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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,049
United States Rank #2,079
Reach 0.3174%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.46 days
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Average installed length: 193.19 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Kaspersky PURE 3.0

What is Kaspersky PURE?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

For the ultimate PC security solution, choose Kaspersky PURE 3.0 Total Security. It delivers everything you need to protect your PC – including your digital identity and your documents, photos, music, and passwords – against the latest, sophisticated malware and Internet threats. With special features that add further ...  Read more


Kaspersky PURE 3.0 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 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 setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 3.42 MB (3,584,336 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 48% of users of Kaspersky PURE come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-US&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 3.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D0702EE9-9DE4-419A-9C6C-4730B1C985BA} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky PURE 3.0

  • 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_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
  • avp.exe
  • 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_facade.dll - Content filtering anti malware component
  • cf_facade.dll - Content filtering facade component
  • 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
  • cryptocontainer.dll - Comunication to Crypto Service
  • cryptostaticprovider.dll - CryptoProvider library
  • 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
  • filecategorizer.dll - File Categorizer
  • filesystem_services.dll - Filesystem services library
  • finance_url_categorizer.dll - Finance URL categorizer component
  • format_recognizer.dll - Format Recognizer library
  • plugins_meta.dll - Kaspersky plugins pdk meta
  • prloader.dll - instrumental/legacy Loader
  • prremote.dll - PR_REMOTE
  • remote_eka_prague_loader.dll - Helper Library
  • service.dll - Component service provider
  • shellex.dll - Windows Shell Extension
  • cleanapi.dll - Kaspersky Removal Tool (Removal Tool Library)

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 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus-tjeneste' (AVP) "Tilbyr datamaskinbeskyttelse mot virus, farlig programvare, nettverksangrep, internettbedrageri og 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 PURE 3.0\avp.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 3.0\avp.exe'.
Network connections
  • avp.exe connects to dfw06s17-in-f3.1e100.net ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:105.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0542408744%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02246994%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03177094%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:20,826,898
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:431.58 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:115.14 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Kaspersky PURE?

You can uninstall Kaspersky PURE 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 PURE 3.0, 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 PURE.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.67%
Windows 10 31.49%
Windows Vista 4.84%
Windows XP 2.96%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.92%
Windows 8.1 13.61%
Windows 7 Professional 11.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.19%
  Germany 13.37%
  Canada 5.71%
  United Kingdom 3.75%
  Australia 3.12%
  Brazil 2.63%
  France 2.44%
  Italy 2.44%
  India 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.08%
  Spain 0.94%
  Poland 0.94%
  Belgium 0.86%
  Austria 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.83%
Dell 20.36%
Acer 14.42%
ASUS 10.92%
Toshiba 8.23%
Samsung 4.26%
Medion 4.24%
Lenovo 4.10%
Intel 1.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.42%
ASUS All Series 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.51%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.62%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.47%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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