
  • abhelper.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Kaspersky Anti-Banner helper component)
  • AntiPhishing.dll - AntiPhishing Component
  • asppp.dll - Proxy DLL for AntiSpam plugins
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • cbi.dll - AVP2011 CBI DLL
  • ckahcomm.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Communication Library
  • ckahrule.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Rules Manager
  • ckahstat.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Statistic Componet
  • ckahum.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker User Mode Component
  • clldr.dll - CLLDR
  • CryptoStaticProvider.dll - CryptoProvider library
  • diffs.dll - DIFFS
  • dtp_lib.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus GUI Logic
  • dumpwriter.dll - Kaspersky Dump Writer DLL
  • eka_meta.dll - EKA_META
  • ekasyswatch.dll - EKA task for System Watcher2
  • esmgr.dll - ESMgr
  • excludemanager.dll - file and activity exclude manager
  • FFRegistrarAb.dll - AntiBanner component
  • ffvkreg.dll - Firefox Vkbd registrar
  • fssync.dll
  • FTPprtc.dll - FTP Protocoller
  • gadget.dll - Kaspersky COM gadget
  • GetSI.dll - System Information
  • ichecker.dll - ichecker and iswift tech
  • ICQprtc.dll - ICQ Protocoller
  • ievkbd.dll - IE Virtual Keyboard
  • IRCprtc.dll - IRC Protocoller
  • JBRprtc.dll - Jabber Protocoller
  • kldw.exe - Kaspersky Dump Writer
  • kas_cpconvert.dll - KAS-Engine (Convert dynamic library)
  • kas_engine.dll - KAS-Engine dynamic library
  • kas_filtration.dll - Content Filtration dynamic library
  • kas_gsg.dll - GSG dynamic library
  • kas_loader.dll - KAS-Engine loader
  • kas_product.dll - KASEngine EKA library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ievkbd.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IEVkbdBHO Class' with the class of {59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C} (IEVkbdBHO).
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service' (AVP) "Provides computer protection against viruses, dangerous software, network attacks, internet fraud and spam.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • avp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVP' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011\avp.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011\avp.exe'.

How do I remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 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-Virus 2011, 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-Virus 2011.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.49%
Windows Vista 6.70%
Windows XP 5.58%
Windows 10 2.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.41%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.91%
Windows 10 Home 2.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.99%
  Iran 2.28%
  MA 1.67%
  DZ 1.52%
  Egypt 1.52%
  United Kingdom 1.52%
  Italy 1.06%
  France 0.91%
  Brazil 0.76%
  India 0.76%
  Canada 0.76%
  Australia 0.61%
  IQ 0.61%
  Indonesia 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.46%
Toshiba 19.69%
Dell 19.38%
Acer 9.54%
ASUS 6.77%
Lenovo 4.31%
Samsung 3.08%
American Megatrends 0.92%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.89%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.00%
ASUSTeK K52F 3.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 3.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.67%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.67%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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