What is klnagent.exe?

The genuine klnagent.exe file is a software component of Kaspersky Administration Kit by Kaspersky Lab.
"Klnagent.exe" is Kaspersky Lab's Kaspersky Network Agent. It installs in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" and can be uninstalled using the Control Panel "uninstall" applet. (Note that Linux systems, Novell Netware, and ISA Server Enterprise Edition require downloading special builds of this program.) The Network Agent enables remote central management of antivirus settings and performance by network administrators using the Kaspersky Security Center. It can be added where Kaspersky antivirus software is already in use. If it slows network traffic with excessive CPU usage, uncheck "Run Missed Tasks" in the Properties dialog. Kaspersky Lab North America, founded in 2004 by CEO Eugene Kaspersky and others already working with him in pioneer anti-virus research, is the world's largest privately-owned cybersecurity company and one of the fastest-growing, headquartered in Massachusetts, USA with offices in 32 countries. Other cybersecurity companies license and use Kaspersky processes in their products.

KLNAgent stands for Kaspersky Linking Network Agent

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 klnagent.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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Klnagent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with klnagent
Klnagent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Kaspersky Network Agent or Kaspersky Administration Kit Network Agent belongs to software Kaspersky Administration Kit by Kaspersky Lab ( or Kaspersky Lab ZAO (

Description: Klnagent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file klnagent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 91,265 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 95,120 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Klnagent.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with klnagent.exe, you can ask for help from Support, update the program to the latest version or uninstall Agent d'administration de Kaspersky Security or Kaspersky Network Agent software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

Its kaspesky v5 for workstations
kaspersky antivirus uses this file
klnagent.exe is a process from Kaspersky Lab. It can be found in the location of C:\Program Files\kaspersky lab\networkagent.
It slowed internal network traffic to a crawl. SC stop "klnagent" to get the service stopped. Then remove its .exe from the programfiles folders
Klnagent is the network agent component of Kaspersky Endpoint Security that creates communication between an endpoint and Kaspersky management server.
  Branzio23   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of klnagent.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think klnagent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving klnagent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with klnagent. 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 klnagent.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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