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Should I remove Kaspersky Software Updater Beta?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
17% remove it83% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,143
United States Rank #8,110
Reach 0.0415%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.19 days
182.74 days >
Average installed length: 96.02 days


VersionDistribution 39.66% 23.01% 23.38% 13.95%

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Kaspersky Software Updater Beta


Kaspersky Software Updater Beta is a program developed by Kaspersky Lab. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The main program executable is ksu.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 8.7 MB (9,125,140 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 50% of users of Kaspersky Software Updater Beta come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.kaspersky-help.com/?hl=en&link=kb&ppcsid=0&syst=603&pid=kss&version=
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Software Updater Beta\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{56DC4F23-DCC5-4935-A6E1-D9B7817C948A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Software Updater Beta

Program executable:ksu.exe
Name:Kaspersky Software Updater Beta
Path:C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Software Updater Beta\ksu.exe
Additional files:
  • avpinst.dll - Kaspersky Software Updater Beta (Modularity configurator)
  • vlns3_engine_mpm.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Engine (VAPM Engine MPM)
  • kl_service.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Component service provider)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ksu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Kaspersky Software Updater Beta.

How do I remove Kaspersky Software Updater Beta?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Software Updater Beta 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 Beta, 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 Beta.

Win 10 64%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 17%
Keep it 83%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.01%
Windows 7 32.68%
Windows Vista 1.84%
Windows XP 1.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 32.27%
Windows 10 Pro 17.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.20%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 8.1 5.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.15%
  Germany 7.23%
  United Kingdom 6.94%
  Netherlands 3.96%
  Italy 3.57%
  France 2.38%
  Canada 1.98%
  DZ 1.78%
  Spain 1.68%
  Australia 1.39%
  Egypt 1.19%
  Brazil 1.09%
  MA 0.89%
  IQ 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.27%
Dell 19.49%
Acer 17.80%
ASUS 9.32%
Toshiba 8.90%
Lenovo 6.78%
Medion 4.03%
Samsung 1.48%
Intel 1.27%
MSI 1.06%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.51%
Dell XPS 8700 2.66%
LENOVO 20206 2.66%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.28%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.90%
Dell Inspiron One 2020 1.90%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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