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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,252
United States Rank #16,339
Reach 0.0130%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.26 days
892.75 days >
Average installed length: 469.07 days


VersionDistribution 83.20% 16.80%

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Kaspersky Security Scan

What is Kaspersky Security Scan?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Kaspersky Security Scan scans your PC to detect unwanted malware, software vulnerabilities, and other non-malware security problems. It can also be used as to see how effective your current security solution is by identifying any vulnerabilities or malware that may have been missed. Quick scanning for viruses and other...  Read more


Kaspersky Security Scan is a program developed by Kaspersky Lab. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is KSS.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 2.38 MB (2,494,856 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 47% of users of Kaspersky Security Scan come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com/downloads/productupdates/endpoint-security-windows
Help link: KSS
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Security Scan\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5D4875F6-89D1-4E9C-B7B9-9164C9D20C9C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Security Scan

Program executable:KSS.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Security Scan\KSS.exe
Additional files:
  • KSS.exe
  • KSS_WMI.dll

How do I remove Kaspersky Security Scan?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Security Scan 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 Security Scan, 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 Security Scan.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.30%
Windows XP 7.81%
Windows 10 6.64%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.45%
Windows 7 Professional 12.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.08%
Windows 10 Home 3.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.75%
  United Kingdom 4.33%
  Israel 4.02%
  Italy 3.72%
  Australia 3.41%
  India 3.10%
  Iran 2.79%
  Canada 2.17%
  Belgium 1.86%
  United Arab Emirates 1.55%
  Malaysia 1.55%
  Singapore 1.24%
  Taiwan 1.24%
  Sweden 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.06%
Dell 24.28%
Acer 11.56%
Toshiba 10.98%
ASUS 8.09%
American Megatrends 3.47%
Samsung 2.89%
Intel 1.16%
Lenovo 1.16%
Packard Bell 1.16%
Sony 1.16%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.73%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.24%
HP Pavilion g6 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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