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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,093
United States Rank #1,838
Reach 0.3100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.31 days
333.50 days >
Average installed length: 175.23 days


VersionDistribution 0.62% 8.04% 21.26% 11.34% 22.85% 11.82% 15.58% 8.48%

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Kaspersky Total Security


Kaspersky Total Security 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 96 files and is usually about 5.17 MB (5,425,218 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 54% of users of Kaspersky Total Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: redirect.kaspersky.com/?hl=en-US&target=support&rpe=1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 15.0.1\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8ED07EBD-22AD-415A-B71E-C1AD86862C2E} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kaspersky Total Security

  • app_core_legacy.dll - Application Infrastructure PDK
  • app_core_meta.dll
  • ckahcomm.dll - System Interceptors PDK (System Interceptors PDK Anti-Hacker Communication Library)
  • ckahrule.dll - System Interceptors PDK Anti-Hacker Rules Manager
  • ckahum.dll - System Interceptors PDK Anti-Hacker User Mode Component
  • cf_facade.dll - Content filtering PDK (Content filtering facade component)
  • cf_mgmt_facade.dll - Content filtering facade management component
  • cm_um_w.dll - AES Encryption Module (Cryptographic Module)
  • content_filtering_meta.dll - Kaspersky content filtering pdk meta
  • crypto_provider.dll - Cryptographic Provider
  • avp.exe - Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • avpinit.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib
  • avpinst.dll - Modularity configurator
  • avpservice.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service library
  • avpui.exe
  • avzkrnl.dll - AVZ Kernel
  • backup_facade.dll - Backup service facade
  • backup_facade_metainfo.dll - Backup facade metainfo
  • browser_integration.dll - Browser Integration
  • cbi.dll - KAV CBI DLL
  • dtp_lib.dll - Kaspersky Anti-Virus GUI Logic
  • dumpwriter.dll - Kaspersky Dump Writer DLL
  • ekasyswatch.dll - EKA task for System Watcher2
  • ac_facade.dll - Application Control (Application Control Product Facade)
  • ac_meta.dll - Application Control Meta Information
  • acassembler.dll - Application Control Assembler
  • application_categorizer.dll - Application Control Application Categorizer
  • application_investigator.dll - Application Control Application Investigator
  • avstream_monitor.dll - Audio Video Stream Monitor
  • clldr.dll - Instrumental PDK (CLLDR)
  • am_meta.dll - Antimalware PDK (Antimalware Meta Info Provider)
  • encryption_crypto_disk_facade.dll - Encryption PDK (Encryption Crypto Disk Facade)
  • encryption_crypto_disk_meta.dll - Encryption Crypto Disk Meta
  • content_blocker_firefox_registrar.dll - Plugins PDK (Content Blocker Firefox Extension Registrar)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • avpui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9173621B-1E67-4BF2-89A3-B6246FABFEFB}' (runs on registration).
  • avp.exe runs as a service named 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus-service 15.0.1' (AVP15.0.1) "Biedt bescherming tegen virussen, gevaarlijke programma's, aanvallen van hackers, internet fraude en spam.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • avp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Kaspersky' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 15.0.1\avp.exe".

How do I remove Kaspersky Total Security?

You can uninstall Kaspersky Total Security 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 Total Security, 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 Total Security.

Win 10 69%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 69.13%
Windows 7 28.54%
Windows Vista 1.49%
Windows XP 0.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 35.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.44%
Windows 10 Pro 15.54%
Windows 8.1 9.83%
Windows 7 Professional 6.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.59%
  Germany 12.15%
  United Kingdom 7.21%
  Canada 4.53%
  Italy 4.35%
  France 2.88%
  Australia 1.54%
  Brazil 1.36%
  Spain 1.36%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Austria 1.01%
  Switzerland 0.59%
  DZ 0.56%
  Belgium 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.11%
Dell 16.32%
Acer 15.52%
ASUS 11.97%
Lenovo 8.14%
Toshiba 6.94%
Medion 4.26%
Samsung 3.66%
MSI 1.20%
Intel 0.82%
Alienware 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.60%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.12%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.83%
HP HP Notebook 2.53%

About Kaspersky Lab

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


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