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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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7.4.5136 66.67%
7.4.5051 16.67%
7.3.3861 16.67%

Kerio Control

What is Kerio Control?  (from Kerio Technologies)

Kerio Control is an award-winning UTM firewall designed to protect businesses from a comprehensive range of invasive and crippling corporate network threats. Kerio Control’s auto-updating security layer detects and prevents emerging threats automatically while providing network administrators with flexible user policy ...  Read more


Kerio Control is a software program developed by Kerio Technologies. The most common release is 7.4.5136, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 45 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 45% of users of Kerio Control come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Chile.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kerio.com
Help link: support.kerio.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kerio\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{480DDADA-09F9-4761-AAED-555BD6808EEE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Kerio Control

  • avir_clammt.dll - Clam AntiVirus 0.95 plug-in for Kerio products (ClamAV 0.95 Dynamic Link Library)
  • avir_drweb.dll - Dr. Web antivirus plug-in for Kerio products (Dr. Web Plug-in Dynamic Link Library)
  • avir_avst.dll - avast! antivirus plug-in for Kerio products (avast! 4 for Kerio antivirus plug-in)
  • avir_sophos.dll - Sophos antivirus plug-in for Kerio products (Sophos Plug-in Dynamic Link Library)
  • avir_eset.dll - NOD32 antivirus plug-in for Kerio products (NOD32 Plug-in Dynamic Link Library)
  • avir_avg.dll - AVG antivirus plug-in for Kerio products (AVG Plug-in Dynamic Link Library)
  • avserver.exe - Kerio Control (Kerio Control: Antivirus Server)
  • keriogl.dll - Kerio Control: Kerio Graph Library
  • sf_engine.dll - Detection engine for Snort inline
  • snort.exe - Snort inline - Intrusion Prevention System
  • winroute.exe - Kerio Control: Engine
  • wrctrl.exe - Kerio Control: Engine monitor
  • kassist.exe - Kerio Assist
  • pthread.dll - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • winroute.exe runs as a service named 'Kerio Control' (WinRoute) "This is an engine of Kerio Control".
Startup File (User Run)
  • wrctrl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WrCtrl' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kerio\WinRoute Firewall\wrctrl.exe".

How do I remove Kerio Control?

You can uninstall Kerio Control 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 Kerio Control, 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 Kerio Control.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 17%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 16.67%
Windows Server 2012 R2 St... 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows Server (R) 2008 S... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.45%
  Russia 27.27%
  Chile 9.09%
  Iran 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
MSI 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Gigabyte EG43M-S2H 20.00%
Acer Aspire V3-551 20.00%
Supermicro X9DRH-7TF/7F/i... 20.00%
HP ProLiant ML370 G5 20.00%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. CR61... 20.00%


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