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 (

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" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,564,528 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 1,572,648 bytes and 16 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. The Kies.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: 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 10/8/7).

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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.


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
I use Kies for my Samsung GT-S7500 galaxy to access and saved images, videos, and all information I have saved in my cellphone.
samsung kies exe
  k p swamy  

Summary: Average user rating of Kies.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think Kies.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think Kies.exe is dangerous and recommend 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 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 Kies.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.

Other processes

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