HackTool.AutoKMS

Short bio

HackTool.AutoKMS is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for hacktools that are intended to enable the illegal use of Microsoft products like Windows and Office.

Types and source of infection

Hack tools are a special kind of riskware. Riskware, in general, is a detection for items that are not strictly malicious, but pose some sort of risk for the user in another way.

HackTool.AutoKMS is sometimes backdoored and can often be found on sites of a shady nature.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.AutoKMS by using real-time protection.

block HackTool.AutoKMS

Malwarebytes blocks HackTool.AutoKMS

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.AutoKMS without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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