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Should I remove Kryptelite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,406
United States Rank #35,193
Reach 0.0026%


7.11 9.80%
7.01 9.80%
7.0 3.92%
6.6 9.80%
6.5 3.92%
6.4 3.92%
6.3.1 7.84%
6.3 3.92%
6.2.3 21.57% 3.92%
6.2.2 1.96%
6.2.1 1.96% 1.96%
6.1.2 3.92%
6.0.7 1.96%
6.0.6 5.88%
6.0.5 1.96%
6.0.4 1.96%


What is Kryptelite?  (from Inv Softworks)

Kryptel is an easy-to-use single-click solution making encryption of files and folders no more complex than copying or moving. On the other hand, Kryptel includes a number of advanced features like creating encrypted filesets or batch mode processing. By default, Kryptel uses the newest Advanced Encryption Standard for...  Read more


Kryptelite is a program developed by Inv Softworks. The most used version is 6.2.3, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is krwizard.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 18.59 MB (19,497,144 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 51% of users of Kryptelite come from the United States, it is also popular in Czech Republic and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kryptel.com/products/kryptel
Help link: www.kryptel.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kryptel
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Kryptel\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Kryptel\kr6install.log" -u
Estimated size: 18.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Kryptelite

Program executable:krwizard.exe
Various Kryptel wizards
Path:C:\Program Files\kryptel\krwizard.exe
Additional files:
  • ItemSelector.dll - Kryptel Support Libraries & Components (Item Selector dialog)
  • Kicker.exe - Shared Crypto Components (Component Kicker)
  • Settings.exe - Crypto Settings
  • ShexReq.exe - Shex Requester
  • SetLang.exe - SetLang Application (Sets user language during installation (called by installer).)
  • Aes.dll - Crypto Tools (AES Block Cipher)
  • Blowfish.dll - Blowfish Block Cipher
  • BZip.dll - BZIP Compressor
  • Des.dll - DES Block Cipher
  • Des3.dll - Triple-DES Block Cipher
  • Enum.dll - Component Enumerator
  • Haval.dll - HAVAL Hash Function
  • KDep.exe - Key Depository
  • Md5.dll - MD5 Hash Function
  • PBar.dll - Progress Bar Component
  • Rng.dll - Random Number Generators
  • Serpent.dll - Serpent Block Cipher
  • Saex.exe - Silver Key (Parcel Browser (Stand Alone Extractor))
  • CInst64.exe - Kryptel (Called by CompleteInstallation to register Shex32.dll under Win64 and Shex64.dll under Win32)
  • CompleteInstallation.exe - The final part of the Kryptel installer that works in non-elevated state.
  • CompLoader.dll - Kryptel Component Loader
  • KBack.exe - Key Backup Program
  • KeyServer.dll - Key Server
  • Km.exe - Key Generator
  • KRoot.exe - Deskop icon dispatcher.
  • KryptelSettings.dll - Kryptel Settings dialog.
  • Lic.exe - Kryptel / Silver Key License Manager
  • LicenseManager.exe - License Manager
  • OpenSettingsDir.exe - Open settings directory in Windows Explorer
  • Shex.dll - Crypto Tools shell extension handler
  • Shex64.dll - Crypto Tools shell extension handler (64-bit)
  • ShowSettings.exe - Kryptel Settings Panel.
  • Shr.dll - File Shredder
  • Shredder.exe - Kryptel Async Shredding Process
  • Shx.dll - Kryptel context menu, drag-and-drop, and drop handler.
  • Shx64.dll
  • Req.exe - Kryptel request processor.
  • Uninstall.exe - Kryptelite

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Context Menu Handlers
  • Shx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Kryptel Menu' with a class of {11056249-C369-49CA-B0E8-326B5C32AD3C}.
  • Shx64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Kryptel Menu' with a class of {11056249-C369-49CA-B0E8-326B5C32AD3C}.
  • Shex64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {11056249-400A-4461-BD5E-FD06113A6401}.
  • Shex.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {11056249-400A-4461-BD5E-FD06113A3001}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Shredder.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Kryptel Shredder' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kryptel\Shredder.exe" /startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Kicker.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Kryptel Component Start' which loads as C:\Program Files\Kryptel\Kicker.exe.

How do I remove Kryptelite?

You can uninstall Kryptelite 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 Kryptelite, 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 Kryptelite.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? 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 10 17.65%
Windows XP 13.73%
Windows Vista 1.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.61%
Windows 7 Professional 13.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.73%
Windows 8.1 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.79%
  Czech Republic 4.76%
  Netherlands 4.76%
  Brazil 4.76%
  Italy 4.76%
  DK 3.17%
  Russia 3.17%
  Canada 1.59%
  Germany 1.59%
  Spain 1.59%
  Poland 1.59%
  Romania 1.59%
  Mexico 1.59%
  Sweden 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 15.00%
ASUS 12.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Intel 5.00%
Gateway 2.50%
American Megatrends 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A110 4.55%
-O N/A 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L640 2.27%
LENOVO 2099 2.27%
HP Compaq dc7100 SFF(PN92... 2.27%
HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFF ... 2.27%


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