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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,109
United States Rank #7,599
Reach 0.1308%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.50 days
368.74 days >
Average installed length: 193.74 days


2012.5.7 90.69%
2012.5.6 8.49%
2012.5.5 0.04%
2012.5.4 0.04%
2012.5.1 0.04%
2012.3.5 0.04%
2012 0.66%

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012

What is Kingsoft Antivirus 2012?  (from Kingsoft Security)

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 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. Protecting browser security while users surfing online, block malicious URL injection, and defense computer privacy se...  Read more


Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 is a software program developed by Kingsoft Security. The most common release is 2012.5.7, 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. 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. 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 58 files and is usually about 74.41 MB (78,020,179 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 21% of users of Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ijinshan.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kingsoft\kingsoft antivirus\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\kingsoft\kingsoft antivirus\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 74.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kingsoft Antivirus 2012

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)
  • jsonv6.dll - Kingsoft Security Analysis Module
  • kavevent.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus Event Manager
  • kavlog2.exe - KXEngine KeventLog3
  • kavmenu.dll - Kingsoft menu Module
  • kavmenu64.dll - Kingsoft Kavmenu Module
  • kdefendpop.dll - Kingsoft Defend Module
  • kdrvmgr.exe - Kingsoft Driver Manager
  • khackwall.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus KHackWall
  • kislive.exe - Kingsoft Antivirus Online Upgrade
  • kismain.dll
  • kpopclt.dll - Kingsoft Pop Client Module
  • kpopsvr.dll - Kingsoft Pop Server Module
  • krecycle.exe - Kingsoft AntiVirus Recycle
  • kscan.exe - Kingsoft Scan Process
  • ksdectrl.dll - Kingsoft Internet Security defend control
  • ksetupwiz.exe - Kingsoft Setup Wizard
  • ksgmerge.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus ksg Merge
  • kshdscan.exe - Kingsoft Antivirus Schedule Scan
  • kskinmgr.dll - Kingsoft AntiVirus Skin Manager Module
  • kstools.dll - KXEngine KsTools
  • kswbc.dll - Kingsoft Webshield Module
  • kswebshield.dll
  • kswscxex.dll - Kingsoft System Scan Cleaner
  • ktaskbar.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus Taskbar Extent Module
  • ktoolupd.dll - Kingsoft Download Module
  • ktoolupdatetip.exe - Kingsoft tool update Module
  • kupdata.exe - Kingsoft kupdata
  • kupdatesp.dll - Kingsoft Update Module
  • kusbgd.exe - Kingsoft usb guard
  • kusbquery.sys - Kingsoft SafeEject Module
  • kusbquery64.sys
  • kusbtool.dll - Kingsoft usb tool
  • kwssp.dll - Kingsoft Webshield Service Provider
  • kwsui.dll
  • kxebase.dll - Kingsoft Antivirus Base SDK
  • kxebscsp.dll - Kingsoft Framework Functional Service Provider
  • kxereg.dll - Kingsoft Component Register
  • kxescore.exe - Kingsoft Antivirus Host
  • kxetray.exe - Kingsoft Antivirus Tray
  • procmgrex.exe - Kingsoft procmgr Module
  • scom.dll - Kingsoft Internet Security SCOM
  • uninst.exe - Kingsoft Antivirus Uninstall
  • vulfix.exe - Kingsoft VulFix
  • ksapi.sys - Kingsoft KSAPI Module
  • kispublic.dll - Kingsoft PC Doctor (Kingsoft's public lib)
  • ksafeup.dll - KSafe Uplive
  • ksafevul.dll - PC Doctor Vulnerability Fix
  • json.dll

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}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • kshdscan.exe is scheduled as a task named 'KingSoft_2017112161847' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 10:55).
  • kislive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A42C3B60-0296-4D8F-BE11-786F1D4132C4}' (runs on registration).
  • 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).
  • kxescore.exe runs as a service named 'Kingsoft Core Service' (kxescore) "Kingsoft Antivirus Core Service".
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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0067609411%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00217094%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00459000%
0.015104% average
Memory:22.51 MB
Total CPU:0.0002930704%
Kernel CPU:0.00019771%
User CPU:0.00009536%
Memory:13.67 MB
CPU cycles/sec:3,286,191
I/O reads/min:198.6 KB
I/O writes/min:26.71 KB

How do I remove Kingsoft Antivirus 2012?

You can uninstall Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.23%
Windows 10 12.28%
Windows XP 11.20%
Windows Vista 3.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.39%
Windows 7 Professional 13.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.23%
Windows 8 Pro 4.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.45%
  DZ 12.37%
  MA 11.45%
  IQ 6.03%
  Egypt 4.54%
  Saudi Arabia 3.59%
  TN 2.79%
  United Kingdom 2.75%
  France 2.63%
  Italy 2.40%
  Iran 1.98%
  Spain 1.64%
  Poland 1.60%
  Turkey 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.58%
Dell 23.76%
Acer 20.13%
Toshiba 7.09%
ASUS 6.79%
Samsung 2.80%
Lenovo 2.74%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Compaq 0.77%
Intel 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.22%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.14%
MSI MS-7592 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.03%

About (from Kingsoft Security)

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

comments2 comments

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DDRAMboover a year ago
First, if you check VB100 you'll see that Kingsoft AV is one of the top AV apps, and it's free. There are two versions, the older one, Kingsoft AV 2012 (which I recommend) and the latest professional version which requires a serial# ($10 to buy & register). Second, uninstalling Kingsoft AV 2012 simply presents you with a window asking if you are sure you wish to uninstall it (not recommended of course) and delete the items in quarantine. The pro version, Kingsoft AV 2014, doesn't let you update until you pay for it, so it's technically not free, but it does come with more features, such as a firewall. I'm a computer programmer/tech, and I install and recommend Kingsoft AV 2012 on everyone's computer. It is so good that I have to turn it off to use some 'installation' tools and even some apps. It's very easy to use. Use the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for a second opinion. Stop paying for AV apps! Patch your 'Hosts' file for extra protection.
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Moskovichover a year ago
The Problem begins when you click uninstall button. Because it redirects to Kingsoft's website with absolutely no English language and so many options to do. You will not know which button to click on to uninstall this god damn program if you don't know how to read the Chinese language. Absolutely amazing people are these Chinese guys.