How to remove KMSPico

How to remove KMSPico

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How to remove KMSPico

How to remove KMSPico

 

What is KMSPico:

Threat Classification: PUP/Rogueware

Our security research department issued a warning regarding the so-called Microsoft Product ActivatorKMSPico. After multiple tests and experiments, our malware researcher were able to find out, that usually keygens and serials are claiming something, but appears to be entirely different – this activator KMSPico claims to activate or to provide you with serial numbers for various versions of Microsoft Products including Windows OS, MS Office and/or other Microsoft products, it should be classified as an extremely dangerous adware and/or a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Moreover, they warned us that the KMSPico will bring up at least several other malware infection on your computer including some malicious browser extensions, which will cause your browser to start showing you various unwanted Ads, most of which could contain malicious code and other infections including ransomware infections! Our security advisers also concluded that the KMSPico is usually distributed using various dangerous software bundles, that could cause a lot of confusion among the regular users, because they are installed in silent or stealth mode away from the eyes of the regular users! The victims don’t know how did they’ve got the KMSPico on their computer!? These questionable software bundles could distribute even more dangerous stuff like modified installers, bad toolbars, rogue anti-virus products or even crypto viruses. You should be very careful, because KMSPico uses the stealth or silent installation mode to get on your computer and to start annoying you by showing lots of intrusive ads on almost all web pages you visit or to collects various private browsing data as well as other sensitive information. If you have KMSPico installed on your computer, it is very likely that it fills your screen with unwanted & very annoying ads, banners pop-up windows or other 3rd party advertisements. KMSPico has been classified as a PUP by the majority of the security experts on the Internet, mainly because of the distribution method it uses – “software bundling” and because of its suspicious behavior on the user’s computer. KMSPico uses a malicious browser extension, that is capable of injecting ads into almost every webpage you visit, which could lead to modifying the web page design and content – especially regarding the search results by the major web search engines! Once installed, the KMSPico quickly modifies windows registry database and browser’s settings, making the recovery even harder. If you start getting various web ads, claiming that they are – “By KMSPico”“Ads by KMSPico”, “KMSPico Ads”, “Powered by KMSPico”, “Brought by KMSPico” or “Brought to you by KMSPico” – you should consider your computer infected. KMSPico appears to work with all the well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might experience various pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results are compromised as well, most likely overloaded with spam and other third-party advertising.

KMSPico is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of KMSPico varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..

The main purpose of KMSPico is to generate as much traffic as possible to certain domains, which could easily be monetized via one of the many online marketing platforms. Please note, that the creators of such or similar adware or malware would collect information that might be used to track your browsing habits, however often they collect much more than your web search history. KMSPico may use cookies and other relevant techniques, that might be used to collect private data like account information, username, passwords, financial information including credit card and bank account numbers etc. That’s why this malware infection should not be left unattended and needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your private data and online security.

!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.

How to remove KMSPico:

There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:

1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).

Remove KMSPico Automatically:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect KMSPico and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.

SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). We are strongly recommending to read & follow the SpyHunter Installation Instructions. SpyHunter’s free diagnosis offers unlimited  scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.

Remove KMSPico Manually:

!!! Please note: You can remove KMSPico PUP/Rogueware manually, although you should proceed at your own risk, because any of these interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.

1. Remove KMSPico Uninstall Entry:

First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs’ List for any entry related to KMSPico, ShowBox Ads, 1.loadblanks.ru, Outbrain.com, Ads by Mgid, Traffic Exchange Ads, Slithermon AdwareTraffic-media.co Pop-upsHohosearch.com, Chum Search, Search.searchfw.com, Windowssup.website, Tavanero Search, Popads.net, Wibeez.com, iWebs.site, AdsKeeper.co.uk, 2080.hit.buy-targeted-traffic.com, Down.baidu2016.comDNS Unlocker, Magical Find, iReview, YoutubeAdBlocker, Space Sound ProRoyalAds Policy, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Easy Media Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Feven Pro 1.1, Couponpueke, Savings Bull, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars, search for suspicious software programs, installed on the same date as the infection. If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.

*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

2. Remove KMSPico from your browser:

Internet Explorer: 

How to reset Internet Explorer settings to default!

Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).

*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.

After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.

Google Chrome:

How to reset Google Chrome settings to default!

Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” including all the files & subfolders within.

For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\

For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\

Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:

For Windows XP:

1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Choose “Run“.

3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit the Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit the Enter.

Mozilla Firefox:

How to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default!

1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.

2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.

3. Delete any folders or files related to KMSPico by checking the following locations:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

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