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kav.exe process file

What is kav.exe? Is kav.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: Kaspersky Anti-Virus GUI Part or Personal Pro Tray GUI Component

Product: Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal or Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro

Company: Kaspersky Lab ( or Kaspersky Labs (

File: kav.exe

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38 users ask for this file. 3 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as dangerous.

All comments about kav.exe:
Kenneth Friis Knudsen This is the main application of Kaspersky AntiVirus  See also: Link
Belongs to Kaspersky antivirus
If this file is 32kb then it is likely a virus,beware!
Temo I don't have a kaspersky antivirus, but I have this file in System folder. McAfee calls it new malware.
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