Should I block it?

Yes, 98% block recommendation.
Possible reason:
Multiple malware detections

VersionsAdditional versions 1.27% 1.27% 3.80% 1.27% 13.92% 34.18% 1.27% 8.86% 1.27% 3.80% 2.53% 20.25% 6.33%



Remove AutoKMS.exe
MD5:   e529a1ba814ab5afa5068db7e487b4ba
SHA1:   6faf21e89147e54d02eb3daae1c7149de7361d94
SHA256:   2330327f5177058d660d8d608cc950dc24a03983597a07d9e5ada1cdd70b8e88
Warning 25 antivirus scanners has detected malware.


autokms.exe is set to be start when the PC boots and any user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the all users under the local machine). The assembly utilizes the .NET run-time framework (which is required to be installed on the PC).


File name:autokms.exe
Product name:AutoKMS
Typical file path:C:\windows\autokms\autokms.exe
File version:
Size:632 KB (647,168 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
More details


Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'AutoKMSCustom' runs daily in the path '\AutoKMSCustom'
  • The task 'AutoKMSDaily' runs daily in the path '\AutoKMSDaily'
  • The job 'AutoKMS' runs daily in the path '\AutoKMS'
  • Entry path '\AutoKMSDaily'
  • Entry path '\AutoKMS'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AutoKMS.job'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\AutoKMS'
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'AutoKMS' → C:\WINDOWS\AutoKMS.exe

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 25 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetection
Agnitum Trojan.Meredrop!b2VmcmZh45I
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2013.07.05 Win-AppCare/Hacktool.647168.B
Avira AntiVir SPR/Tool.Keygen.BI.38
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3629 Generic20.AIOK
Commtouch W32/Risk.SRKH-7905
Comodo Internet Security 16548 UnclassifiedMalware
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET NOD32 7.8529 a variant of Win32/HackKMS.B
Fortinet W32/Dropper.DGT!tr
F-Prot v6. W32/MalwareF.TCON
Ikarus T3. possible-Threat.ActivationTool.KMS
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.8961 Riskware
Malwarebytes Riskware.Keygen
McAfee 5.400.1158 Crack-Generic
McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware v2013-dat Crack-Generic
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.9607.0 HackTool:Win32/Keygen
Norman 7.01.04 Suspicious_Gen2.FMSYS
Panda Antivirus Generic Trojan
PC Tools Trojan.Gen
Sophos 4.90.0 Troj/Keygen-EI
Symantec 20131.1.0.101 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_SPNR.04CI11
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_SPNR.04CI11
VIPRE Antivirus 19310 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.46%
Windows 8 7.59%
Windows 7 Professional 7.59%
Windows 8 Pro 7.59%
Windows 8.1 5.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 3.80%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.53%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 2.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.53%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.53%
Windows 7 Starter 2.53%
Windows 8 Enterprise 2.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 1.27%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.27%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 11.39% of AutoKMS.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Lenovo 33.71%
ASUS 15.73%
Toshiba 13.48%
Acer 8.99%
Hewlett-Packard 7.87%
Intel 4.49%
Dell 4.49%
American Megatrends 3.37%
Samsung 3.37%
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