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Kudos0

Hacktool.kms

Hi,

I received notification of a hacking attempt on my laptop which was quarantined.  My question is, I have a desktop as well but have not received this notification as to this attempt on it. Both use Windows 10. As I open up emails and basically use both machines for same functions does anyone know why I haven't had this attempt on the desktop.  Or am I worrying needlessly.

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Kudos0

Re: Hacktool.kms

Hello KarKel  Hacktool.kms is a response from Norton that there is an attempt to run a "keygen" to generate illegitimate installation keys on a system. Specifically regarding Microsoft Office products. It is always from a remote source. Run a full system scan from within Norton and perform a scan with NPE from within your Norton product as well. Here is how to find and use NPE:  

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2017-022016-1327-99&tabid=2

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Hacktool.kms

Hi, KarKie. Be careful with the NPE, as it can remove important system files.

If it picks anything up, please don't delete anything before you get back to us here.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Hacktool.kms

Problem solved.  Thanks to all who assisted.  Very grateful.

Kudos0

Re: Hacktool.kms

KarKei!! You are most welcome. Glad the team could assist.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00

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