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2% remove it98% keep it
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Kaspersky Software Updater


Kaspersky Software Updater is a program developed by Kaspersky Lab. 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. The main program executable is kl_platf.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 101.96 MB (106,909,403 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% of users of Kaspersky Software Updater come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: click.kaspersky.com/?hl=en&link=help_link_in_os&pid=KSU&version=
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Software Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Software Updater\ksu_setup.exe" /x
Estimated size: 101.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Software Updater

Program executable:kl_platf.exe
Name:Kaspersky Software Updater
Kaspersky Lab Platform Service
Path:C:\Program Files\kaspersky lab\kaspersky software updater\kl_platf.exe
Additional files:
  • ksu_setup.exe - Kaspersky Software Updater (Kaspersky Software Updater [])
  • localization_manager.dll (by AO Kaspersky Lab)
  • crypto_ssl.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • am_meta.dll (by AO Kaspersky Lab) - Antimalware PDK
  • app_core.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK
  • app_core_etw.dll
  • app_core_legacy.dll
  • app_core_meta.dll
  • avpia.exe - Kaspersky Lab Platform Service
  • avpia_core.dll
  • clldr.dll - Instrumental PDK (CLLDR Protection Library)
  • d3dcompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dblite.dll
  • dns_client.dll - DNS Resolver library
  • dump_writer_agent.exe
  • ffmpegsumo.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • filesystem_services.dll - Filesystem services library
  • format_recognizer.dll - Format Recognizer library
  • installation_assistant.dll
  • installation_assistant_meta.dll
  • instrumental_meta.dll - Instrumental Meta Library
  • instrumental_services.dll - Instrumental services
  • ipm_service.dll
  • key_value_storage.dll - Key-Value Storage Library
  • kl_platf_core.dll
  • kl_remote.dll - Remoting services provider
  • kl_service.dll - Component service provider
  • ksn_facade.dll - KSN PDK (Facade for KSN PDK)
  • ksn_meta.dll - MetaInfo for KSN PDK
  • ksn_proxy_core.dll - KSN proxy library
  • ksu.exe - KSU stub runner
  • ksu.json
  • ksu_bl.dll
  • ksu_console.exe
  • ksu_console_core.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • mailer.dll - Mailer library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • kl_platf.exe runs as a service named 'KSU Service' (ksu) "Searches for updates for applications installed on your computer.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • kl_platf.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Kaspersky Software Updater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Software Updater\kl_platf.exe" ksu autorun.

How do I remove Kaspersky Software Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Kaspersky Software Updater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Kaspersky Software Updater 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Kaspersky Software Updater, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Software Updater.

Win 8 82%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 82.14%
Windows 7 16.67%
Windows Vista 1.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.14%
Windows 10 Pro 20.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 5.95%
Windows 8.1 3.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.79% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 35.79%
  United Kingdom 31.58%
  United States 16.84%
  Netherlands 8.42%
  Canada 2.11%
  France 2.11%
  Spain 1.05%
  Greece 1.05%
  Ireland 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.64%
Acer 21.82%
ASUS 12.73%
Dell 12.73%
Medion 10.91%
Lenovo 7.27%
Samsung 3.64%
Apple 1.82%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 4.05%
ASUS All Series 2.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.70%
Acer Aspire E1-572G 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 1.35%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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