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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,109
United States Rank #8,997
Reach 0.0417%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.56 days
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Average installed length: 659.63 days


VersionDistribution 0.37% 99.63%

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012

What is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus delivers core protection from the latest viruses and malware. It works behind-the-scenes with intelligent scanning and small, frequent updates, while proactively protecting you from known and emerging threats. Features: Harnesses the power of the cloud and your PC with Hybrid Protection. Detects an...  Read more


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is avp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 68.4 MB of memory. The software installer includes 56 files and is usually about 819.39 KB (839,058 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 43% of users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com/downloads/productupdates/endpoint-security-windows
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-ZA&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{45E557D6-2271-4F13-8101-C620B4285AB0} REMOVEALLDATA=No SAVESETTINGS=""
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 819.39 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012

Program executable:avp.exe
Name:Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012\avp.exe
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Kaspersky Anti-Virus is an antivirus program developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is designed to protect users from malware and is primarily designed for computers running Microsoft Windows. Kaspersky Anti-Virus features...
Additional files:
  • abhelper.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Kaspersky Anti-Banner helper component)
  • acassembler.dll - Application Control Assembler
  • am_facade.dll - Antimalware Facade
  • anti_phishing_http_filter.dll - Anti-phishing http filter
  • asppp.dll - Proxy DLL for AntiSpam plugins
  • avpinit.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpmain.dll
  • avzkrnl.dll - AVZ Kernel
  • cbi.dll - KAV CBI DLL
  • cf_response_provider.dll - Content filtering notification provider
  • 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
  • format_recognizer.dll - Format Recognizer library
  • fssync.dll
  • ftpprtc.dll - FTP Protocoller
  • gadget.dll - Kaspersky COM gadget
  • getsi.dll - System Information
  • http_protocoller_pipeline.dll - HTTP Analysis Pipeline Component
  • 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
  • klifpp.dll - klif driver interfaces
  • kloehk.dll - Kaspersky OE plugin loader
  • 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
  • prloader.dll - Prague Loader
  • prremote.dll - PR_REMOTE
  • shellex.dll - Windows Shell Extension

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus' with a class of {dd230880-495a-11d1-b064-008048ec2fc5}.
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).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • ievkbd.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'VirtualKeyboardButtonHandler Class' with a class of {4248FE82-7FCB-46AC-B270-339F08212110}.
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus-service' (AVP) "Biedt bescherming tegen virussen, gevaarlijke programma's, aanvallen van hackers, internet fraude en 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 Internet Security 2012\avp.exe".
Network connections
  • avp.exe connects to auth.marvelheroes.com ( port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to KD111111111111.ppp-bb.dion.ne.jp ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:68.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006906845%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00033989%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00035079%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.19%
Windows XP 10.23%
Windows Vista 5.48%
Windows 10 1.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.12%
Windows 7 Professional 13.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.15%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.23%
  Iran 5.48%
  Italy 4.48%
  France 4.28%
  India 2.99%
  Germany 2.69%
  DZ 2.59%
  Brazil 2.29%
  Spain 1.99%
  Malaysia 1.99%
  Mexico 1.89%
  United Kingdom 1.89%
  Australia 1.59%
  Indonesia 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.81%
Dell 17.52%
Acer 12.57%
Toshiba 11.43%
ASUS 11.05%
Samsung 4.76%
Lenovo 3.24%
Intel 2.10%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.84%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.12%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.09%
HP Pavilion m6 Notebook P... 2.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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