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Kies by Samsung Electronics CO. (Signed)


There are 9 versions of kies.exe in the wild, the latest version being kies.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 1.22 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Samsung Electronics CO. by VeriSign. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0025% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 25.37 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 29.23 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 67 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is kies.exe?

Samsung Kies is a software application used to communicate between Windows PCs, Samsung mobile phone and tablet devices, usually using a USB cable connection (though wireless LAN Kies connectivity is now possible using some devices). Kies connectivity is via USB cable, wireless LAN connectivity between a Samsung device on which the Kies Wireless Android app is running, and any Windows PC running the Kies full version.


File name:kies.exe
Product name:Kies
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\samsung\kies\kies.exe
Issued to:Samsung Electronics CO.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Tuesday, June 12, 2553

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Kies.)
BitTorrent Inc.
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Samsung Electronics CO., LTD.
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Simplify, sync and keep life up to date with Kies. Manage music, movies and photos. Backup precious contacts and calendars. Or download apps and podcasts and automatically upgrade device firmware. Kie...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of kies.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'KiesPreload' → C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\Kies.exe /preload
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Kies\Kies.exe'
Autoplay handlers
Runs under the registry key 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers'
  • Handler name 'KiesCDOnArrival'

VersionsAll file variations of kies.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
659474582c6e060dbd8ffff97dc892c5 2ee78d1c100baefd97958f5bd70d852c0cd36ee5 1.49 MB
7738c9f1318ea2e747330008c42b9473 c6d69d3b6dd8e91bdf6cdba00adadad685aa30d2 1.49 MB
0b0e48a76797cc0b8128ac64d4fa36cf f41236bd801701e119a426be350c125e98a83300 1.44 MB
65b8106cb122142fd0a4a26783d7963f c7c6fd43a28a34178ca8f6a63380ba07f595dd6c 1.44 MB
8e7af6dd4e43c14d957c0ad7ca0a7b89 3e77b5dfa0cffb2d5903bd8861b02034d9d30bc0 1.41 MB
abb1700e36617799f044fb3437ab6a91 fdfbfefb60e127a8abd14a75186944eba4e845b7 945.43 KB
5fa98dff08ab3453435a44699f278288 6668c48f60a43476c29cbec0c6257cd9e68a28ec 944.93 KB
4835856484d87434bd15eaed93c77eb2 b684713a6facd19432174660466ed7dc4c0faf00 943.43 KB
8f1b067ec0fc5063debc4e10cae46081 85a5ea85a3a103d74faf65a26196b7bd99dda97e 952.93 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.40%
Windows 8 Pro 25.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.81%
Windows 7 Professional 15.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.94%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.59%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 11.11% of Kies.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Acer 21.74%
Dell 17.39%
Toshiba 17.39%
Lenovo 8.70%
Sony 4.35%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
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