What is KMS Server Service.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 KMS Server Service.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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KMS Server Service.exe file information

The process known as KMS Server Emulator Service appears to belong to software KMS Server Emulator Service or Windows Service that emulates a Key Management Service (KMS) Server by My Digital Life Forums.

Description: KMS Server Service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KMS Server Service.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 211,968 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 294,912 bytes and 8 more variants. 
It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. KMS Server Service.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If KMS Server Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 49% dangerous. The file size is 693,248 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 275,968 bytes. The program is not visible. KMS Server Service.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name KMS Server Service.exe, for example HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS (detected by Microsoft), and CRCK_KMSEMU (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the KMS Server Service.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 was having some strange issues with my PC (Win 8) and i ran RKill to stop any programs that could possibly prevent antiviruses and other scans from doing their job. This was the only process it stopped. Just saying
I knw that my anti-virus warned me about it i moved it to quentine.

Summary: Average user rating of KMS Server Service.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving KMS Server Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KMS Server Service. 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 KMS Server Service.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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