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    Default AutoKMS.exe < possible cracked software

    I keep getting the message:

    Suspicious Behaviour

    AutoKMS is trying to launch
    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe. or use another program to gain access to privileged resources

    I've tried googling AutoKMS but get a mixed range of responses from it's part of MS Office validation to it's a Trojan to steal your bank details.

    I'm on windows 8.1 and MS office 2010 if this makes any difference.

    Can anyone advise please

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    Default Re: AutoKMS.exe

    Hello;

    It is Sometimes very Difficult to Diagnose and fix a Computer from halfway across the Country, or around the World,
    without All the Details about your computer it's Software and what type and Version of Zone Alarm that you failed to provide, without our ability to sit in front of your Computer monitor and see what's going on..

    Right click the ZA icon near the clock --> About --> Copy to Clipboard --> Paste in a reply here. Remember to remove the license key (if applicable).

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    Default Re: AutoKMS.exe

    Up load file to VirusTotal to have it analyze.

    https://www.virustotal.com/en/

    Look under Summary & Technical Information

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/po.../AutoKMS#tab=1

    You might want to take a look here if this is the case:

    https://www.zonealarm.com/forums/sho...an-up-Guidance

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    Default Re: AutoKMS.exe

    Hello and thanks for the reply
    The details are as follows:

    ZoneAlarm Free Firewall version: 13.0.208.000
    Vsmon version: 13.0.208.0
    Driver version: 13.0.70.0

    Thanks

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    Default Re: AutoKMS.exe

    Further information: I purchased the pc last month from a Microsoft authorised refurbisher and it came with windows 8 and Microsoft office 2010 pre installed

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    Default Re: AutoKMS.exe

    Do as suggested by "Sky Soldiers", upload the file to virustotal.com and you will know if it is legitimate or a crack for office 2010.
    If it is a crack why not removing office and install an opensource office like apache?

    Also note that you are running the firewall only version of ZA.
    I hope you are also running a solid antivirus on the system otherwise you could try the free ZA with the antivirus. Note: do not run more than one antivirus at the same time.

    Thanks,
    Fax
    Last edited by fax; May 5th, 2014 at 07:54 AM.

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    Default Re: AutoKMS.exe

    Thanks for the help. I'll also have a chat with the pc supplier. It looks like they may be selling pc's with cracked software.

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