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V3 CS Edition


V3 CS Edition is a program developed by AhnLab, Inc. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is v3lite.exe. The software installer includes 54 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of V3 CS Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Korea and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: global.ahnlab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AhnLab\V3 CS Edition
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AhnLab\V3 CS Edition\Uninst.exe -Uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by V3 CS Edition

Program executable:v3lite.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ahnlab\v3 cs edition\v3lite.exe
Additional files:
  • Atampt.dll - AhnLab Tamper Protection Control DLL (ATampt DLL)
  • AtamptNt.sys - AhnLab Common Driver Manager (AhnLab Tamper Protection Driver)
  • CdmAPI.dll - ACDM API DLL
  • CdmCtrl.dll - ACDM Control DLL
  • BTScnCtl.dll - AhnLab V3 Internet Security (BtScnCtl DLL)
  • AHAWKE.DLL - AhnLab TrueFind Technology (AHAWKE DLL)
  • ALWFCtrl.Dll - Ahnlab Internet Security (Ahnlab Internet Security, Network Setup DLL for Vista)
  • AHAWKENT.SYS - AhnLab Security Product (TrueFind Process Driver)
  • AMonLWLH.sys - AhnLab Network Products (AhnLab Network Filter Driver, Level 1)
  • athpexnt.sys - Sample Driver
  • iMeDVpHkU.dll - AhnLab Smart Defense (MeDVpHkU Dll)
  • MeDCore.dll - MeD Engine Core
  • MeDCoreD.sys - MeD Engine Core Driver
  • MeDExt.dll - MeD Engine Extention
  • MeDVpDrv.sys - Ahnlab Behavior Driver
  • MeDVpHkD.sys - Ahnlab Behavior Support Driver
  • MeDVpHkU.dll
  • TSFltCtl.dll - ASD Framework 2.0 (TSFltCtl DLL)
  • V3ElamCt.dll - V3ElamCt DLL
  • asc_main.dll - AhnLab TS Engine ( 6692) unicode)
  • AhnCtlKd.dll - AhnLab Common (AhnLab Kernel Driver Control DLL)
  • AhnMimeP.dll - ASD Framework (Mime Paser Dynamic Link Library)
  • ASDCli.exe - ASDF Command Line
  • ASDCr.exe - ASD Crash Recovery Application
  • ASDi.dll - ASDF Interface Dynamic Link Library
  • ASDSvc.exe - ASDF Service Application
  • ASDUp.exe - ASDF Update Application
  • ASDWsc.exe - ASDF WSC Control Application
  • athelp.dll - ATHelp
  • AupASD.exe - ASDF Update Extension Application
  • Av.dll - AV Dynamic Link Library
  • Core.dll - Core Dynamic Link Library
  • Mdp.dll - MDP Dynamic Link Library
  • mimepp.dll
  • PCTune.dll - PCTune Dynamic Link Library
  • pscan.exe - PScan Application
  • SeDel.dll - SeDel Dynamic Link Library
  • TNNetUtil.dll - TNNetUtil Dynamic Link Library
  • Uninst.exe - V3 CS Edition (V3 CS Edition Uninstaller)
  • AhnRpt.exe - AhnReport
  • AhnTrust.dll - AhnTrust (AhnTrust DLL)
  • pdcfg.dll - V3Lite (V3Lite Extension Module)
  • UpEx.dll - V3Lite Update Extension Module
  • V3Cert.dll - V3Lite Cert Module
  • AhnI2.dll - AhnI2

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ASDSvc.exe runs as a service named 'V3 Lite Service' (V3 Service) "AhnLab V3 Lite Service".

How do I remove V3 CS Edition?

You can uninstall V3 CS Edition 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 V3 CS Edition, 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 V3 CS Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 17%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 RTM Black Edtio... 16.67%
Windows 8 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.45%
  Korea 36.36%
  France 9.09%
  Canada 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 40.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE60... 25.00%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE60... 25.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 25.00%
Dell Latitude E6320 25.00%


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