How to remove the KMS-R@1nhook virus

Most antivirus programs identify KMS-R@1nhook.exe as malware—for instance McAfee identifies it as RDN/Generic PUP.x, and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.15325278 or Application.Patcher.T.

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KMS-R@1nhook.exe file information

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Description: KMS-R@1nhook.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KMS-R@1nhook.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,608 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 5,120 bytes or 4,096 bytes. 
The KMS-R@1nhook.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The KMS-R@1nhook.exe file is not a Windows system file. KMS-R@1nhook.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. KMS-R@1nhook.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify KMS-R@1nhook.exe related errors

Important: You should check the KMS-R@1nhook.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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Best practices for resolving KMS-R@1nhook issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active KMS-R@1nhook process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the KMS-R@1nhook.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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