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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,119
United States Rank #40,521
Reach 0.0070%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.71 days
306.00 days >
Average installed length: 160.78 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Kaspersky Small Office Security 3

What is Kaspersky Small Office Security 3?  (from Kaspersky Lab)

Kaspersky Small Office Security delivers everything you need to protect your business—from world-class PC and server security that won’t slow you down, to a host of protection tools for your digital assets. Plus our unique Management Center makes it incredibly easy and convenient. From one PC, you can manage the protec...  Read more


Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 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 setup package generally installs about 44 files. 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 16% of users of Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: usa.kaspersky.com/products-services/home-computer-security/small-office-security
Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-US&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Small Office Security 3\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{EBAB5F5E-3487-4455-812B-EDE83DAC624B} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Small Office Security 3

  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 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 Small Office Security 3\avp.exe".

How do I remove Kaspersky Small Office Security 3?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Small Office Security 3 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 3, 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 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.77%
Windows 10 29.20%
Windows XP 4.38%
Windows Vista 3.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.03%
Windows 8.1 5.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.97%
  DZ 13.89%
  Germany 6.94%
  Brazil 6.25%
  Italy 6.25%
  France 4.86%
  Mexico 4.86%
  India 4.17%
  Australia 3.47%
  United Arab Emirates 3.47%
  MA 2.78%
  Turkey 2.78%
  Egypt 2.78%
  Vietnam 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.88%
Hewlett-Packard 26.74%
Acer 15.12%
ASUS 6.98%
Intel 4.65%
Toshiba 2.33%
Alienware 2.33%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.91%
Dell Inspiron 5423 1.94%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.94%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 1.94%
Dell OptiPlex 790 1.94%
Gigabyte G41MT-ES2L 1.94%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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