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5% remove it95% keep it
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Global Rank #11,969
United States Rank #14,006
Reach 0.0273%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.73 days
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Average installed length: 429.89 days


VersionDistribution 19.67% 0.37% 56.40% 23.56%

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Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows

What is Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows is intended to replace Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations and Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers.


Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows is a software program developed by Kaspersky Lab. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main executable is avp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU load of less than one percent. The setup package generally installs about 64 files and is usually about 511.05 KB (523,319 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 33% of users of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com/downloads/productupdates/endpoint-security-windows
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {D72DD679-A3EC-4FCF-AFAF-12E2552450B6} /qn
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 511.05 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows

Program executable:avp.exe
Name:Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows\avp.exe
(From the publisher) “Using signature-based, proactive defense technologies and the power of the cloud-assisted Kaspersky Security Network, the application intelligently scans workstations, servers and analyzes system and application...”
Additional files:
  • Load46St.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations (Kasperksy Anti-Virus Settings Loader)
  • acassembler.dll - Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows (Application Control Assembler)
  • anti_phishing_http_filter.dll - Anti-phishing http filter
  • avpcon.dll - Anti-Virus Server Component
  • cbi.dll - KES8W 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
  • format_recognizer.dll - Format Recognizer library
  • fssync.dll
  • fssync_s.dll
  • FTPprtc.dll - FTP Protocoller
  • GetSI.dll - System Information
  • http_protocoller_pipeline.dll - HTTP Analysis Pipeline Component
  • ichecker.dll - ichecker and iswift tech
  • ICQprtc.dll - ICQ Protocoller
  • IRCprtc.dll - IRC Protocoller
  • JBRprtc.dll - Jabber Protocoller
  • kldw.exe - Kaspersky Dump Writer
  • klifpp.dll - klif driver interfaces
  • kltbar.dll - KL Toolbar support library
  • ksn_client.dll - KSN client service
  • ksn_facade.dll - Facade for KSN PDK
  • ksnhelper.dll - KSN_Helper Library
  • libola.dll - Online Activation Library
  • localization_manager.dll - Localization Manager
  • MAPIEDK.dll - MAPI and EDK library
  • mcou.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mail Checker Outlook Plug-In
  • memmon.dll - Memory Monitor
  • packed_io.dll - Lib to work with packed files
  • prloader.dll - Prague Loader
  • processmonitor.dll - Process Monitor
  • prremote.dll - PR_REMOTE
  • service.dll - Component service provider
  • shellex.dll - Windows Shell Extension
  • avzkrnl.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (AVZ Kernel)
  • icudt40.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuuc40.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • device_control.dll
  • enterprise_application_control.dll

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}.
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio Kaspersky Endpoint Security' (AVP) "Protegge il computer da virus, programmi dannosi e attacchi di rete.".
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 Endpoint Security 8 for Windows\avp.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.0001386546%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004443%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009423%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows 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 Endpoint Security 8 for Windows, 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 Endpoint Security 8 for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.20%
Windows XP 14.50%
Windows Vista 0.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Windows 10 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 55.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.07%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.79%
  Iran 14.77%
  France 7.95%
  India 4.06%
  Italy 3.41%
  Turkey 2.27%
  Malaysia 1.95%
  Canada 1.62%
  United Kingdom 1.62%
  Indonesia 1.46%
  BD 1.46%
  Australia 1.30%
  Thailand 1.14%
  United Arab Emirates 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.53%
Hewlett-Packard 28.80%
Acer 4.53%
Lenovo 3.47%
Toshiba 2.93%
ASUS 2.67%
Intel 2.13%
Sony 1.33%
American Megatrends 0.80%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 390 6.01%
Dell Latitude E5520 3.86%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.43%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.15%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.15%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.15%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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