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What is AutoKMS.exe?

AutoKMS.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if AutoKMS.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

AutoKMS.exe file information

The process known as Office 2010 KMS Activation At Startup belongs to software AutoKMS by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: AutoKMS.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AutoKMS.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 446,258 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 615,936 bytes, 647,168 bytes, 614,400 bytes or 472,576 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/autokms.exe.html 
The process has no file description. The file is not a Windows core file. The AutoKMS.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify AutoKMS.exe related errors

If AutoKMS.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 1,923,584 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 1,725,440 bytes and 4 more variants. There is no description of the program. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. AutoKMS.exe is able to manipulate other programs and record inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AutoKMS.exe, for example Trojan.Generic.6171064 (detected by BitDefender), and Generic PUP.z!gp (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the AutoKMS.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

This is not dangerous, it is used to bypass microsoft office activation
gar nichts
it is used the prevent windows 8 from verifying a cracked Key. Any cracked Windows8 OS needs it
AutoKMS is a keygen. It automatically executes because Office 2010 is a b*** and needs to be reactivated every time you restart the computer.
Bypassing activation by microsoft
Gehört zum Office Toolkit EZ Activator
  Delikan   (further information)
Used for cracking purposes of MS Office 2010 and it is needed to run cracked version
  Emre   (further information)
it hangs system
  prashant d  
bypass for microsoft activation

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AutoKMS.exe: based on 11 votes with 9 user comments.
2 users think AutoKMS.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks AutoKMS.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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