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What is KMService.exe?

KMService.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 KMService.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.


KMService.exe file information

The process contains no information about the creator.

Description: KMService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KMService.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 151,552 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/kmservice.exe.html 
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If KMService.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 77% dangerous. The file size is 151,622 bytes (88% of all occurrences), 151,552 bytes, 151,606 bytes or 155,648 bytes. There is no description of the program. KMService.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The KMService.exe file is not a Windows system file.

If KMService.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 151,552 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name KMService.exe, for example HackTool:Win32/Keygen (detected by Microsoft), and HKTL_KEYGEN (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the KMService.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

Detected by Norton Security Scan
  Fawz Hussein  
It is from using a pirated version of Microsoft Office 2010.
  Mike  
This file is not a virus. It is used to crack Microsoft office2010.When Microsoft office2010 is cracked, you no longer need to activate Microsoft office2010 and pay for it.
  Shicky   (further information)
Program for activating an illegal Microsoft office 2010 version
   
KMService is server application which is run on stand-alone computers to enable the Volume License edition of MS Office 2010 to run continuously without the need fo re-activation every 180 days. If the computer were part of a network then the KM Service running on the server keeps Ofice 2010 activated on all connected machines..
  Omar  
Used for pirating MS Office 2010 - may be legit on enterprise machines.
  Alex  
its part of kmplayer and safe
  stonedtech   (further information)
used as office activator
  el barto   (further information)
Pirated Activator for Office.
  John  
Detected by Avast
   
Activator Office
  Remo  
If you want office 2010 free keep it running
   
just is a crack for office 2010, nothing more.
  ShadowA7X  
c:\windows\kmservice.exe
   
It is harmless. It is used for a cracked activator of Office 2010.
  Joe Dohn  
Microsoft Office 2010 activation :D
  Desertworld  
Detected by Malware Bytes.I didn't used MS office 2010
   

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Summary: Average user rating of KMService.exe: based on 25 votes with 17 user comments.
13 users think KMService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 4 users think KMService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade KMService.exe ("not sure about it").


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