KMSpico

KMSpico Download

KMSpico is a popular tool used to permanently activate any version of Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Office quickly. It is frequently updated and purports to be clean and free of viruses, trojans and bugs.

Software details


English
Freeware
Windows
5789
Windows 10 / Windows 11

Software description


How does it work?

It works by replicating a Key Management Service or KMS. A KMS is a process used by Microsoft to manage the bulk deployment of software. As such, a KMS might ordinarily be found in a corporate or academic institution. KMS allows the user to install a program, or set of programs, like Office, quickly and conveniently. In short, Key Management Services allow big institutions to operate more efficiently.

In the ordinary course of KMS use, the institution would create a KMS server and obtain a KMS activation key. The program could then be installed on a certain minimum number of machines. Since the adoption of Windows Server 2008, the separate creation of a server is not required. Only the acquisition of the activation key is necessary, and any Windows Server running other services can be a KMS server.

KMSpico replaces the pre-existing installation key on a computer with a volume license key. Older versions of the software searched for a KMS server on-line that could be used to activate the software as desired. The current version emulates a KMS server on the individual machine.

The Microsoft program, Office or Windows, is forced to activate against the KMS server, and not the original key. Usually, KMS activation lasts for only 180 days, after which, the program must be reactivated. KMSpico repeats activation twice a day, which resets the calendar for the program. Continual reset allows permanent use of Microsoft products.

What Microsoft products can be activated with KMSpico?

KMSpico is designed to activate a variety of Microsoft Windows and Office versions. KMSpico works with versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10. KMSpico also works with Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2016, and all versions of Office 365. Several versions of Windows Server, including Server 2008 and 2010, are also compatible with KMSpico. In each case, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the various Windows programs listed above are supported.

Where can (it) be found?

KMSpico can be downloaded from mirror websites at Filefan or Rapidshare, as well as from the site itself.

Installation requires that anti-virus and security programs be disabled, as they will be triggered..

Copy the setup onto your desktop. Then run the installer. Once the installation is finished, you can run it to activate Windows or Office products.

What are reviewers saying about KMSpico?

Reviews are mixed. Many reviewers agree that a user can permanently activate a copy of Microsoft Windows or Office. The process is roundabout and cumbersome. Such activation, however, is of dubious legality at a time when Microsoft is offering subscriptions to both programs. The preferred solution is to purchase a legitimate activation key or subscribe to the service.

Other users are more suspicious of KMSpico. To install the program, the user must disable his antivirus software. Even the directions on the website admit this fact. Other similar programs are regarded as hack tools.  Hack tools are listed as suspicious and will be blocked routinely by most security software, including Microsoft security software.

Using KMSpico to bypass Microsoft activation keys creates a well-known and exploitable door for hackers to send malware and viruses.

Another complaint is that this program can sometimes include or allow viruses that steal passwords.

Most of the danger arises from the fact that a malicious person can send a trojan into the computer. Once infected, the user’s computer can be forced to receive and run other programs. A hacker could steal data or sensitive financial or other information in this fashion. The user’s computer could also be used to resend malware on to other computers.

In rare cases, KMSpico could allow a hacker to implant a ransomtrojan into the user’s computer. A ransomtrojan hijacks the user’s operating system and the follow-on virus prevents any access until the sender receives cash. The user’s computer is essentially held hostage.

Some users also report that counterfeit versions have appeared, deliberately designed to enable trojan viruses from the start. Users report that the enabled trojans cause many of the same symptoms of other trojan viruses, such as a decline in performance. The computer will then have to be given a thorough examination with diagnostic and antivirus programs to recover its peak efficiency. Microsoft Defender, bundled with Windows 10, can eliminate some of the risk, but must be bypassed to install the program. Microsoft Defender can also be disabled by certain trojans inserted into the computers.

Conclusion

Using (it) to bypass the key for Windows or Office can lead to serious consequences. The user can find their computer has been hijacked, or held to ransom.