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What is KMS-QAD.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-QAD.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-QAD.exe file information

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: KMS-QAD.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KMS-QAD.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 22,528 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/kms-qad.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. KMS-QAD.exe is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as KMS-QAD.exe. Therefore, you should check the KMS-QAD.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.

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User Comments

On my PC with Windows 10 64 Pro from Windows 7 Pro 64, 22 Kb File on C: Windows/, checked with total Virus scanners, Zone Alarm Extreme Security and malwarebites, no security problem found.
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Summary: Average user rating of KMS-QAD.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving KMS-QAD issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KMS-QAD. 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-QAD.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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