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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,653
United States Rank #2,429
Reach 0.4101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.56 days
252.54 days >
Average installed length: 132.69 days


VersionDistribution 0.14% 3.20% 9.60% 5.33% 14.61% 4.31% 7.35% 7.77% 13.49% 0.01% 34.19%

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus

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

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the backbone of your PC’s antivirus security system, working behind-the-scenes to deliver the fastest and most trusted computer virus and spyware protection in the world. The backbone of your PC’s antivirus security system, it works behind-the-scenes with intelligent scanning and small, frequent...  Read more


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 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. 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. The main program executable is avpui.exe. The software installer includes 114 files and is usually about 2.36 MB (2,479,328 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 33% of users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.co.uk/kaspersky_anti-virus
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-US&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 14.0.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6F6873E3-5C92-4049-B511-231A138DD090} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Program executable:avpui.exe
Name:Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 14.0.0\avpui.exe
Additional files:
  • app_core_legacy.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK (Application Infrastructure Legacy PDK)
  • app_core_meta.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK Meta-information
  • 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
  • anti_banner_facade.dll - Kaspersky AntiBanner Facade
  • anti_banner_firefox_registrar.dll - Kaspersky AntiBanner Registrar
  • application_categorizer.dll - Application Control Application Categorizer
  • application_investigator.dll - Application Control Application Investigator
  • avp.exe
  • avpinit.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpmain.dll
  • avpservice.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service library
  • avzkrnl.dll - AVZ Kernel
  • browser_integration.dll - Browser Integration
  • cbi.dll - KAV CBI DLL
  • cf_anti_malware_facade.dll - Content filtering anti malware component
  • cf_facade.dll - Content filtering facade component
  • 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
  • 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
  • am_facade.dll - Antimalware PDK (Antimalware Facade)
  • am_meta.dll - Antimalware Meta Info Provider
  • attestation_task.dll - Boot Attestation Task
  • avs_eka.dll - Antivirus Service
  • excludemanager.dll - file and activity exclude manager
  • crypto_provider_full.dll - KSN PDK (CryptoProvider library)
  • prloader.dll - instrumental/legacy Loader
  • prremote.dll - PR_REMOTE
  • shellex.dll - Shell Extension
  • dblite.dll - dblite

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • avpui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7131207B-AF93-46F6-A426-2053691389B1}' (runs on registration).
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'AVP' (AVP).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • avpui.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus' and executes as C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 14.0.0\avpui.exe.
  • avp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus' and executes as C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 14.0.0\avp.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • avpui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'avpui' which loads as C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 14.0.0\avpui.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 14.0.0\avp.exe'.
Network connections
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to snt-re4-8c.sjc.dropbox.com ( port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 443).
  • avp.exe connects to bn1-2cd.wns.windows.com ( port 443).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:317.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0065419467%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00411691%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00242504%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:63,078,823
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:9.89 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:521.29 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:71.34 MB
Total CPU:0.0014805831%
Kernel CPU:0.00065803%
User CPU:0.00082255%
CPU cycles/sec:598,154
I/O reads/min:473 Bytes

How do I remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus 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, 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.

Win 10 47%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.67%
Windows 10 46.74%
Windows XP 3.00%
Windows Vista 2.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.34%
Windows 10 Home 14.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.16%
Windows 7 Professional 10.93%
Windows 8.1 10.87%
Windows 10 Pro 6.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.32%
  Italy 10.73%
  France 8.54%
  Germany 7.44%
  India 4.41%
  Canada 3.44%
  Brazil 2.81%
  Spain 2.69%
  United Kingdom 1.85%
  Mexico 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.25%
  United Arab Emirates 1.15%
  Saudi Arabia 1.14%
  Belgium 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.00%
Acer 17.77%
Dell 17.57%
ASUS 13.81%
Lenovo 6.84%
Toshiba 6.38%
Samsung 3.76%
Intel 1.38%
Medion 0.74%
MSI 0.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.21%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.15%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.97%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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