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Should I remove Kaspersky Small Office Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,596
United States Rank #22,167
Reach 0.0079%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.86 days
408.73 days >
Average installed length: 214.76 days


VersionDistribution 0.65% 27.10% 58.06% 7.10% 0.65% 6.45%

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Kaspersky Small Office Security


Kaspersky Small Office Security is a program developed by Kaspersky Lab. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 96 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 45% of users of Kaspersky Small Office Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.kaspersky.com/support.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Small Office Security 15.0.2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{33F9240D-1887-4FF9-8A6E-35F32A05A277} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Small Office Security

  • app_core_legacy.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK
  • app_core_meta.dll
  • ckahcomm.dll - System Interceptors PDK (System Interceptors PDK Anti-Hacker Communication Library)
  • ckahrule.dll - System Interceptors PDK Anti-Hacker Rules Manager
  • ckahum.dll - System Interceptors PDK Anti-Hacker User Mode Component
  • fssync.dll - System Interceptors PDK legacy interface
  • ffcert.exe - Traffic Processing PDK (ffcert)
  • cf_facade.dll - Content filtering PDK (Content filtering facade component)
  • cf_mgmt_facade.dll - Content filtering facade management component
  • cm_um_w.dll - AES Encryption Module (Cryptographic Module)
  • content_filtering_meta.dll - Kaspersky content filtering pdk meta
  • crypto_provider.dll - Cryptographic Provider
  • avp.exe - Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • avpinit.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpmain.dll
  • avpservice.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service library
  • avpui.exe
  • avpuimain.dll
  • avzkrnl.dll - AVZ Kernel
  • backup_facade.dll - Backup service facade
  • backup_facade_metainfo.dll - Backup facade metainfo
  • browser_integration.dll - Browser Integration
  • cbi.dll - KAV CBI DLL
  • dtp_lib.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus GUI Logic
  • dumpwriter.dll - Kaspersky Dump Writer DLL
  • ekasyswatch.dll - EKA task for System Watcher2
  • ac_facade.dll - Application Control (Application Control Product Facade)
  • ac_meta.dll - Application Control Meta Information
  • acassembler.dll - Application Control Assembler
  • application_categorizer.dll - Application Control Application Categorizer
  • application_investigator.dll - Application Control Application Investigator
  • avstream_monitor.dll - Audio Video Stream Monitor
  • filecategorizer.dll - File Categorizer
  • clldr.dll - Instrumental PDK (CLLDR)
  • am_facade.dll - Antimalware PDK (Antimalware Facade)
  • am_meta.dll - Antimalware Meta Info Provider
  • avs_eka.dll - Antivirus Service
  • getsysteminfo.exe - Get System Info
  • encryption_crypto_disk_facade.dll - Encryption PDK (Encryption Crypto Disk Facade)
  • encryption_crypto_disk_meta.dll - Encryption Crypto Disk Meta
  • content_blocker_firefox_registrar.dll - Plugins PDK (Content Blocker Firefox Extension Registrar)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • avpui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BE8172BC-C92D-4442-98BD-8792BA35EDB7}' (runs on registration).
  • avp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DB7D1B6F-0033-491B-99FD-FE817A5763EC}' (runs on registration).
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio Kaspersky Small Office Security 15.0.2' (AVP15.0.2) "Protegge il computer da virus, software pericolosi, attacchi provenienti dalla rete, frodi via Internet e spam.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • avpui.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus' and executes as C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Total Security 15.0.2\avpui.exe.

How do I remove Kaspersky Small Office Security?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Small Office Security 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 Small Office Security, 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 Small Office Security.

Win 10 63%
Win Server 2003 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.58%
Windows 7 34.19%
Windows XP 2.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 32.90%
Windows 7 Professional 21.29%
Windows 10 Home 10.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.74%
  Italy 11.58%
  Germany 4.74%
  France 3.68%
  Spain 3.68%
  Brazil 3.16%
  Saudi Arabia 3.16%
  United Kingdom 3.16%
  Netherlands 2.63%
  South Africa 1.58%
  Australia 1.58%
  Turkey 1.58%
  Poland 1.58%
  Ecuador 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.63%
Hewlett-Packard 29.59%
Lenovo 12.24%
ASUS 10.20%
Acer 6.12%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Samsung 1.02%
Sony 1.02%
Intel 1.02%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.50%
LENOVO 80E5 2.70%
HP ProDesk 600 G1 DM 2.70%
Dell Vostro 360 2.70%
MSI MS-7751 1.80%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 1.80%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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