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What the heck is kmsemulator.exe?

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Hello.

First off, I am a 40 year old man who is anything but computer savvy, so please refrain from mocking me. Second off, please understand that this situation is scary for me, so concise answers are greatly appreciated.

Here is the situation, my 12 year old son installed something with a virus today on our home computer. Something that has to do with Microsoft Office (which doesn't make sense, since our system came with Officer Starter).

Anyway, my Adaware and Avast blocked some virus program called kmsemulator.exe. When I go scan for it, Adaware comes up with it being Malware. I deleted the file, but that can't be the end of it.

I've heard that these viruses take more to get rid of. So my questions are this: What kind of virus is kmsemulator.exe? What kind of damage can it do (I don't know the difference between a virus and malware)? And what is the best way to get rid of this virus?

Any candid and concise help will be appreciated!

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Hello.

First off, I am a 40 year old man who is anything but computer savvy, so please refrain from mocking me. Second off, please understand that this situation is scary for me, so concise answers are greatly appreciated.

Here is the situation, my 12 year old son installed something with a virus today on our home computer. Something that has to do with Microsoft Office (which doesn't make sense, since our system came with Officer Starter).

Anyway, my Adaware and Avast blocked some virus program called kmsemulator.exe. When I go scan for it, Adaware comes up with it being Malware. I deleted the file, but that can't be the end of it.

I've heard that these viruses take more to get rid of. So my questions are this: What kind of virus is kmsemulator.exe? What kind of damage can it do (I don't know the difference between a virus and malware)? And what is the best way to get rid of this virus?

Any candid and concise help will be appreciated!
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Hello [b]NOLADaddy[/b]! :)

In fact, KMSEmulator.exe is not virus or malware. It is a keygen for Microsoft Office.
So, basically, you don't have to worry about it because powerful Ad-Aware got rid of it. ;)

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