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Should I remove Kaspersky Software Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,158
United States Rank #9,374
Reach 0.0970%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.69 days
699.00 days >
Average installed length: 367.27 days


VersionDistribution 0.58% 99.42%

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Kaspersky Software Updater


Kaspersky Software Updater 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. The main program executable is kl_platf.exe. The software installer includes 49 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of Kaspersky Software Updater come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

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 [])
  • kl_platf_core.dll (by AO Kaspersky Lab) - Kaspersky Lab Platform Service
  • ksu_bl.dll (by AO Kaspersky Lab)
  • ksu_console_core.dll
  • localization_manager.dll
  • crypto_ssl.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • am_meta.dll - Antimalware PDK

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • kl_platf.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6.
  • kl_platf.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio KSU' (ksu) "Cerca gli aggiornamenti per le applicazioni installate nel 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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Software Updater.

Win 10 77%
Win 7 0%
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 76.59%
Windows 7 21.84%
Windows Vista 0.99%
Windows XP 0.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 51.81%
Windows 10 Pro 18.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.62%
Windows 7 Professional 5.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.72%
Windows 8.1 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 58.00%
  United States 19.46%
  Netherlands 9.42%
  United Kingdom 3.51%
  France 1.68%
  Spain 1.54%
  Italy 1.54%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Austria 1.06%
  Switzerland 0.53%
  Belgium 0.34%
  Canada 0.24%
  Portugal 0.24%
  South Africa 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 22.52%
Acer 21.72%
Hewlett-Packard 18.65%
ASUS 12.49%
Dell 8.97%
Lenovo 4.49%
Toshiba 3.96%
Samsung 1.32%
MSI 1.14%
Intel 0.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.88%
HP HP Notebook 4.36%
MEDION MS-7848 3.80%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.85%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 2.85%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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