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What is Kies.exe?

Kies.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Kies.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Kies.exe file information

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 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: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The Kies.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however also read the users 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 7/Vista).

Recommended: Identify Kies.exe related errors

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.


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
kies.exe is a totally unnecessary application

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 recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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