How to Uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security 2013/2012/2011/2010 – Kaspersky Internet Security Antivirus Suite Removal Tool (for Windows 7)

October 15, 2012 Updated: Video Guide for KIS 2013 Uninstallation

Troubleshooting Tips & Resolution: If you had multiple Anti-Virus software (virus protection, virus scanner and more), security suite installed on your device, it most probably make your Windows freeze, CPU & RAM run high and many other common, typical and/or unknown computer issues. Then, starting the uninstallation option for KIS 2013 is a wise choice, and for some other reasons: replace KIS 2013 with another brand(s) of security software. Typically and/or Commonly, you can automatically remove KIS 2013 following the instructions by Windows’ Add or Remove Programs / Programs and Features utility; and/or Kapskersky Lab’s default remover. But, you may find the KIS 2013 have been removed from "Currently Installed Programs" list; or the default uninstaller for it got problematic, in which case would disable your attempts to automatically remove it from your Windows computer. Then the below professional, perfect uninstall tool will reenable you to forcibly remove it and, related files and registry keys remained in your Windows system, and in Registry Editor; and get rid of many other various Kaspersky products, such as Kaspersky PURE, KAV 2013/2012, Kaspersky Password Manager.

Now, you can read the following steps to uninstall KIS 2013…

  1. Open up the Start menu and then the All Programs or Programs list.
  2. Click the Kaspersky Internet Security Technical Previ(ew) entry on the list. Scroll down that folder and then run the Remove Kaspersky Internet Security Tec(chnical Preview) application by using your administrative accounts on your Windows.
  3. When you see the following Preview window appears, click the Next button on it to start the express uninstallation of KIS 2013.
  4. If you wanna re-install KIS 2013 or its lower version of it, you can select the License information option and more other listed options, click the Next again.
  5. Click the Remove button on the following “Remove to uninstall” window.
  6. Please wait while the uninstallation was in progress; and for Windows Vista/7 guys, you then need to select the Yes option from the following UAC by KIS 2013 program. Then wait again.
  7. When you see the below uninstallation survey page, you can close it directly.
  8. Click the Yes button on the last Preview information box to restart your computer.
  9. For some top Windows end-users, you may then start the below manual search and removal for KIS 2013’s unwanted leftover files and registry files in your system.

Need Some Kaspersky Lab Products Removal Help with Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Uninstall Error on Your Windows 7 Machine? Or Your Windows Just Couldn’t Connect to the Web?!

For some improper uninstall (steps) of KIS 2012 you proceeded, then please first backup your older edition of Hosts file saved in %WinDir%\System32\Drivers\Etc as system Administrator, then you need to visit Microsoft Support, then please copy and then paste the right Host content for your Windows version you are running: right click on the old Hosts file in your system, then please run Open command on your right menu, locate and highlight the Notepad application, click OK button, then please reboot your Windows. Or you would need to re-install the version of Kaspersky software, then you could follow my KIS 2012 removal video tips shown below to safely uninstall it.

What Should You Do before You Are About to Uninstall KIS 2012?

1. Log on your system as Administrator, save your personal data, then close any Windows applications you were running, then please go on backup and move the whole Windows Registry file on your Non-system disk.

2. And for the KIS 2012 antivirus software running in Windows Taskbar, you can click on the letter K in red color, then scroll up and run Exit command:

3. To safely uninstall KIS 2012, then you may check out all the processes running in Windows Task Manager. If you find the two avp.exe running in Processes tab, you can try to run your Kaspersky application then quit it again before you uninstall it.

3. Get and copy the below detailed info on your version of KIS 2012 for further tech support: launch your KIS 2012 app, then click Support link on the left bottom of it:

  • Title: Kaspersky Internet Security Support
  • Application version: (a.b.c.d)
  • Database release data: …
  • Operating system:
  • License:

How Can You Uninstall KIS 2012 Employing Windows Add or Remove Programs and Other Related Links on Your Windows Platforms?

1. Click your Home key/Start > Settings > Controal Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP)/ Uninstall a program (Windows Vista/7).

2. Reading the Support Info recorded by your Windows, then you click Change/Remove button behind KIS 2012 item (119.00MB) to launch Windows installer. Follow the below screenshots to remove KIS 2012.

NOTE Click Next button.

NOTE You can select Complete uninstall or Save option for it.

NOTE Click Remove.

NOTE You need to wait seconds for it.

NOTE Click Yes to restart your Windows. And if you just are unable to complete the uninstallation of KIS 2012, please review my video guide and, run the Uninstaller to forcibly uninstall it.

Advanced Section: Search out and then Remove Following KIS 2012 Registry Keys Remained on Your Disk

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603, 000 – Kaspersky
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\KIS 2012, Order – 00D8 4B 41 53 50 45 52 7E 32 KASPER~2
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache, C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\KIS 2012\avp.exe – Kaspersky Anti-Virus; C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\KIS 20122\starter.exe – Kaspersky Anti-Virus Launcher

Review 1: What Has KIS 2012 Installed in Your System?

Preface: Please learn these Kaspersky items created on your Windows detailed below that would help you manully & completely uninstall KIS 2012 later on.

  • Open up My Computer, you may see a file folder, named Safe Run shared folder with Kaspersky antivirus software logo
  • Right click the Local Area Connection icon (with two computers) in Taskbar, then enter Status item, then click the Properties tab on Local Are Connection Status window, you would find the Kaspersky An-Virus NDIS Filter driver installed
  • Right click on the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop, enter Properties, go on visit Programs tab on Internet Properties window, press the Manage Add-ons… button, then you will learn that the FilterBHO Class, IEVkbdBHO Class, URLs check, Virtual Keyborad by Kaspersky Lab added to your Windows Inernet Explorer. If you couldn’t uninstall KIS 2012 successfully, then you can visit this Manage Add-ons box again, locate thoose FOUR Kaspersky security add-ons, then tick Disable option in Settings, and then Yes option on Add-on Status message. Read more Kasper plugins removal guides below to help you uninstall KIS 2012.
  • And for those Kaspersky items added to your Mozilla Firefox Web browser tool, please open up any version of Firefox you installed, then visit Tools menu, then the Add-ons item, you would see Kaspersky extensions added, they are Anti-Banner, Kaspersky URL Advisor and the Kaspersky Virtual Keyboard What you need to highlight the THREE items, then click Uninstall button on Firefox Add-ons window.

Review 2: Some More Detailed KIS 2012 Files Information Produced in Your Windows

1. Click Start > Programs > enter the KIS 2012 file folder > right click on the KIS 2012 link/shortcut for your KIS (2012) main application > enter Properties item > click Find Target… tab > you will finally enter the KIS 2012 main installation folder, located in C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\KIS 2012

  • StartMenu, File Folder, 10.2 KB (10,530 bytes)
  • abhelper.dll, Unknown application extension for Kaspersky Anti-Banner helper component, v12.0.0.374, 108 KB (110,992 bytes); Copyright, © 1997-2011 Kaspersky Lab ZAO.; Internal Name, ABHELPER; Legal Trademarks, Kaspersky™ Anti-Virus ® is registered trademark of Kaspersky Lab ZAO.; Original File name, ABHELPER.DLL; Product Name, Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • am_facade.dll.1326699900_2553_4126.removeOnNextReboot, Unknown REMOVEONNEXTREBOOT File/application for Antimalware Facade by Kaspersky Lab ZAO, 264 KB (270,736 bytes), v12.0.0.382; Original File name, am_facade.dll
  • avp, Kaspersky Anti-Virus application, 197 KB (202,296 bytes), v12.0.0.374; Copyright, © 1997-2011 Kaspersky Lab ZAO.; Orginal File name, AVP.EXE;
  • avpinit.dll, Application Extension for Kaspersky Anti-Virus Init Lib, 12.3 KB (12,688 bytes); Internal Name, avpinit;
  • avzscan.ppl, PPL File for AVZ Scanner, v12.0.0.374; Original File name, AVZscan.PPL
  • envupdate, Registration Entries open with Windows Registry Editor, Registration Entries
  • excludemanager.dll, Application Extension for file and activity exclude manager, 120 KB (123,280 bytes), v12.0.0.374; Internal Name, excludemanager;
  • grub, Application, 232 KB (237,849 bytes); Cmd line, C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\grub.exe;
  • ie_banner_deny, 1.41 KB (1,452 bytes)
  • kas_cpconvert.dll, Application Extension for Convert dynamic library, 168 KB (172,432 bytes), v8, 5, 0, 1 or; Copyright, © 1997-2010 Kaspersky Lab ZAO. All Rights Reserved.; Internal Name/Original File name, cpconvert-5-0-1.dll; Product Name, KAS-Engine;Product Verison, 5, 0, 0, 0
  • kbrd, Icon, Unknown application, 7.70 KB (7,886 bytes)
  • kldw.prg, PRG File, 706 bytes (706 bytes)
  • localization_manager.dll, Application Extension for Localization Manager, 568 KB (582,032 bytes)
  • opera_banner_deny, VBScript Script File open with Microsoft (R) Windows Based Script Host, 333 bytes (333 bytes)
  • patch_b, Patch registrar application, 56.2 KB (57,648 bytes), v12.0.0.397; Internal Name, PatchHelper; Original File name, PatchHelper.exe
  • qtcore4.dll, C++ application development framework, 2.01 MB (2,118,032 bytes); Copyright, Copyright (C) 2011 Nokia Corporation and/or its subsidiary(-ies).; Original File name, QtCore4.dll; Product Name, Qt4
  • qtdeclarative4.prg, PRG File, 706 bytes (706 bytes)
  • qtnetwork4.dll, C++ application development framework, 740 KB (758,160 bytes); Company, Nokia Corporation and/or its subsidiary(-ies); File Version,; Original File name, QtNetwork4.dll; Product Name, Qt4
  • sbstart, Starter for sandboxed application(s), 96.3 KB (98,704 bytes), v12.0.0.396; Orginal File name, sbstart.exe;
  • setup, 4.73 KB (4,844 bytes)
  • splash_screen.dll, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Splash Screen app, 260 KB (266,640 bytes); Internal Name, splash_screen;
  • threats_disinfection.dll, Application Extension for disinfection tool, 456 KB (467,344 bytes); Internal Name, THREATS_DISINFECTION; Original File name, THREATS_DISINFECTION.DLL

Note: You can run the Remove Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Shortcut saved in C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2012\StartMenu\KIS\Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 to help you uninstall it automatically. Learn some details on it below:

  • Info: Remove Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
  • Type of file: Shortcut
  • Description: Windows® installer
  • Location: C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\KIS 2012\StartMenu\KIS\Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
  • Size: 733 bytes (733 bytes)
  • Size on disk: 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes)
  • Target type: Application
  • Target location: system32
  • Target: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /i{45E557D6-2271-4F13-8101-C620B4285AB0}
  • Start in: C:\WINDOWS\system32\
  • Shortcut key: None
  • Run: Normal window
  • Comment: No

The rest of KIS 2012 automatic removal wizards are similar to our previous blog entry, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 Uninstall Guide. Please pay a visit to the removal entry above.

How Can You Restore Windows Hosts File to Fix KIS Uninstall Error

Please Learn Some More Original Hosts File Info That Help You Fix Kaspersky Internet Security Uninstall Error

Note: This is the original Host file for those users running a Microsoft® Windows® XP/ Server 2003 Operating System to repair Kaspersky Internet Security uninstall error.

Note: This is for those ends who are running Windows Vista/ Windows Server 2008 Operating System to solve Kaspersky Internet Security uninstall problem.

Note: For Windows 7 users, please follow and then paste the details shown above to fix KIS uninstall error. Again, for common Windows starters, you can review the demo for Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 uninstall; and it’s recommended running the Auto Uninstaller to effectively clean its traces left in your Windows systems. After that, you can re-install it or other newer version of it later-on.

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