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#1 Zosimus

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:21 AM

Recently I installed AVG Free Edition on a Windows 7 PC.  It updated its database and identified some malware including KMS Emulator.  I clicked remove and it worked for awhile and then proclaimed victory.

 

The next day, on startup, it announced KMS Emulator and asked for instructions.  I selected quarantine and it chugged for awhile and proclaimed victory.

 

The next day, the same thing.

 

This morning, I decided that enough was enough and I downloaded some malbytes anti-malware program and disabled AVG until reboot.  I let malbytes run and it erased a lot of registry entries, and immediately rebooted.  On reboot AVG said I had KMS Emulator.  I selected remove, and it chugged for awhile and proclaimed victory.  I disabled AVG until reboot and re-ran the malbytes anti-malware.  It updated, scanned, and proclaimed me virus free.  I rebooted and AVG said I had KMS Emulator again.  I picked remove, but I don't think it has had any effect.

 

Please recommend an industrial-strength anti-malware removal only program that will permanently eliminate KMS Emulator.



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#2 maggot7

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

KMS Emulator is a Keygen Crack used for cracking Microsoft Software.

 

You wouldn't happen to have cracked an Office or Windows install recently, have you?



#3 Zosimus

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:46 PM

No, this is an office computer.  I cannot know what the computer installer may have done, but here in Peru it's far from unlikely that the software is pirated.  Are you saying, then, that this is not a problem?



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:20 AM

Does "far from unlikely" mean likely? Even so, pirating software is not really illegal unless you profit from it so don't be afraid to be candid.

 

I think that it is unlikely that it is a problem unless you are experiencing other oddities as well.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:29 PM

Perhaps I was unclear.  If so, I apologize.

 

The computer in question is not my personal computer.  It is the computer where I work.  I work for a company that has 7 employees.  As such, it does not have a formal IT division.  I installed an anti-virus because it seemed to me that the computer had some adware in the browser.  That problem has been resolved, but the KMS Emulator was never removed.  Since you said it was unlikely to be a problem, I switched to another anti-virus that does not flag it.  In all likelihood, the person from whom the company bought the computer installed the OS and Microsoft Office and installed the KMS Software to make it work.  I do not consider it my responsibility to ensure that the work computers have original software.  I consider the problem to have been resolved.






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