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5% remove it95% keep it
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ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse Driver


ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse Driver is a software program developed by Roccat GmbH. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named Kova[+]Monitor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 67.5 MB (70,775,846 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 29% of users of ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse Driver come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ROCCAT\Kova[+] Mouse
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A86DDFE3-F661-461C-9BF2-876AC2CA57DE}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 67.5 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse Driver

Program executable:Kova[+]Monitor.exe
Name:ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse
Kova[+] Monitor Application
Path:C:\Program Files\ROCCAT\Kova[+] Mouse\Kova[+]Monitor.exe
Additional files:
  • Kova[+]Monitor.exe - ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse (Kova[+] Monitor Application)
  • Kova[+]Option.exe - Kova[+] (Kova[+] Configuration Application)
  • hiddriver.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Kova[+]Monitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RoccatKova+' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ROCCAT\Kova[+] Mouse\Kova[+]Monitor.EXE".

How do I remove ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse Driver?

You can uninstall ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse Driver 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 ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse Driver, 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 ROCCAT Kova[+] Mouse Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.58%
Windows 10 31.00%
Windows XP 1.89%
Windows Vista 0.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.70%
Windows 7 Professional 12.20%
Windows 8.1 7.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.59%
Windows 10 Home 6.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.84% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 28.84%
  United Kingdom 15.63%
  France 15.36%
  United States 10.78%
  Italy 3.77%
  Belgium 3.23%
  DK 2.96%
  Netherlands 1.89%
  Portugal 1.62%
  Finland 1.35%
  Greece 1.35%
  Spain 1.08%
  Norway 1.08%
  Poland 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 32.63%
ASUS 21.05%
Hewlett-Packard 11.05%
Dell 8.42%
Lenovo 4.74%
MSI 4.21%
Alienware 2.63%
Samsung 1.58%
Medion 1.05%
Toshiba 1.05%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Common models
Acer Predator G5910 9.30%
Acer Predator G5900 3.49%
MSI MS-7816 3.49%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 2.91%
ASUS All Series 2.91%
MSI MS-7918 2.91%


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