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3% remove it97% keep it
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal


Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal is a software program developed by Kaspersky Lab. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named kav.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 9.77 MB (10,244,943 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com
Help link: www.kaspersky.com/support.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kaspersky lab\kaspersky anti-virus personal
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 9.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal

Program executable:kav.exe
Name:Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal
Kaspersky Anti-Virus GUI Part
Path:C:\Program Files\kaspersky lab\kaspersky anti-virus personal\kav.exe
Additional files:
  • avloc.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal (Kasperksy Anti-Virus localization module (English))
  • avpscrch.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Script Checker Main Module
  • avpupd.dll
  • ccclientdll.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus CC Client
  • cciface.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus CC Interface
  • checktool.dll
  • ckahcomm.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Communication Library
  • ckahum.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker User Mode Component
  • coloc.dll
  • common.dll - COMMON GUI CLASSES
  • concl.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Script Checker Conclusion Module
  • FSSync.dll
  • getsysteminfo.exe - System information retriever
  • guidlgs.dll - Kasperksy Anti-Virus GUI Part
  • guloc.dll
  • ipc.dll - IPC
  • kavmainwnd.dll
  • kavmi.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Management Interface Library
  • kavsend.exe - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mailer
  • kavsvc.exe - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service
  • klckah.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Hacker Component
  • klcp.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Container Params Library
  • klonacc.dll - KAV OnAccess Scanner component DLL
  • klondem.dll - KAV OnDemand Scanner component DLL
  • kltrace.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Trace Library
  • mailapplayer.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mail Checker Mail Application Layer
  • maloc.dll
  • MchkBL.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mail Checker Business Logic
  • mcproxy.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mail Checker Proxy
  • mcsploc.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mail Checker Localization DLL
  • pr_remote.dll - PR_REMOTE
  • prloader.dll - Prague Loader
  • rpt.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Report Library
  • scrch_ag.dll - Script Checker Component
  • shellex.dll - Kasperksy Anti-Virus Shell Extension
  • shloc.dll
  • StrtSLoc.dll - KAV StartUp enumerator localization module
  • subjplugin.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mail Checker Subject Plugin
  • Uninstall.exe - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Installer
  • wcswmi.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus WMI support
  • Avp_iont.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Low level I/O driver (Win NT/2000))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • kavsvc.exe runs as a service named 'kavsvc' (kavsvc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • kav.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KAVPersonal50' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal\kav.exe" /minimize.

How do I remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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