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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,191
United States Rank #1,637
Reach 0.5814%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.77 days
789.78 days >
Average installed length: 414.97 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.01% 95.07% 4.91%

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

What is Kaspersky Internet Security 2013?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 delivers premium PC protection from all Internet threats, ensuring you're always safe as you use the web to bank, shop, surf, social network. Unique technologies, such as Safe Money and Secure Keyboard, protect your financial transactions via online banks, payment systems such as PayPal...  Read more


Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 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. 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 149.1 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 92 files and is usually about 677.29 KB (693,544 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 38% of users of Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com/downloads/productupdates/endpoint-security-windows
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-GB&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2013\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{560985FB-4B76-4121-9189-7A2CDC7886D6} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 677.29 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

Program executable:avp.exe
Name:Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2013\avp.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Kaspersky Anti-Virus is an antivirus program developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is designed to protect users from malware and is primarily designed for computers running Microsoft Windows. Kaspersky Anti-Virus features...
Additional files:
  • 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
  • am_facade.dll - Antimalware Facade
  • am_meta.dll - Antimalware Meta Info Provider
  • anti_banner.dll - Anti-banner component
  • anti_banner_facade.dll - Kaspersky AntiBanner Facade
  • anti_banner_firefox_registrar.dll - Kaspersky AntiBanner Registrar
  • anti_phishing_http_filter.dll - Anti-phishing http filter
  • app_core_legacy.dll - Application Infrastructure Legacy PDK
  • app_core_meta.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK Meta-information
  • attestation_task.dll - Boot Attestation Task
  • avpinit.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpmain.dll
  • avpservice.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service library
  • avzkrnl.dll - AVZ Kernel
  • cbi.dll - KAV CBI DLL
  • cf_anti_malware.dll - Content filtering anti-malware component
  • cf_anti_malware_facade.dll - Content filtering anti malware component
  • cf_anti_malware_http_filter.dll - Anti malware http pipeline filter component
  • cf_facade.dll - Content filtering facade component
  • cf_http_transformer.dll - Content filtering http transformer
  • 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
  • cryptostaticprovider.dll - CryptoProvider library
  • deterministic_anti_phishing.dll - Deterministic anti-phishing component
  • 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
  • excludemanager.dll - file and activity exclude manager
  • ffcert.exe - Firefox Certificate Installator
  • ffvkreg.dll - Firefox Vkbd registrar
  • file_transfer_control.dll - File Transfer Control Component
  • filecategorizer.dll - File Categorizer
  • filesystem_services.dll - Filesystem services library
  • finance_url_categorizer.dll - Finance URL categorizer component
  • format_recognizer.dll - Format Recognizer library
  • fssync.dll
  • ftpprtc.dll - FTP Protocoller
  • getsi.dll - System Information
  • klscav.dll - Script Checker AV Plugin
  • kltbar.dll - KL Toolbar support library
  • klwtblc.dll - WebToolBar component
  • klwtblfs.exe
  • ksn_meta.dll - MetaInfo for KSN PDK
  • ksn_statistics.dll - Statistics library
  • plugins_meta.dll - Kaspersky plugins pdk meta
  • prloader.dll - instrumental/legacy Loader
  • product_metainfo.dll - Product Metainformation

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus' with a class of .
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio Kaspersky Anti-Virus' (AVP) "Protegge il computer da virus, software pericolosi, attacchi provenienti dalla rete, frodi via Internet e spam.".
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 2013\avp.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2013\avp.exe'.
Network connections
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to edge-star-shv-04-iad1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to (port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to ec2-107-20-174-188.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to ec2-107-21-55-181.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • avp.exe connects to h5-152-211-3.host.redstation.co.uk ( port 80).
  • Plus 3 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:149.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013907131%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00069929%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00069143%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,578,533
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.72 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.28 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Kaspersky Internet Security 2013?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 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 Internet Security 2013, 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 Internet Security 2013.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.60%
Windows 10 26.06%
Windows XP 6.12%
Windows Vista 5.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.42%
Windows 7 Professional 9.41%
Windows 8 7.80%
Windows 8.1 7.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.10%
  Germany 13.85%
  United Kingdom 4.73%
  India 3.95%
  DZ 2.94%
  Italy 2.58%
  Canada 2.50%
  France 2.32%
  Iran 2.15%
  Brazil 1.91%
  Australia 1.69%
  Austria 1.20%
  MA 1.15%
  Spain 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.52%
Dell 18.24%
Acer 15.21%
ASUS 9.93%
Toshiba 7.68%
Medion 5.76%
Samsung 4.73%
Lenovo 3.03%
Intel 1.76%
Sony 1.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.45%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.90%
MEDION MS-7797 2.73%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.24%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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