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What is Kies.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Kies.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Kies.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Kies
Kies.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Kies belongs to software Samsung Kies or Samsung Electronics CO., LTD by Samsung (www.samsung.com).

Description: Kies.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Kies.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,564,528 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 964,024 bytes and 10 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/kies.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file has a digital signature. The Kies.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The Kies.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with Kies.exe, you may also search for help on the company's website or uninstall Samsung Kies software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Kies.exe. Therefore, you should check the Kies.exe 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.

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User Comments

I just downloaded Kies onto my ne working Samsung galaxy S4 in hopes it could help me sinc emails from outlook on my windows 7 pc. after the download is completed the file asks to be launched I try and launch, it it fails and I'm down on able to find any trace of the file on Monday samsung galaxy
  Jim  
kies.exe is a totally unnecessary application
  starcove  

Summary: Average user rating of Kies.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Kies.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks Kies.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving Kies issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Kies. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 Kies.exe 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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