KMS is Malwarebytes' detection name for a Hacktool that allows the user to use Microsoft software illegally.
Is HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS harmful Yes, although there are some controversies in its danger, admittedly, this kind of hack tool still can penetrate your computer via various channels. There are some cases introduced and you can take notice of them to avoid any invasion.
Activation servers (KMS) through an organization or educational institution is legal, and should be used for those intents and purposes.
Yes, KMS activation is illegal for Windows. If you activate through the KMS method then your copy of Windows would not be considered genuine by Windows.
It can lead to a variety of dangerous acts as soon as it is installed, including data theft, Trojan operations, and more. KMSpico is a Microsoft Office activator for the Windows operating system and Office suite.
Why we don't recommend it. Hack tools can be qualified as riskware, a category of software that may be risky to install on your computer or device. This is because a legitimate copy of the software may be bundled with adware, or it's actually malware named after popular software. Such is the case for KMSPico.
KMS is a legitimate way to activate Windows licenses in client computers, especially en masse (volume activation). There is even a Microsoft document on creating a KMS activation host. A KMS client connects to a KMS server (the activation host), which contains the host key the client uses for activation.