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Process name: Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service or Defender Pro Anti-Virus Service or Steganos AntiVirus Service or Kaspersky Antivirus Service
Product: Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro or Defender Pro or Антивирус Касперского Personal or Defender Pro Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations or Steganos AntiVirus or Netintelligence Anti-Virus or Plesk 7.6.1 for Microsoft
Company: Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) or Kaspersky Labs (www.kaspersky.com) or Defender Pro LLC or Steganos GmbH
File: kavsvc.exe


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of kavsvc.exe: 4 based on 55 votes. Read also the 40 reviews.

997 users ask for this file. 38 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 8 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about kavsvc.exe:
NDeangiver Kapersky Anti Virus Service part of Defender pro 2005  See also: Link
Deangiver Part of defender pro anti virus software
shakee Anti-Virus Engine...
eric it shut down my computer completeley
x takes all the process of my CPU... DAMN..! the anti-virus is a virus itself...
Raven Really good protection against viruses and trojans. Fast and modest to CPU and other system resources.  See also: Link
george orwell anti virus program
mcb24126 I've never used Kaspersky AVS. Did recently have a bad bout with a virus and a bunce of adware and spyware, and this program seems to be left over from that. Ulitmate Troubleshooter says its loaded from irrmrm.exe, which is in Winnt/System32. No matter how many times I delete irrmrm, or how, it regenerates. It's doing something I can't stop, which tells me it could be dangerous, but I can't be sure.
Lars part of kaspersky anti virus
yoav Kaspersky anti virus - safe
Raptor I was told it was a great anti virus program, I cant delete it at all and it uses 18,724k or memory and it wont let me remove it, avoid this software
RP-desktopsupport If accompanied by random 6-dig. .exe file in C:\winnt\system32 folder and rkdk.exe in Allusers\startup: It is a trojan
john jr Microsoft Anti-spyware detects this as trojan.startup.nameshifter.kavsvc... I would be more inclined to believe something from Microsoft than a second rate anti-virus program
Jim Lyons Uses 100% of cpu slows down other programs stops access to symantec online virus checker and stops log on to othe sites Supermarkets Family history sites .
Superknown Kaspersky personal suite 2005 AV Anti Hack Anti SPAM. This is the absolute best anti Virus program ever
Per Kaspersky antivirus - KAV. Safe. The best anti-virus
ahrrrrr1 wish i could get shut of it....enemy withinn
it takes over your computer bad. uses all your resources can run anything else
MSL It will not allow me to end its process, which is needed for the uninstillation of the program--i have a new AV program, and want to "uninstall" this one now but it will not allow me to do so. The thing is: I'm not sure as to whether or not I have ever Installed it (with my own consent). It comes with System Mech. 5 pro., which porgram I DID install, but was unable to activate Kaspersky AV (or the Kaspersky firewall porgram). Either way, it somehow became installed on my computer and now I want it off of it and cannot do so.
Toly get real
very good anti virus programm with automatic updates ; totally harmless
flitsch viruskiller
superknown The Top Dog on all anti viruses. 1 drawback very long scans, but you can still work while scanning. Kaspersky is the best with very small recources
Jinx Uses about 18,000 KB of memory, and does not allow an option to shut off, not even with System Mechanic 6 Professional, which comes with the Kaspersky Anti-Virus, and shows that as a seperate process.
Anders Very good antivirus. I like it a lot. Uses 0% CPU load when idle and about 18 Mb RAM.  See also: Link
Invelliose It Eats u[ CPU (99-100%) and slow's down computer when i try to run other programs...(i.e. internet....ect.
np I don't like that it will not uninstall, this can cause a lot of problems
Doyle This is definitly NOT a virus/trojan. It is part of the Kaspersky Anti-Virus database and it is one of the best anti-viruses avialable on the market, detects trojans, keyloggers, sub7 trojans and many many others. For the guy that said a Microsoft program detected it as a virus, the Microsoft program probably detected a file with a virus that is in the quarentine section of Kaspersky which contains virus files isolated from other files but not deleted in Kaspersky. This is the best AV and much better then any Microsoft product.
MickyS Kaspersky Antivirus. Best Anti-V on the market. I would trust their work over Microsofts.
Nqchos Kaspersky is the man who created the heuristic scan and all other anti-virus software are using his technology. If your computer become unusable, it's because you may still had another anti-virus software installed at the same time. Kaspersky Anti-virus and the firewall Anti-Hacker from the same company are the best. I highly recommend it, but remove your old software first of all.
Rob Best Anti Virus Program.
Mark A very good anti-virus program that you can program how you want. Blocks most of the trojans, worms, and viruses. Never had problems with it. I use it with Outpost firewall Pro.  See also: Link
Ahmad Mohammad I finally removed this mess by renaming the kavsvc.exe file in the "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal" folder, then uninstalling it and restart, LIFE IS MUCH BETTER NOW.
Mine did not show up untill I loaded
Pet. It's Kaspersky anti-virus.
not2old Eats up so much system resources, feel like I have a 286. I had to reload 3 times, each time it would block my internet. Junk.
Kevin: MCP, MCDST It will slow a computer down that doesnt have enough RAM during a full scan. Change the settings of your program to have it run a full scan at a time that you are not using your computer.
Derrick Just got it yesterday and Im not able to quarantine trojan viruses easily from my system32 file. Yeah I know my computer has gone to $#*@. :)
Howard Came as part of Defender Pro 5-in-1 and is rated very highly as an anti-virus. True, has a long scan time and it uploads virus definitions every 3 hours which slow down my computer somewhat, but I haven't any problems and I'm not in any particular hurry.
me used by both Kaspersky AV and Defender Pro AV. Uses a lot of system resources, but vital to those programs.

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