KMS.R@1n.exe “Virus” Uninstall

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I wrote this article to help you remove KMS.R@1n.exe. This KMS.R@1n.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.

KMS.R@1n.exe is a Trojan horse. The virus has been given an unusual name. It contains a special symbol which has a particular purpose. The at sign is used exclusively for email addresses. The .exe extension points that the process belongs to a program. It is good that the Trojan shows its process in the Task Manager. This makes it easy to notice the presence of the infection and identify it. You will suspect that there is something wrong when the initial symptoms kick in. KMS.R@1n.exe uses up a high amount of CPU to conduct its scheduled tasks. As a result, your machine will become slower. It will freeze and crash often.

KMS.R@1n.exe can penetrate all active versions of the Windows OS, including XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. The clandestine program works on the background which makes its presence less obvious, compared to other malware. The Trojan gathers data from the user’s device and sends it to a remote server. This information can either be used by the owners of the malignant program or sold to third parties through darknet markets.

Trojans are one of the worst types of cyber infections. They can gather different kinds of information from your computer. KMS.R@1n.exe will monitor your activity on your machine. It will record your browsing history, tracking cookies, and keystrokes. This data can be used to obtain your user names and passwords. The people who acquire your private details will be able to break into your personal and financial accounts. If you use your browser for banking, money transfers, paying bills, and other financial operations, you can have your deposits withdrawn.

For people who do not use online financial services, the danger level is lower. Still, it depends on the details you have disclosed through your accounts. If the cyber criminals can access your personally identifiable information (PII), they can create fake accounts on your behalf. They can take a credit, make purchases, and register on illegal websites with your data. The consequences will fall on you. Proving that third parties have used your PII to make operations on your behalf will be difficult. The procedure will require a lot of time and expenditures. You could potentially face criminal allegations.

KMS.R@1n.exe has another use for computers which is equally as dangerous. The Trojan will turn your device into a botnet. It will use your machine to transmit malware to other devices. Distributing malware is a criminal activity. It has severe repercussions. This is another instance where you could face legal trials due to the Trojan’s activity. The cyber criminals who use the malevolent program for the latter operations have taken precautions to protect their identity. They use advanced technological methods to cover their traces. There is a web browser called Tor which hides the IP address and the physical location of the device. Criminals use this browsing client to conceal their whereabouts when entering the darkweb, communicating with victims of their virus, and doing other illegal actions.

There are a few ways to contact KMS.R@1n.exe. The most usual host for the Trojan is spam emails. The secluded program can be merged with an attachment to a bogus message. The person behind the fake email will try to make you believe it is legitimate. He can write on behalf of a certain entity, like the national post, the district police department, a government branch, a bank, or a courier firm. The file will be presented as a document. It can be 26,112 bytes (in 83% of the registered cases), 23,040 bytes, or 22,528 bytes in size. Be advised that opening the carrier can be enough to allow the Trojan into your system. Before accessing files from an email, look up the contacts to check if it is reliable.

The other methods for distributing KMS.R@1n.exe are drive-by installations and software bundles. The furtive program can be transferred to your machine through a single click. Entering a corrupted website is all it takes to get you infected. We advise you to be careful about your sources. Do your research on unfamiliar websites, if you are uncertain about their reliability. The bundling technique involves using an unlicensed program as a host. The Trojan will be installed together with it. To stay safe, you need to avoid programs whose security status you are uncertain about. The same goes for selecting your sources. Peer-to-peer networks and torrent clients should be off your download list.

KMS.R@1n.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove KMS.R@1n.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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