What is KASocket.dll?

KASocket.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if KASocket.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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KASocket.dll file information

The process known as Kingsoft Antivirus Winsock Module belongs to software Kingsoft Antivirus by Kingsoft (

Description: KASocket.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. KASocket.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 39,936 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 65,536 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. KASocket.dll is not a Windows core file. KASocket.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as KASocket.dll. Therefore, you should check the KASocket.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This belongs to Kingsoft Antivirus by Kingsoft Corporation

Summary: Average user rating of KASocket.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving KASocket issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KASocket. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the KASocket.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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