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Should I remove Samsung Kies3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #351
United States Rank #793
Reach 1.7432%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.61 days
696.59 days >
Average installed length: 366.00 days


3.2.16084.2 4.35%
3.2.16044.2 6.56%
3.2.16035.2 0.94%
3.2.16011.2 2.74%
3.2.15072.2 10.09%
3.2.15041.2 13.94%
3.2.15024.8 6.40%
3.2.15022.8 0.97%
3.2.15013.17 6.43%
3.2.14113.3 7.77%
3.2.14105.12 0.01%
3.2.14083.17 4.18%
3.2.14083.14 0.00%
3.2.14083.9 3.68%
3.2.14081.14 0.01%
3.2.14072.12 4.26%
3.2.14072.3 0.01%
3.2.14071.4 0.01%
3.2.14064.14 0.02%
3.2.14055.3 5.89%
3.2.14054.16 0.01%
3.2.14053.9 0.01%
3.2.14034.17 4.74%
3.2.14034.12 1.09%
3.2.14024.11 3.27%
3.2.14013.45 3.48%
3.2.14013.22 0.17%
3.2.13114.22 5.05%
3.1.13103.22 2.84%
3.0.13091.39 1.06%

Typically installed together

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Samsung Kies3

What is Samsung Kies3?  (from Samsung Electronics)

Samsung Kies connects your mobile phone to your PC, making it easier for you to synchronize data between devices and find new apps. When you connect your mobile device to Kies via a USB cable, you will be automatically notified of any updates to your device firmware that are available.


Samsung Kies3 is a software program developed by Samsung Electronics. The most common release is 3.2.15041.2, 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. The primary executable is named Kies3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 76.58 MB (80,300,964 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 28% of users of Samsung Kies3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsung.com/levant/support/usefulsoftware/KIES
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{88547073-C566-4895-9005-EBE98EA3F7C7}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 76.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Samsung Kies3

Program executable:Kies3.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies3\Kies3.exe
Additional files:
  • MObexDll.dll - Device Services (Obex Module)
  • SCommon.dll
  • SLocales.dll
  • cximageu.dll (by Pizzolato Davide - www.xdp.it) - cximage
  • ErrorReport.exe - Kies (ErrorReprt)
  • Kies3.exe
  • KiesUpdateClient.exe - Kies Update Client
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • basscd.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASSCD
  • bassenc.dll - BASSenc
  • bassflac.dll - BASSFLAC
  • basswma.dll - BASSWMA
  • cairo.dll
  • freetype6.dll
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libpng14-14.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Kies3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2FA4743-B47F-47A0-9A98-0D6C7FC568E0}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Kies3.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SamsungKies' which loads as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies3\Kies3.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Kies3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies3\Kies3.exe'.

How do I remove Samsung Kies3?

You can uninstall Samsung Kies3 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 Samsung Kies3, 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 Samsung Kies3.

Win 10 47%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.18%
Windows 10 47.28%
Windows XP 2.29%
Windows Vista 2.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.24%
Windows 10 Home 12.89%
Windows 8.1 12.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.94%
Windows 10 Pro 7.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.44%
  Germany 18.00%
  Italy 8.45%
  United Kingdom 5.13%
  France 4.74%
  Canada 2.80%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  Australia 2.16%
  Austria 1.69%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Spain 1.46%
  Sweden 1.31%
  Saudi Arabia 1.21%
  India 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.04%
Acer 18.18%
Dell 16.80%
ASUS 12.73%
Medion 5.67%
Samsung 5.43%
Toshiba 5.33%
Lenovo 4.83%
Intel 1.24%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.07%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.85%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.42%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.16%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com


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