What is KMSAutoS?

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Rasmus6

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I bought a PC today (it came with Windows 10 Home). When I scanned it with Windows Defender I noticed that there is an exclusion for KMSAutoS. It's located in C:\ProgramData\KMSAutoS. Is it harmful? Where is it from?
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Here is a link to an article describing how to extract your product key using the software "ProduKey". I don't know if Microsoft has a record of who they originally sold Product Keys to, but if you contact them, they would probably be interested in the Product Key on your computer:

http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-find-windows-10-product-key-3632749/

I can't vouch for the software, I just learned about it from the linked article. Perhaps there are other ways to extract the product key.
 

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From what i know KMS is a tool used to remove the windows watermark so that Windows thinks it's been activated even though it's not. Where did you buy the pc from?
 

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It is a tool used to illegally activate a Windows OS install.
From where did you obtain this PC and its OS?
 

Colif

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I found this but would hope you have a legit licence on a new PC

KMS activator is just a Windows activator which fools Windows OS and install a program in your system and create a service which just Reset your Windows OS Activation after every 30 or 180 days. But what you’ll see is that your Windows is activated.
https://www.quora.com/Is-KMS-Activator-a-virus-program-malware

might help to run another AV apart from defender, see what Bitdefender Free finds
 

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I bought it from an Estonian site/company. manguarvutid.ee/dreamline.ee
Should I remove it? If I would remove it, what will happen to my windows?
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I bought it from an Estonian site/company. manguarvutid.ee/dreamline.ee It came with Windows installed.
Should I remove it? If I would remove it, what will happen to my windows?
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Well, it will become unactivated.
If you thought you paid them for a system with a valid, licensed OS...they ripped you off. They charged you money for something that cost them $0.
I'm sure Microsoft would be very interested in knowing that this company is doing this.

Call them up, give them the info....Microsoft will probably even give you a valid license for free.


Additionally, if this company does that...what else exists in your system? Keylogger, other virus, etc, etc.
 

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I'll contact them and ask about it, maybe I can get a legit Windows copy from them.
 

USAFRet

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Don't bother contacting that company. They know exactly what they are doing.
They'll just blow you off with some technobabble.

If they gave you one illegal Windows OS already, why would you trust them to give you something actually valid?

Contact Microsoft.
 

Rasmus6

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Can't they send me an activation code? If they won't I'll contact windows.
 

USAFRet

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They who...the store where you bought it from?
Sure...they'll send you a bogus code that may work for a few weeks, and then unactivate itself.

Contact the actual authority, Microsoft. They really do want to know about companies like this. They are ripping off not only their customers (you!), but also Microsoft.
 

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In addition, you really, really, really need to do a full wipe and reinstall on this system.
No way would I trust that they did not put anything else in there.

Wipe and reinstall from known good media.
 

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Ok, I'll contact Microsoft. But before I'll contact the company just to see, what do they have to say.
 

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If your version of Windows is legitimate, then the computer should have a sticker with the License Key on it somewhere. I am assuming they did not give you the installation media (CD/DVD) with a License Key in the packaging.
 

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And if it were legit, there is no reason for that KMS to exist on there.
Ergo....
 

Rasmus6

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No it did't come with MS Office
 

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Here is a link to an article describing how to extract your product key using the software "ProduKey". I don't know if Microsoft has a record of who they originally sold Product Keys to, but if you contact them, they would probably be interested in the Product Key on your computer:

http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-find-windows-10-product-key-3632749/

I can't vouch for the software, I just learned about it from the linked article. Perhaps there are other ways to extract the product key.
 

USAFRet

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ProduKey or Belarc Advisor will retrieve a Windows (or Office) license key.
If one exists.

He does not have one. The 'store' sold him a system with a pirated OS...no valid license key.
 
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