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Should I remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,272
United States Rank #3,455
Reach 0.1738%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.96 days
706.73 days >
Average installed length: 371.33 days


VersionDistribution 95.36% 4.64%

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013

What is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 is the backbone of your PC's security system, delivering essential, real-time protection from the latest malware. It works behind-the-scenes with intelligent scanning and small, frequent updates, while proactively protecting you from known and emerging Internet threats. Enjoy essential protect...  Read more


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 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. 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 programs's main executable is avp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 149.1 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 70 files and is usually about 2.03 MB (2,133,008 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 45% of users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com/internet-security
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-US&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{560985FB-4B76-4121-9189-7A2CDC7886D6} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013

Program executable:avp.exe
Name:Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013\avp.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
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)
  • ac_facade.dll - Application Control Product Facade
  • ac_meta.dll - Application Control Meta Information
  • acassembler.dll - Application Control Assembler
  • am_facade.dll - Antimalware Facade
  • am_meta.dll - Antimalware Meta Info Provider
  • anti_banner.dll - Anti-banner component
  • anti_banner_facade.dll - Kaspersky AntiBanner Facade
  • anti_banner_firefox_registrar.dll - Kaspersky AntiBanner Registrar
  • anti_phishing_http_filter.dll - Anti-phishing http filter
  • app_core_legacy.dll - Application Infrastructure Legacy PDK
  • app_core_meta.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK Meta-information
  • attestation_task.dll - Boot Attestation Task
  • avpinit.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpmain.dll
  • avpservice.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service library
  • avzkrnl.dll - AVZ Kernel
  • cbi.dll - KAV CBI DLL
  • cf_anti_malware.dll - Content filtering anti-malware component
  • cf_anti_malware_facade.dll - Content filtering anti malware component
  • cf_anti_malware_http_filter.dll - Anti malware http pipeline filter component
  • cf_facade.dll - Content filtering facade component
  • cf_http_transformer.dll - Content filtering http transformer
  • cf_mgmt_facade.dll - Content filtering facade management component
  • cf_response_provider.dll - Content filtering notification provider
  • ckahcomm.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Communication Library
  • ckahrule.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Rules Manager
  • ckahum.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker User Mode Component
  • clldr.dll - CLLDR
  • content_blocker_firefox_registrar.dll - Content Blocker Firefox Extension Registrar
  • content_filtering_meta.dll - Kaspersky content filtering pdk meta
  • cryptostaticprovider.dll - CryptoProvider library
  • deterministic_anti_phishing.dll - Deterministic anti-phishing component
  • diffs.dll - DIFFS
  • dns_client.dll - DNS Resolver library
  • 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
  • excludemanager.dll - file and activity exclude manager
  • ffcert.exe - Firefox Certificate Installator
  • ffvkreg.dll - Firefox Vkbd registrar
  • file_transfer_control.dll - File Transfer Control Component
  • filecategorizer.dll - File Categorizer
  • filesystem_services.dll - Filesystem services library
  • format_recognizer.dll - Format Recognizer library
  • fssync.dll
  • ichecker.dll - ichecker and iswift tech
  • icqprtc.dll - ICQ Protocoller
  • instrumental_meta.dll - Instrumental Meta Library
  • ircprtc.dll - IRC Protocoller
  • jbrprtc.dll - Jabber Protocoller
  • key_value_storage.dll - Key-Value Storage Library
  • klifpp.dll - klif driver interfaces
  • klifpp_meta.dll - klifpp meta info
  • ksn_client.dll - KSN client service
  • ksnhelper.dll - KSN_Helper Library
  • prloader.dll - instrumental/legacy Loader
  • prremote.dll - PR_REMOTE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio Kaspersky Anti-Virus' (AVP) "Protegge il computer da virus, software pericolosi, attacchi provenienti dalla rete, frodi via Internet e 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 2013\avp.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2013\avp.exe'.
Network connections
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to edge-star-shv-04-iad1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to ec2-107-20-174-188.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to ec2-107-21-55-181.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to h5-152-211-3.host.redstation.co.uk ( port 80).
  • Plus 3 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:149.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013907131%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00069929%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00069143%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,578,533
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.72 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.28 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 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 2013, 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 2013.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Server 2003 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 74.45%
Windows 10 14.45%
Windows XP 6.51%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.77%
Windows 7 Professional 11.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.36%
Windows 8 Pro 3.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.38%
  Italy 4.69%
  France 3.98%
  India 3.58%
  Germany 3.28%
  Brazil 2.86%
  Canada 2.77%
  Spain 2.12%
  Iran 1.88%
  United Kingdom 1.63%
  Mexico 1.58%
  Poland 1.16%
  Turkey 1.11%
  MA 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.75%
Dell 19.15%
Acer 15.89%
ASUS 13.37%
Toshiba 10.21%
Samsung 4.38%
Lenovo 2.61%
Intel 1.82%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.64%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.59%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.05%

About Kaspersky Lab

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

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