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:
- Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
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.
- Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
- Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
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.
AutoKMS Categorized as:^
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.
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.
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.