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Removing KMS activator completely from my Windows 10 PC

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Hello. I didn't buy a Windows license so I downloaded a KMS activator and now I'm infected. I read that the KMS software is responsible for high CPU usage and now I need it completely removed.

Here are the files you need:

 

Addition.txt FRST.txt

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Hello @bubyy

 

Please run the following steps and post back the logs as an attachment when ready.

STEP 01

  • If you're already running Malwarebytes then open Malwarebytes and check for updates. Then click on the Scan tab and select Threat Scan and click on Start Scan button.
  • If you don't have Malwarebytes installed yet please download it from here and install it.
  • Once installed then open Malwarebytes and select Scan and let it run.
  • Once the scan is completed click on the View Report button, then the Export button and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find and attach that log on your next reply.
  • If Malwarebytes won't run then please skip to the next step and let me know in your next reply.

STEP 02

Please download AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes and save the file to your Desktop.

  • Right-click on the program and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Accept the Terms of use.
  • Wait until the database is updated.
  • Click Scan Now.
  • When finished, please click Clean & Repair.
  • Your PC should reboot now if any items were found.
  • After reboot, a log file will be opened. Attach or Copy its content into your next reply.

 

RESTART THE COMPUTER Before running Step 3

STEP 03
Please download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens, click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). If you've, run the tool before you need to place a checkmark here.
  • Please attach the Additions.txt log to your reply as well.

 

Thanks

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I would also like to add that every couple of minutes my SSD usage jumps to 100% and my game completely freezes even though it's on the HDD. Also, CPU is at 100% usage at all times when playing. Could this really be because of the KMS activator?

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Until the computer is back working well please uninstall the following software


Process Lasso
Intelligent StandbyList Cleaner
µTorrent
Popcorn Time

 

 

You have SeaTools installed so I assume your SSD is from Seagate? You can run a health check on the SSD drive to ensure it's not failing

 

ATTENTION: System Restore is disabled (Total:110.47 GB) (Free:28.32 GB) (26%)

Your SSD is limited in size as you can see from the numbers. Having a 110GB SSD for someone that is playing Games and using uTorrent is sort of a losing battle. You might want to consider getting at least a 256GB SSD drive. Regardless you should enable System Restore and create a new Restore Point. Then figure out where you can move some data or uninstall stuff so that you can have some free disk space.

TreeSize can help you determine where your data is stored
https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/comparison.shtml

 

You appear to have Push Notifications enabled for some sites
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/security-world/technology/2019/01/browser-push-notifications-feature-asking-abused/

 

 

Once you have taken care of the above, please run the following.

Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.

fixlist.txt

Thanks

 

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No worries about the small SSD, I have a 2TB hard drive too. Only Windows and some programs are installed on the SSD.

Here is the log:

Fixlog.txt

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The log looks pretty good.

Please go ahead and run FRST again and get new FRST and Additions.txt logs files for me to review.

 

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It seems like it's better, but somtimes the processes are still jumping in usage (1 - 30%) in Task Manager... Mostly "Service Host" ones, System interrupts, Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service, Microsoft compatibility telemetry...

CS:GO for example runs normally, but when I'm on desktop or playing i.e. Modern Warfare the disk usage and CPU spike to 100% every minute, and the GPU is at only 10% usage for some reason but I have 100FPS in game. When the disk usage jumps to 100%, everything completely lags out, game completely freezes for a few seconds, then after that it starts to stutter, after that it becomes normal again. It happens every minute or so but only in some games and when surfing the web or leaving the PC idle on desktop. Also, when I'm stressing the GPU it stays at 2-3% usage??? All other games have become laggy too, except for CSGO which runs completely fine and when I play it, the GPU usage is OK, around 30%, just like it used to be before. Maybe you know the fix for this. I have a feeling that the last Windows update ruined everything.

Here is a screenshot when that disk spike happens (disk usage goes UP, CPU usage goes DOWN):
 

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I don't play Modern Warfare but I assume it's an intensive resource usage game as most games are these days. You're using almost all your memory so once that happens then data needs to be swapped to hard disk and back and forth and that takes a heavy toll on the disk IO.

Total physical RAM: 8144.43 MB

If you can afford it you may want to see if you can buy and install 8GB more RAM

Then remove as much as possible from your Startup groups and registry Start ups (AutoRuns from Microsoft is a great tool to use for that) so that your system performs much better when running games.

If you have a Malwarebytes Premium subscription, you can also pause notifications from appearing while gaming, streaming, or presenting with the Play Mode feature. To view this screen, click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the Dashboard, then click the Notifications tab.

 

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Glad we could help.

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