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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,118
United States Rank #14,515
Reach 0.0750%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.46 days
308.65 days >
Average installed length: 162.17 days


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8.0.551 47.83%
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Kerio VPN Client

What is Kerio VPN Client?  (from Kerio Technologies)

Kerio VPN Client is an UTM firewall designed to protect medium and small 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 p...  Read more


Kerio VPN Client is a program developed by Kerio Technologies. The most used version is 8.0.551, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Purity Anti Filter 1.07.exe. The software installer includes 120 files and is usually about 15.33 MB (16,073,024 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 66% of users of Kerio VPN Client come from Iran, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kerio.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Programs\KerioVPN\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BC377CA1-FE55-4336-B42F-9D3BB955DCCC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kerio VPN Client

Program executable:Purity Anti Filter 1.07.exe
Path:C:\ali\filter shekan\Purity Anti Filter 1.07.exe
Additional files:
  • kvpncgui.exe - Kerio VPN Client
  • kvpncadm.exe - Kerio Control (Kerio VPN Client Admin Config)
  • kvpncsvc.exe - Kerio VPN Client Service
  • kticonv80_1.11.1.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • ktzlib80_1.2.3.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • ktlibeay80_0.9.8n.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ktlibeay80_0.9.8t.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ktssleay80_0.9.8n.dll
  • ktssleay80_0.9.8t.dll
  • kassist.exe - Kerio Assist
  • ktupdaterservice.exe - Kerio Autoupdate System (Kerio Autoupdate System: Kerio Updater Service)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • kvpncgui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D84DC587-4B88-4FDE-ACA8-3673B184C522}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • kvpncsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Kerio VPN Client Service' (KVPNCSvc) "Establishes a safe tunnel between local computer and remote server".
  • ktupdaterservice.exe runs as a service named 'Kerio Updater Service' (ktupdaterservice) "Service that helps upgrading Kerio client applications.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • kvpncgui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Kerio VPN Client' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kerio\VPN Client\kvpncgui.exe" /tray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • kvpncgui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kerio\VPN Client\kvpncgui.exe'.
Network connections
  • kvpncsvc.exe connects to ( port 4090).
  • kvpncsvc.exe connects to 7a.41.2d.static.xlhost.com ( port 4090).
  • kvpncsvc.exe connects to (port 4090).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012120571%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00067991%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00053214%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:6.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0006163330%
Kernel CPU:0.00010602%
User CPU:0.00051032%

How do I remove Kerio VPN Client?

You can uninstall Kerio VPN Client 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 VPN Client, 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 VPN Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.45%
Windows 10 26.37%
Windows XP 7.64%
Windows Vista 0.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 47.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.06%
Windows 7 Professional 8.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.66%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 6.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.72% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 65.72%
  United States 13.24%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Germany 2.83%
  Czech Republic 2.41%
  France 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Canada 1.20%
  Russia 1.13%
  Italy 0.92%
  Brazil 0.50%
  Slovakia 0.35%
  Switzerland 0.28%
  United Arab Emirates 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.52%
ASUS 18.02%
Hewlett-Packard 14.44%
Acer 12.70%
Lenovo 5.10%
Sony 3.37%
MSI 2.50%
Toshiba 0.87%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Samsung 0.76%
Intel 0.65%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 6.21%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.27%
Gigabyte EP31-DS3L 2.52%
LENOVO 20287 2.33%


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