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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.18 days
506.79 days >
Average installed length: 266.28 days


4.2.911 50.00%
4.2.785 8.33%
4.01.03805 16.67%
4.01.02810 8.33%
4.0.16605 16.67%

Kerio Personal Firewall

What is Kerio Personal Firewall?

Sunbelt Personal Firewall (formerly known as Kerio Personal Firewall), is a desktop personal firewall originally developed by Kerio Technologies.


Kerio Personal Firewall is a program developed by Kerio Technologies. The most used version is 4.2.911, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 20 files and is usually about 23.41 MB (24,545,531 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 31% of users of Kerio Personal Firewall come from the United States, it is also popular in Czech Republic and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kerio.com
Help link: www.kerio.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kerio\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{532EFE70-19BC-4F0F-8F50-D5F15C243133}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kerio Personal Firewall

  • cfgconv.exe - KPF Configuration Convertor (Configuration conversion tool for Kerio Personal Firewall 4)
  • gkh.dll - Kerio Personal Firewall 4 (Kerio Personal Firewall 4 - Keyboard hook DLL)
  • kpf4gui.exe - Kerio Personal Firewall 4 - GUI
  • kpf4ss.exe - Kerio Personal Firewall 4 - Service
  • assist.exe - Kerio Assist
  • kfe.dll - Kerio Firewall Engine
  • kwsapi.dll - WSC manipulation module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • kpf4ss.exe runs as a service named 'Kerio Personal Firewall 4' (KPF4) "Kerio Personal Firewall Engine".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • kpf4gui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe'.
  • kpf4ss.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe'.

How do I remove Kerio Personal Firewall?

You can uninstall Kerio Personal Firewall 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 Personal Firewall, 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 Personal Firewall.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 25.00%
Windows 10 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.25%
  Czech Republic 25.00%
  Brazil 6.25%
  Colombia 6.25%
  France 6.25%
  Mexico 6.25%
  Japan 6.25%
  BA 6.25%
  Slovakia 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 40.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Compaq 10.00%
Dell 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6400 16.67%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 16.67%
VIA KT600-8237 16.67%
LENOVO IdeaCentre A320 10... 16.67%
ASUSTeK F3Tc 16.67%
ASUSTeK K50IN 16.67%


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