What does the klg.dat file do?
The klg.dat process is also known as Spyware Doctor Component and is a part of Spyware Doctor. This software is produced by PC Tools (www.pctools.com). An obsolete or defective version of klg.dat can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Spyware Doctor Component has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Spyware Doctor Component has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- klg.dat has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module klg.dat. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about klg.dat Spyware Doctor Component
klg.dat is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file klg.dat is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 100,864 bytes (50% of all these files), 100,352 bytes, 96,256 bytes or, as the case may be, 99,328 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This klg.dat process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The klg file is not part of the Windows operating system. Klg.dat is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves klg.dat. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about klg?
|Part of the Spyware Doctor Anti-Spyware Program |
|from PC Tools Spyware Doctor (if found in Spyware Doctor directory) |
|Left behind in uninstallation of Spyware Doctor |
|May be viral check link (further information...) |
|it is sicking, just as it was downloaded it we should be able to remove it. |
Summary: 17 users judge klg.dat to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted klg.dat. source: file.net
How to uninstall Spyware Doctor
To remove Spyware Doctor Component from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Spyware Doctor in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if klg.dat (Spyware Doctor Component) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Spyware Doctor Component. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Spyware Doctor Component or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or klg.dat is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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