What is Service_KMS.exe?

The genuine Service_KMS.exe file is a software component of KMSpico by ELDI.
KMSpico is an activator tool that is used to illegally activate copies of Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and Office 2010/2013/2016. Service_KMS.exe launches the KMSpico program. This is not a critical Windows component and can be removed if known to cause problems. KMSpico uses the Microsoft KMS (Key Management Service), a service that activates programs through the local network, without having to contact Microsoft. KMSpico replaces the installed key with a volume license key, creates an emulated instance of a KMS server on the user's system and forces the target programs to activate through the emulated KMS server. The program is available for free from numerous websites. The creator of KMSpico operates under the alias of ELDI.

Service_KMS stands for Service_ for KMSpico

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 (16% of all occurrences), 745,664 bytes and 31 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 46% 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.

Recommended: Identify Service_KMS.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Service_KMS.exe, for example not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win64.ProcPatcher.a or not-a-virus:RiskTool.MSIL.IdleKMS.g (detected by Kaspersky), and HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS (detected by Microsoft). 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 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks Service_KMS.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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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 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 Service_KMS.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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