What is service_kms.exe?

service_kms.exe is part of Service_KMS according to the service_kms.exe version information.

service_kms.exe's description is "Service_KMS"

service_kms.exe is usually located in the 'c:\program files\kmspico\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected service_kms.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on service_kms.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameService_KMS
File descriptionService_KMS
Internal nameService_KMS.exe
Original filenameService_KMS.exe
Legal copyright
Product version11.0.0.0
File version11.0.0.0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameService_KMS
File descriptionService_KMS
Internal nameService_KMS.exe
Original filenameService_KMS.exe
Legal copyright
Product version11.0.0.0
File version11.0.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

The verification of service_kms.exe's digital signature failed.

PropertyValue
Signer nameByELDI Certificate
Certificate issuer nameByELDI Certificate
Certificate serial numberab81dc9f367529be42665b07570ffa05

VirusTotal report

3 of the 50 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the service_kms.exe file. That's a 6% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Agnitum Riskware.HackTool!h165J60L9yc
Comodo ApplicUnwnt.Win32.HackTool.IdleKMS.~A
ESET-NOD32 a variant of MSIL/HackTool.IdleKMS.C
3 of the 50 anti-virus programs detected the service_kms.exe file.

service_kms.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove service_kms.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the service_kms.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that service_kms.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate service_kms.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the service_kms.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate service_kms.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    c:\program files\kmspico\service_kms.exe
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the service_kms.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If service_kms.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If service_kms.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If service_kms.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that service_kms.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above








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Filename variants

service_kms.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

service_kms.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\program files\kmspico\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD53c19c8cbc7917fee066cb7a116d3f326
SHA2563656e89f194bd27cd67d4f06a4a01e005f129e77e478f953ac1de53d168cd9a9

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to service_kms.exe:

service_kms.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

service_kms.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Service_KMS has stopped working.

End Program - service_kms.exe. This program is not responding.

service_kms.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

service_kms.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with the file?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with the file:



What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 7% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 41 users.

User vote results: There were 3 votes to remove and 38 votes to keep

Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Jacinto Casas de la Vega writes

0 thumbs

Lo introduje ayer para la activacion FUL de Microsof Office 2013

# 26 Nov 2014, 9:57

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

Here's the current anti-virus detections:

* Agnitum Riskware.HackTool!h165J60L9yc 20150107
* Comodo ApplicUnwnt.Win32.HackTool.IdleKMS.~A 20150108
* ESET-NOD32 a variant of MSIL/HackTool.IdleKMS.C 20150108
* Sophos KMS Activator 20150108

# 9 Jan 2015, 1:25

Hansen writes

2 thumbs

This is a Windows Activator spoof server. People install this with fake Windows installations so the activate product pop-up will not show up. While some AV detect it as a virus, it's actually very common here.

# 29 Sep 2016, 8:09

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