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Should I remove Kaspersky Software Updater Beta?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
17% remove it83% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,786
United States Rank #11,583
Reach 0.0249%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.23 days
95.27 days >
Average installed length: 50.06 days


VersionDistribution 19.71% 48.57% 31.71%

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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. 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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% 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)
  • sciter32.dll
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)

How do I remove Kaspersky Software Updater Beta?

Quickly and completely remove Kaspersky Software Updater Beta 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 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: 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: 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 8 52%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 17%
Keep it 83%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.00%
Windows 7 43.43%
Windows Vista 2.86%
Windows XP 1.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.29%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 9.71%
Windows 10 Pro 9.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.14%
  Germany 6.05%
  United Kingdom 5.12%
  Canada 3.02%
  DZ 2.33%
  Italy 2.33%
  France 2.09%
  Australia 1.86%
  Egypt 1.86%
  IQ 1.63%
  Romania 1.63%
  Spain 1.63%
  Sweden 1.40%
  Poland 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.34%
Acer 20.49%
Dell 16.10%
ASUS 11.22%
Lenovo 8.78%
Toshiba 8.78%
Samsung 2.44%
Intel 1.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.96%
LENOVO 20206 3.55%
Dell Inspiron One 2020 2.84%
Dell XPS 8700 2.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.13%
HP Compaq 6005 Pro SFF PC 2.13%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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