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What is KMS-R@1n.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-R@1n.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-R@1n.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software KMS-R by unknown.

Description: KMS-R@1n.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The KMS-R@1n.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 26,112 bytes (88% of all occurrences), 23,040 bytes or 22,528 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/kms-r@1n.exe.html 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. KMS-R@1n.exe is not a Windows core file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. KMS-R@1n.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name KMS-R@1n.exe, for example Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and RDN/Generic PUP.x (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the KMS-R@1n.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

this program KMS-R@1.exe is a virus. Many antiviruses find it as a malware, and I recommend deleting it ASAP. If it needs administrator privileges click properties- Security- Edit- Click full control- Apply. and then shift-delete it.
  Pilot1001  
gutes programm um aktivierung zu faken
   
this is kms activator for windows ten its one of the first activators to successfully activate an invalid copy of windows 10
  coldlikeice  
Hi, it is not installed as a python package despite the name. You can find KMS-R@1n.exe, KMS-R@1nHook.exe and one named KMService.exe.inutile with some DLL and MUI files in Windows, Windows\System32 and Windows\winsxs directories. It seems they are services installed and launched as a way for MS-Office to run, but as I have a regular version of Office, it runs also without these services. So they can be removed, or at least you can add a new rule for them not to ever be started again, they may be of some use ine the future (but I doubt this). Maybe a spyware, but not a big threat.
  gurkuru  
It's a piece of software used to activate both Windows 10 and Office 2016 .
  Blackwidow82  
This is a key management system hack. Use it at your peril. Real ms software fake licensing
  BLadechob  
KMS-R@1n ist ein Tool um die Windows Aktivierung vorzutäuschen. Hat man kein lizensiertes Windows 10 ist es nützlich, genauso wie bei Office und anderen Microsoft Produkten. Da ich nicht genau weiß was dieses Programm ausserdem anstellt würde ich von der Installation abraten. Beim Installieren muss man den Virenschutz deaktivieren was bestimmt kein gutes Zeichen ist.
  Galileo  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of KMS-R@1n.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks KMS-R@1n.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think KMS-R@1n.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving KMS-R@1n issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KMS-R@1n. 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-R@1n.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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