Autopico exe: Windows processes explained [Full Guide]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Autopico.exe is a component of a tool used to installed illegal copies of Windows.
  • In this article, we explain if the file also qualifies as a virus, and if it's safe to uninstall it.
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Autopico.exe is a software component of KMSpico, which in its turn is a software tool used to illegally activate copies of Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and Office 2010/2013/2016. AutoPico.exe launches the portable KMSpico program.

Very rarely the file is associated with other Windows programs.

Usually, the file is located in a subfolder of C: and since it is an executable file, the security rating is over 50% dangerous, according to experts. Moreover, it can also track other applications or change their behavior.

Users have noticed the file when their installed antivirus software identified Autopico.exe as a potential hack tool.

What is Autopico and how can I use it?

Is autopico.exe a virus?

It depends on who you ask and what reports you read.

However, you can always check the integrity of the process using Process Explorer, an advanced version of the Task Manager tool.

After downloading the file, you can run a check only on autopico.exe. Right-click on the process, then select Check VirusTotal. You have to agree to the program’s terms and also enable VirusTotal to check all other processes. This way, any new process will be automatically checked. check process in process explorer

To the right of the Process Explorer window, you will get a rating of how many companies or users have rated autopico.exe as potentially harmful. You can make a decision about it starting from here.

Should I remove, block or disable autopico.exe?

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From all of the above, it results that autopico.exe is not a critical Windows file. 

Autopico.exe will always run in the background and can be force stopped using Task Manager.

Otherwise, the program is rarely visible and oftentimes runs unnoticed until an antivirus software lists it as potential malware.

It is recommended to remove autopico.exe only if it causes problems. Otherwise, the system might return autopico-related errors and programs can become unusable after removing it.

How to uninstall autopico.exe?

  1. Type Add or remove programs and open it.
  2. Locate KMSpico in the list of displayed applications.uninstall autopico.exe
  3. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

Alternatively, just to be sure that the installation is correctly done, you can use an uninstaller tool.

We hope you found this article useful. Your comments are welcome in the section below.

FAQ: Learn more about autopico.exe

  • What is autopico.exe?

Autopico.exe is usually a component of software KMSpico. On rare occasions, it has been listed as part of other Windows programs. Check out our thorough guide for more details.

  • What is KMSpico?

KMSpico is a software that helps to illegally activate various versions of Windows or of Microsoft Office.

  • Is it OK to uninstall KMSpico after activation?

Yes, although if you used it to activate or upgrade Windows or Office, uninstalling it might lead to a malfunction of the other programs associated with it.