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6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,701
United States Rank #10,758
Reach 0.0652%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.49 days
869.82 days >
Average installed length: 457.02 days


VersionDistribution 16.56% 68.20% 1.48% 10.26% 2.95% 0.08% 0.23% 0.16% 0.08%

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations

What is Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.0 provides centralized protection of all workstations on a corporate network, and pushes protection beyond the office network to reach remote and laptop users. The solution provides comprehensive protection from all types of contemporary cyber threats, including viruses, ...  Read more


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 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 an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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. 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 215.53 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 42 files and is usually about 29.7 MB (31,142,161 bytes). updater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 23% of users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.kaspersky.com/wks6mp4
Help link: www.kaspersky.com/support.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8F023021-A7EB-45D3-9269-D65264C81729}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations

Program executable:avp.exe
Name:Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4\avp.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • load46st.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations (Kasperksy Anti-Virus Settings Loader)
  • cfdata3.dll - Content Filtration Library (Content Filtration Library (data compiler))
  • cfilter3.dll - Content Filtration Library (check engine)
  • abhelper.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Kaspersky Anti-Banner helper component)
  • adialhk.dll - kldialhk
  • avpcon.dll - Anti-Virus Server Component
  • 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
  • fssync.dll
  • getsi.dll - System Information
  • icqprtc.dll - ICQ Protocoller
  • keydl.dll - Key File Downloader
  • kloehk.dll - Kaspersky OE plugin loader
  • mapiedk.dll - MAPI and EDK library
  • mcou.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mail Checker Outlook Plug-In
  • mcouas.dll - Anti-Spam Outlook plugin
  • msnprtc.dll - MSN Protocoller
  • oeas.dll - OutlookExpress AntiSpam plugin
  • ou_reg_util.exe - ou_reg_u Application (Outlook antivirus and antispam plugins reg/unreg application)
  • prloader.dll - Prague Loader
  • prremote.dll - PR_REMOTE
  • scieplgn.dll - Script Monitor Internet Explorer plugin
  • shellex.dll - Windows Shell Extension
  • updater.dll - updater.EXE
  • ushata.dll - Ushata module
  • wmias.exe - wmi helper
  • wmiav.exe
  • wmifw.exe
  • drvins32.exe - Driver installer
  • drvins64.exe
  • netcfg.exe - Net configurator
  • wmi64.exe - WMI x64 Helper

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 Extension
  • scieplgn.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {1F460357-8A94-4D71-9CA3-AA4ACF32ED8E}.
Scheduled Task
  • avp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{94851FDE-D961-4E20-A2DC-ACAC094C5D93}' (runs on registration).
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0' (AVP) "Provides protection against viruses and other malicious software.".
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 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4\avp.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4\avp.exe'.
Network connections
  • avp.exe connects to srv39-131.vkontakte.ru ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:215.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005680423%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026108%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00030696%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 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 6.0 for Windows Workstations, 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 for Windows Workstations.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.69%
Windows XP 20.05%
Windows Vista 2.41%
Windows 10 0.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 43.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.04%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.80%
Windows Vista Business 1.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.78%
  Iran 9.89%
  France 6.55%
  DZ 5.12%
  Spain 2.99%
  United Kingdom 2.99%
  India 2.78%
  Malaysia 2.70%
  MA 2.49%
  Mexico 2.28%
  Egypt 2.21%
  Jordan 2.06%
  Saudi Arabia 1.99%
  Poland 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.32%
Hewlett-Packard 30.80%
Acer 9.18%
Intel 2.78%
Lenovo 2.29%
ASUS 2.17%
American Megatrends 1.45%
Toshiba 1.33%
Samsung 0.97%
Sahara 0.85%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 380 3.06%
Dell OptiPlex 990 2.35%
HP ProBook 4540s 2.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.12%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.12%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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