What is Service_KMS.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 Service_KMS.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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Service_KMS.exe file information

The process known as Service_KMS belongs to software KMSpico (version v10, 6) or Service_KMS by @ByELDI or ByELDI Certificate.

Description: Service_KMS.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Service_KMS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 966,336 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 985,280 bytes and 27 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Service_KMS.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with Service_KMS.exe, you can uninstall the software KMSpico or KMSpico v10 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program) or contact Customer Service.

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If Service_KMS.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 98,304 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The Service_KMS.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Service_KMS.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Service_KMS.exe, for example HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS (detected by Microsoft), and TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OKB15 or TROJ_GEN.R031C0EBG15 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the Service_KMS.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

It's a software crack for Microsoft Office 2015, i installed it on purpose so won't have to pay for something that should come on the pc for free

Summary: Average user rating of Service_KMS.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 Service_KMS issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Service_KMS. 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.

To help you analyze the Service_KMS.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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