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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,090
United States Rank #37,749
Reach 0.0164%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.32 days
481.34 days >
Average installed length: 252.91 days


kis2014 16.10%
kis2013 33.75%
Kingsoft AntiVirus 47.68%
2014 0.31%
2013.9.5 0.62%
2013.3.5 0.31%
2012.5.7 1.24%

Kingsoft AntiVirus

What is Kingsoft AntiVirus?  (from Kingsoft Security)

Kingsoft Antivirus is a completely free antivirus solution for detecting, cleaning trojan virus, and protect your computer. It can be a standalone product, and can also work along with other AV.


Kingsoft AntiVirus is a software program developed by Kingsoft Security. The most common release is kingsoft antivirus, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named kismain.exe. The setup package generally installs about 80 files and is usually about 19.06 MB (19,984,388 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 71% of users of Kingsoft AntiVirus come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ijinshan.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kingsoft\Kingsoft AntiVirus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Kingsoft\Kingsoft AntiVirus\kunist.exe" /kav
Estimated size: 19.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kingsoft AntiVirus

Program executable:kismain.exe
Name:Kingsoft Internet Security
Kingsoft KIS Main
Path:C:\Program Files\kingsoft\kingsoft antivirus\kismain.exe
Additional files:
  • khackfix.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus Security System (Kingsoft Extern Scan)
  • ksapi.dll - Kingsoft KSAPI Module
  • ksurldetect.dll - Kingsoft URL Cloude Query
  • defendmon.dll - Kingsoft Internet Security (Kingsoft KIS Main)
  • diskaccess.dll - Kingsoft File Destroy Disk Helper
  • jsonv6.dll - Kingsoft Security Analysis Module
  • kadspop.dll - Kingsoft Popup Frame Window
  • kascnobj.dll - Kingsoft KAVPE Scan Module
  • kavevent.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus Event Manager
  • kavipc2.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus IPC Wrapper
  • kavlog2.exe - KXEngine KeventLog3
  • kavmenu.dll - Kingsoft menu Module
  • kavmenu64.dll - Kingsoft Kavmenu Module
  • kavpass2.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus Online Passport Support
  • kavpassp.dll
  • kavpe.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus PE
  • kavpend.dll - Kingsoft KAVPE Unload Module
  • kavstart.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus kavstart security center
  • kbox.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus Kbox
  • kdefendpop.dll - Kingsoft Defend Module
  • kdrvmgr.exe - Kingsoft Driver Manager
  • kfiledestroy.dll - Kingsoft File Destroy Dll
  • kfiledestroy.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus File Destroy Plus
  • khackwall.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus KHackWall
  • kis.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus Common Module
  • kisfreeex.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus free
  • kislive.exe - Kingsoft Antivirus Online Upgrade
  • kismain.dll
  • kispassportsp.dll - Kingsoft Passport Provider Ex
  • kisuisp.exe - Kingsoft Security UI Module
  • kisvswth.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus version switch
  • kpopclt.dll - Kingsoft Pop Client Module
  • kpopsvr.dll - Kingsoft Pop Server Module
  • krecycle.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus Recycle
  • ksamain.exe - Kingsoft KSA Main
  • ksappfrm.dll - Kingsoft AppHtml Frame
  • kscan.exe - Kingsoft Scan Process
  • ksdectrl.dll - Kingsoft Internet Security defend control
  • ksetupwiz.exe - Kingsoft Setup Wizard
  • ksgmerge.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus ksg Merge
  • ksignsp.exe - Kingsoft Sign Service Provider
  • kskinmgr.dll - Kingsoft AntiVirus Skin Manager Module
  • kstools.dll - KXEngine KsTools
  • kswbc.dll - Kingsoft Webshield Module
  • kswebshield.dll
  • kswscxex.dll - Kingsoft System Scan Cleaner
  • ktoolupd.dll - Kingsoft Download Module
  • ktoolupdatetip.exe - Kingsoft tool update Module
  • kunist.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus Uninstall Tool
  • kupdata.exe - Kingsoft kupdata
  • kupdatesp.dll - Kingsoft Update Module
  • kwifi.exe - Kingsoft WiFi
  • kwssp.dll - Kingsoft Webshield Service Provider
  • kwsui.dll
  • kxebase.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus Base SDK
  • kxetray.exe - Kingsoft Antivirus Tray
  • procmgrex.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus Process Manager Plus
  • scom.dll - Kingsoft Internet Security SCOM
  • synctm.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus Time Sync
  • viewdescribe.dll - Kingsoft Antispy Viewdescribe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • kavmenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'duba_64bit' with a class of {DDEA5705-1BB0-4C03-AC1E-8FF9716A0D51}.
  • kavmenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'duba_32bit' with a class of {D21D88E8-4123-48BA-B0B1-3FDBE4AE5FA4}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • kismain.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8C145BA1-D0A0-4005-A646-31A7E2E46A25}' (runs on registration).
  • krecycle.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{37D3926F-3CAC-4C98-A71C-7AFDC186753C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • kxetray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'kxesc' which loads as "C:\Program Files\kingsoft\kingsoft antivirus\kxetray.exe" -autorun.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • kismain.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kingsoft\Kingsoft Antivirus\kismain.exe'.

How do I remove Kingsoft AntiVirus?

You can uninstall Kingsoft AntiVirus 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 Kingsoft AntiVirus, 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 Kingsoft AntiVirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.89%
Windows XP 20.74%
Windows 10 11.15%
Windows Vista 10.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.50%
Windows 7 Professional 10.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.57%
Windows 8.1 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.75% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 70.75%
  United States 8.49%
  MA 1.89%
  DZ 1.26%
  Egypt 1.26%
  United Kingdom 1.26%
  Hong Kong 0.94%
  India 0.94%
  IQ 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Italy 0.94%
  TN 0.63%
  France 0.63%
  Australia 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.14%
Toshiba 15.28%
Acer 15.28%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
NEC 10.42%
Lenovo 9.03%
Sahara 3.47%
Gateway 2.78%
American Megatrends 2.78%
Intel 2.78%
ASUS 2.78%
Common models
ECS G31T-M 4.88%
Dell Inspiron 5521 1.63%
eMachines eME732 1.63%
BIOSTAR Group G41D3+ 1.63%

About (from Kingsoft Security)

Established in 1989, Kingsoft Security have dedicated to develop Internet security software for twenty years.
Publisher URL: www.kingsoftsecurity.com


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