The KMSPico is a small program designed to bypass the Windows and Microsoft Office activation (registration). We do not recommend using such activators, since they can contain malicious programs such as spyware and adware. This type of harmful software does not delete files or infect them, but such as a virus can modify computer settings like the start page, newtab page and default search engine or download and install malicious addons which generates a huge number of popup advertisements. All the time, while the KMSPico trojan is running, your browser will be fill with annoying ads. Moreover, the KMSPico trojan can be used to collect your personal data, everything related to what are you doing on the Internet.
It is not a good idea to have an application like the KMSPico. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. Even worse, the malware has the ability to collect a wide variety of confidential data about you that may be later transferred third party companies. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any links, advertisements and banners in your browsers.
To find out how to remove KMSPico trojan, we advise to read the step-by-step tutorial added to this blog post below. The tutorial was developed by experienced security specialists who discovered a solution to get rid of the annoying malware out of the computer.
How to remove KMSPico virus
In the step by step tutorial below, we will try to cover the Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP and provide general advice to get rid of KMSPico virus. You may find some minor differences in your Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: delete all suspicious and unknown applications, get rid of malicious scheduled tasks, use free malicious software removal tools. Some of the steps will require you to restart your PC system or close this page. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove KMSPico, perform the steps below:
- Manual KMSPico removal
- How to automatically remove KMSPico
Manual KMSPico removal
The few simple steps will help you remove KMSPico trojan. These KMSPico removal steps work for the Windows 10, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Delete potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
The process of trojan removal is generally the same across all versions of MS Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it’s necessary to check the list of installed software on your computer and uninstall all unused, unknown and dubious programs.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all apps installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall KMSPico, questionable and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the KMSPico virus can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will launch itself automatically. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by the KMSPico.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the KMSPico virus. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically delete KMSPico
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, ad supported software, browser hijackers and other PUPs. We suggest to run several programs, not just one. These programs that listed below will allow you remove all components of the malware from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove KMSPico trojan.
Automatically remove KMSPico malware with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to scan for and delete KMSPico malware from the Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on your PC.
Installing the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana by clicking on the link below.
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After the download is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your PC.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free program will scan through the whole computer for the KMSPico trojan and other malware. Depending on your PC system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
After the scan is complete, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will display a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found. You may get rid of threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will remove KMSPico trojan that can reroute your internet browser to various unwanted web pages and add items to the Quarantine.
Run HitmanPro to delete KMSPico malware
Hitman Pro is a portable application which requires no hard installation to search for and remove KMSPico trojan virus that can display a ton of intrusive pop up advertisements. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). HitmanPro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It is probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal tools you’ve ever tried. Hitman Pro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal tool can be just as useful as the widely known antivirus programs.
- Click the link below to download Hitman Pro. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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- Once the download is done, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to find out KMSPico malware. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the HitmanPro is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
- When the scanning is done, a list of all threats detected is prepared. All found threats will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Remove KMSPico virus with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system of the malware. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you delete annoying KMSPico, PUPs, malware, browser hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your Microsoft Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
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When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
Once installation is done, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to look for KMSPico virus. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the MalwareBytes application is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
Once MalwareBytes completes the scan, a list of all items detected is prepared. When you’re ready, press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove KMSPico trojan. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video explains guide on how to delete browser hijacker infection, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
How to stay safe online
We recommend to install an ad blocking program that can block malicious, misleading and other harmful sites. The ad-blocking utility such as AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious pages. Moreover, security experts says that using adblocker software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Web.
Click the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions like below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
After completing the steps outlined above, your computer should be clean from KMSPico trojan that can send information about your computer to a remote malicious hacker and other malicious software. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new malware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.