KMSpico is a potentially unwanted program or PUP that claims to allow you to activate Windows and Office for free. However, using this application is practically the same as installing a pirated and cracked version of Microsoft programs. The program was developed by a Chinese company called BnTeam, responsible for several similar activator apps.
When the tool first hit the market, it was advertised as an activator for MS Office and Windows products. This software is not trustworthy and not affiliated with the Microsoft Corporation. KMspico installs may pave the way for further malware infections, installation of potentially unwanted programs, and more. There are many sites that offer a version of KMspico. Be aware that they may come bundled with adware, malware, and other threats, and may quickly harm the computer without the user’s consent.
What Exactly is KMSpico?
The KMS in KMSpico stands for Key Management Service, a technology used by Microsoft to enable services on local networks. This is done to eliminate the need to connect each computer to the corporate authentication server. The network administrator usually connects to the KMS server by executing the procedure remotely and enabling further services. KMspico replaces the existing key with a new license key. In essence, it authorizes a service without a connection to the official KMS server.
Users are advised to stay away or delete KMspico. The application may be used as a system backdoor to install additional malware. KMspico requires users to disable all computer security applications before it can be installed. If the software continues to run, an exception must be made in the system’s default security settings, as the program is recognized as a threat, and the system may automatically prevent it from running. In addition, some users encountered problems with proxy server settings after installing the tool.
Even after you’ve uninstalled KMspico, it is still recommended to look for these executable files and to remove them entirely if found. The files are: tap-windows-9.21.0.exe, KMSELDI.exe, AutoPico.exe, Secoh-qad.exe, Service_KMS.exe, unins000.exe, and UninsHs.exe.
Keep in mind that with time, new versions of KMSpico may appear with different installation files and related processes, so make sure to be on the lookout for unusual new files or behavior from your computer, and have a reputable malware remediation tool installed on your system to perform regular scans.
If you are still having trouble, consider contacting remote technical support options.