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How to Remove AutoKMS from Your Computer

To completely purge AutoKMS from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with AutoKMS. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the AutoKMS files and folders, see the following section How to Delete AutoKMS Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).

How to Delete AutoKMS Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with AutoKMS are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the AutoKMS files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%PROFILE%]\Downloads\KMSpico 10.1.6 FINAL + Portable (Office and Windows 10 Activator) [TechTools.NET]\KMSpico 10.1.6 FINAL + Portable (Office and Windows 10 Activator) [TechTools.NET]\KMSpico Portable\AutoPico.exe
[%PROFILE%]\Downloads\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%DESKTOPDIRECTORY%]\KMS Tools Portable\Programs\MSAct++ 2.07.1\MSAct++ x64.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\AppZ\Office\MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2010 X86 X64\Off.2010.14.0.7237.5000.x86.sanet.st\Off.2010.14.0.7237.5000.x86.sanet.st\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%PROFILE_TEMP%]\Rar$EXa0.072\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%DESKTOPDIRECTORY%]\KMSAuto.Net.2016.v1.5.3.Portable-Ratiborus\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\KMSPico\KMSpico 10.0.9.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Downloads\Software\Microsoft\Office\Office 2016\Geek Tutos - KMS Activator\Activador KMSAC\KMSAC1.4.2\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Activators+Dotnet 4.7.1\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\down\apps\KMS Tools Portable 1.5.0\Programs\Office 2013-2019 C2R Install v6.5.3\OInstall.exe
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\KMS Tools 2018\Programs\KMSAuto Net 2016 v1.5.3 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\$Recycle.Bin\[%USER_SID%]\$RU9TSQ8.2\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\PENDRIVE\Ativando Todas Versões Windows 7.exe\KMSPICO 10 BAIXELOGO\KMSPICO 10 BAIXELOGO\Install\KMSpico_setup.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Download\Microsoft\Office\Office 2013-2019 C2R 6.5.7\Office 2013-2019 C2R 6.5.7\OInstall.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\util wiin 7-8-10\Win 10 Win 8.1 & Win 7\kmspico10 ATiv win10\kmspico10_www.tudofree.net\Install\kmspico_setup.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\util wiin 7-8-10\KMSpico.v10.0.10240.BETA-heldigard\KMSpico Install\KMSpico_setup.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\office 2016 pro\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%DESKTOPDIRECTORY%]\escritoioo\Activador auto pico\AutoPico.exe
[%COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY%]\Activators+Dotnet 4.6.2\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Nueva carpeta\Nueva carpeta\rec\Nueva carpeta\ActivWin10\gKMSAuto Net.exe
[%APPDATA%]\WorldWide\KMSTools\prerequisites\Programs\KMSAuto Net 2016 v1.5.3 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\Respaldos\Software\KMSAuto.Net.2016.v1.5.3.Portable-Ratiborus\KMSAuto.Net.2016.v1.5.3.Portable-Ratiborus\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\KMSpico.v10.1.6.Final.Install.Edition-HELDiGARD\KMSpico Portable\AutoPico.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Backup\Desktop 20181030\kmsauto net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM + Activator [TechTools.NET]\ACTIVE FILES\Classified\AppNee.com.KMSAuto.Net.Portable.v1.4.2\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\$Recycle.Bin\[%USER_SID%]\$RQPGUV6.5000\KMSpico v9.3.1 Final\Setup.exe
[%DESKTOPDIRECTORY%]\ServerRevenge\ProgramData\KMSAuto\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\Downloads\Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus v16.0.4639.1000 (x86+x64) March 2018 + Crack [CracksNow]\Activator\KMSAuto Net 2016 1.5.3 Portable [CracksNow]\KMSAuto Net 2016 1.5.3 Portable [CracksNow]\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Activators\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\KMSAuto.Net.2016 1.5.3\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\Microsoft Office 2016 VL ProPlus English (x86-x64) June 2016\AppNee.com.KMSAuto.Lite.v1.4.2.x86.x64\KMSAuto x64.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\Microsoft Office 2016 VL ProPlus Visio Project 64-bit\AppNee.com.KMSAuto.Lite.v1.4.2.x86.x64\KMSAuto x64.exe
[%WINDOWS%]\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\KMSAuto Lite 1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto x64.exe
[%PROFILE%]\Downloads\KMSAuto_Net_2015_v1.4.+2\KMSAuto_Net_2015_v1.4.2\KMSAuto_Net_2015_v1.4.2\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY%]\Activators+Dotnet 4.7.1\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\Removable Disk\soft\win-L-2.2.1\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\gKMSAuto Net.exe
[%PROFILE%]\Downloads\Activador\KMSpico Installer\KMSpico_setup.exe
[%PROFILE_TEMP%]\Rar$EXa0.356\KMSAuto.Net.Portable.v1.4.2\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Windows.old\Program Files\KMSpico\Service_KMS.exe
[%APPDATA%]\ZHP\Quarantine\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\NORA_05-05-2018\Downloads\KMSpico v10.0.4 (Office and windows activator) (1)\KMSpico v10.0.4 (Office and windows activator) [TechTools.NET]\KMSpico_setup.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Control Panel\ActivatorX\KMSpico\KMSpico_setup.exe
[%PROFILE_TEMP%]\Rar$EXa0.992\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%PROFILE_TEMP%]\Rar$EXa0.984\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%PROFILE_TEMP%]\Temp1_KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable.zip\KMSAuto Net 2015 v1.4.2 Portable\KMSAuto Net.exe
[%DESKTOPDIRECTORY%]\KMSpico.v10.0.4.FINAL-heldigard\KMSpico Installer\KMSpico_setup.exe
[%WINDOWS%]\Ativador Windows 10.exe
[%DESKTOPDIRECTORY%]\kevin\Microsoft y Avast FUll Y PROGRAMAS\Microsoft Full\Office 2016 by FadedFire\Activador JG\AutoPico.exe
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\Windows 10 Activator\KMSpico_setup.exe
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\01 - SOFTWARE HYPERMARKET\28 - Activatoare Windows & Microsoft Office\Activatoare Windows 10 si Microsoft Office\KMSpico 10.1.6 FINAL + Portable (Office and Windows 10 Activator)\KMSpico Portable\AutoPico.exe
[%PROFILE%]\Downloads\34381tomwong.OpenZippedFilesInstantly_61rj9pqamepny!App\Activador de office LiTecan3\AutoPico.exe

Hacker Tool

Hacker tools are utilities designed to help hackers gain control of remote computers in order to use them as zombies (in DoS attacks, for example), download other malicious programs into those computers, or use them for other malicious purposes.

Be Aware of the Following Hacker Tool Threats:

Sniffit, Badtrans, Massacre, KillAV.bk, Small.cf.

How Did My PC Get Infected with AutoKMS?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with AutoKMS:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like AutoKMS. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like AutoKMS.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including AutoKMS, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting AutoKMS^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with AutoKMS:

PC is working very slowly

AutoKMS can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with AutoKMS.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

AutoKMS can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. AutoKMS may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

AutoKMS may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

AutoKMS may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.