Published Feb 03, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS

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.

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.

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page 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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