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Should I remove Kaspersky Free?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,347
United States Rank #8,524
Reach 0.0201%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.40 days
218.23 days >
Average installed length: 114.66 days


VersionDistribution 5.29% 92.95% 1.76%

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Kaspersky Free


Kaspersky Free is a program developed by Kaspersky Lab. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 83 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 78% of users of Kaspersky Free come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: click.kaspersky.com/?hl=en&customization=&link=support_contacts
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Free 18.0.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5AAE61FF-858E-453E-B8F3-944618149975} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Free

  • ac_meta.dll (by AO Kaspersky Lab) - Application Control (Application Control Meta Information)
  • am_core.dll (by AO Kaspersky Lab) - Antimalware PDK
  • cbi.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (KAV CBI DLL)
  • avpuimain.dll
  • bi_facade.dll - BrowserIntegration PDK (Browser Integration PDK facade)
  • crypto_ssl.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • avpia.exe - Installation assistant host
  • avpmain.dll
  • avs_eka.dll
  • browser_integration.dll - Browser Integration
  • cf_facade.dll - Content filtering PDK (Content filtering facade component)
  • ckahum.dll - System Interceptors PDK
  • antimalware_provider.dll - United Delivery 5.0 (Kaspersky AntiMalwareProvider Component)
  • app_core_legacy.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpservice.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service library
  • backup_engine.dll - Backup engine
  • backup_facade.dll - Backup service facade
  • backup_facade_metainfo.dll - Backup facade metainfo
  • bi_meta.dll - Browser Integration PDK meta
  • cf_engines.dll - Content Filtering Engines

How do I remove Kaspersky Free?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Free 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 Free, 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 Free.

Win 10 73%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 73.30%
Windows 7 24.94%
Windows XP 1.01%
Windows Vista 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 39.80%
Windows 10 Pro 22.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.81%
Windows 7 Professional 6.80%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.33%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  France 3.00%
  Italy 3.00%
  Netherlands 3.00%
  Germany 2.33%
  Spain 0.83%
  DK 0.50%
  Finland 0.50%
  Greece 0.50%
  Poland 0.50%
  United Arab Emirates 0.33%
  Austria 0.33%
  Canada 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.55%
Acer 18.49%
ASUS 16.60%
Dell 16.23%
Lenovo 7.55%
Medion 3.40%
Samsung 3.02%
MSI 1.51%
Toshiba 1.51%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Intel 1.13%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 500-a60 5.33%
ASUS All Series 4.67%
ASUSTeK X541UAK 4.00%
Dell OptiPlex 755 3.33%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.67%
Acer Aspire TC-605 2.00%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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