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Kensington MouseWorks

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Kensington MouseWorks is a program developed by Kensington Computer Products Group. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 4.74 MB (4,969,780 bytes). k_update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 82% of users of Kensington MouseWorks come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kensington.com
Help link: support.kensington.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kensington\MouseWorks
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 4.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kensington MouseWorks

  • kmw_ucp.exe - Kensington MouseWorks Update Completion Program
  • kmw_un.exe
  • kmw_panel.exe - Kensington MouseWorks Control Panel (Kensington MouseWorks Control Panel for Windows 95/NT)
  • k_update.exe - KMW (Kensington Digital Update of installed software via the Web.)
  • kenupd.dll
  • kmw_dev.dll - Kensington MouseWorks Drop In Device DLL
  • kmw_loc.dll - Kensington MouseWorks Locale DLL
  • kmw_page.dll - Kensington MouseWorks Mouse Properties Extensions
  • kmw_prb_xml.exe - Kensington MouseWorks Preferences Converter
  • kmw_pref.dll
  • kmw_wiz.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • kmw_prb_xml.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'kmw_prb_xml.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Kensington\MouseWorks\kmw_prb_xml.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • k_update.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kensington\MouseWorks\k_update.exe'.

How do I remove Kensington MouseWorks?

Quickly and completely remove Kensington MouseWorks from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Kensington MouseWorks 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 Kensington MouseWorks, 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 Kensington MouseWorks.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.06%
Windows XP 38.32%
Windows Vista 11.21%
Windows 10 8.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 39.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 3.85%
Windows 10 Home 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.39%
  Canada 3.14%
  United Kingdom 3.14%
  Germany 2.52%
  France 1.26%
  Australia 1.26%
  Japan 1.26%
  Chile 0.63%
  Singapore 0.63%
  Taiwan 0.63%
  Sweden 0.63%
  Mexico 0.63%
  Greece 0.63%
  New Zealand 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.95%
Dell 27.63%
Intel 7.89%
Acer 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Lenovo 2.63%
Toshiba 2.63%
Compaq 2.63%
Alienware 2.63%
Gateway 1.32%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 2.38%
Alienware Aurora 2.38%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.38%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.38%
Time Computers MS-6712 1.19%
THIRDWAVE digistrema spec... 1.19%


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