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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,669
United States Rank #4,213
Reach 0.1120%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.67 days
255.90 days >
Average installed length: 134.46 days


VersionDistribution 11.19% 0.82% 5.66% 2.85% 2.04% 21.43% 2.17% 31.90% 21.93%

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Kaspersky Security Scan

What is Kaspersky Security Scan?

Add additional layer of protection to your PC. Keep safe with Kaspersky.

About  (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. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is kss.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 59.13 MB of memory. The software installer includes 98 files and is usually about 39.08 MB (40,977,114 bytes). updater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 51% of users of Kaspersky Security Scan come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kaspersky.com/downloads/productupdates/endpoint-security-windows
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?target=kss2kb&hl=en&pid=kss&version=
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Security Scan 2.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{56009CA3-423B-41F8-884A-E5B049534F15}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 39.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Security Scan

Program executable:kss.exe
Name:Kaspersky Security Scan
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Security Scan 2.0\kss.exe
kss.exe is the main user interface application is part of the Kaspersky Security Scan (KSS), a free online plugin for scanning for viruses and other security threats. Kaspersky Security Scan won’t fix, modify or delete any threats and...
Additional files:
  • acassembler.dll - Kaspersky Security Scan (Application Control Assembler)
  • am_facade.dll - Antimalware Facade
  • avpinit.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpmain.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • 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
  • esmgr.dll - ESMgr
  • excludemanager.dll - file and activity exclude manager
  • format_recognizer.dll - Format Recognizer library
  • fssync.dll
  • getsi.dll - System Information
  • ichecker.dll - ichecker and iswift tech
  • kldw.exe - Kaspersky Dump Writer
  • klfixrun.exe - Kaspersky Security Scan One Time Fix Runner
  • klifpp.dll - klif driver interfaces
  • ksn_client.dll - KSN client service
  • ksn_facade.dll - Facade for KSN PDK
  • ksn_statistics.dll - Statistics library
  • ksnhelper.dll - KSN_Helper Library
  • localization_manager.dll - Localization Manager
  • md5_cache.dll - MD5 checksum library
  • memmon.dll - Memory Monitor
  • metainfo.dll - metainfo
  • 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
  • storage.dll - Storage library
  • threatsmanager.dll - threats manager
  • transport_provider.dll - Network transport service
  • updater.dll - updater.EXE
  • ushata.dll - Ushata module
  • avzkrnl.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (AVZ Kernel)
  • qtcore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • mailer.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • kss.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{29E4937C-59A5-4FE5-A392-8FEA266249CD}' (runs on registration).
  • kss.exe runs as a service named 'kss' (kss) "Scans computer for viruses and vulnerabilities.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • kss.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'KSS' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Security Scan 2.0\kss.exe" /autorun.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • kss.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KSS' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Security Scan 2.0\kss.exe" /autorun.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:59.13 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2035008560%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.13267570%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.07082515%
0.015104% average
70 average

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) 55%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.54%
Windows 10 31.40%
Windows Vista 5.35%
Windows XP 4.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.89%
Windows 7 Professional 10.84%
Windows 8.1 9.38%
Windows 10 Home 6.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.87%
  Germany 7.68%
  France 4.36%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Canada 3.25%
  Brazil 3.18%
  Italy 2.99%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Spain 1.55%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Australia 1.15%
  Sweden 0.74%
  Turkey 0.74%
  Poland 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.17%
Dell 21.28%
Acer 16.13%
ASUS 11.41%
Toshiba 8.32%
Lenovo 3.46%
Samsung 3.39%
Intel 1.40%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Medion 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.77%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.23%
ASUS All Series 3.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.96%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.11%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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