Published Mar 13, 2015 | Updated Apr 13, 2018

HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS!rfn

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

It can be used to "crack" or patch unregistered copies of Microsoft software.

Don't use hacktools as they can be associated with malware or unwanted software. We have seen malware distributed with these tools.

Hacktools are often installed intentionally. Deleting their installed components will remove them.

Run antivirus or antimalware software

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.

Use cloud protection

Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10. 

Go to All settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.

Get more help

You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page for more help or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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