What is KiesPDLR.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 KiesPDLR.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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KiesPDLR.exe file information

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

The process known as Samsung Kies belongs to software Samsung Kies or KiesPDLR by Samsung ( or Samsung Electronics CO., LTD (

Description: KiesPDLR.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. KiesPDLR.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 844,656 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 845,120 bytes and 15 more variants. 
KiesPDLR.exe is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). It is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. KiesPDLR.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Samsung Kies (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) contact Customer Service.

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If KiesPDLR.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 1,015,104 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The KiesPDLR.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The KiesPDLR.exe file is digitally signed. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). KiesPDLR.exe is not a Windows system file. KiesPDLR.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as KiesPDLR.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the KiesPDLR.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

Samsung KIES is a PC program that allows you to backup and enter data (such as contact data) into your Samsung smartphone (such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII).
    (further information)
Is used to sync Samsung phones alongside the Kies program. Is necessary for Kies, but not for Windows.

Summary: Average user rating of KiesPDLR.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks KiesPDLR.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving KiesPDLR issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KiesPDLR. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the KiesPDLR.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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