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Software counterfeiting display

How do I remove on my desktop the " You may be a victime of software conterfeiting." on the desktop.

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  • fwestbrook Nov 18, 2008

    I know I have an illegal copy of Windows XP. I want to get rid of the annoying "you might be a victim of softare counterfeiting" message on my desk top.

  • chymkulet17 Nov 18, 2008

    there's a dialog box that is always appearing at my desktop

  • divyat Nov 30, 2008

    you may be a victim of Software counter feiing .. i want to get rid of this message

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    i want to get rif of the error you might be a victim of software counterfeiting on my desktop

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    I am also have the same problem. Before updating my window by selecting the item in the start menu 'windows update' i face this type of problem. Can any one help me how to remove this message.

    with regards

    syed kirmani

  • nooria_ayami Jan 07, 2009

    i might be a victim of software counterfeiting

  • joseph_leido Jan 27, 2009

    how do I remove on my desktop the " You may be a victime of software conterfeiting." on the desktop.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    my notebook showing me a message that i m a bloody victim of software counterfeiting.can anybody in world help me

  • nak5 Mar 16, 2009

    I am getting the same counterfeit message and black background on desktop screen. How do I fix?

  • samsang123 Mar 30, 2009

    i have also same problem showing victim of software counterfieting on desktop. its iritating me. Please if ane one have get rid of this problem suggest me how to solve or send me mail to

  • ayas212000 May 20, 2009

    i want to remove this you maight be a victem of software conterfiting



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You need to install lisenced verion of windows.

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What is victim of software counterfering

counterfeit: made to look like the original of something, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes.
If you're being victim of software conterfeit, that means that your software is illegal.
This error is very common due to Windos Genuine Advantage (WGA).
You just need a WGA remover to fix it.
You can download one from here

Oct 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet


Removing Software Counterfeiting Message In XP

Ekse is right and this time I have done a post with deatils on on how to remove you are a victim of a software counterfeiting message in XP

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Software conterfeiting pls.. remove this

Click here:
Download that program.
Run it. It will remove the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Notification Tool, the one that says you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.
Don't worry, you are not in any danger. That tool (WGA) is another useless and harmless but annoying program that you really do not need.

Feb 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I can`t go in my mail,I want to remove you may be a victim of software counterfeiting


That message ("you may be a victim of software counterfeiting") is displayed when your Windows serial number is being used by someone else. If your copy of Windows is legitimate, try contacting Microsoft support.

Take care,

Oct 13, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I Want my destop Re-acvtive!

The software came with windows ? Are you sure it's Office Pro ? Or Student Edition ? If so, the license is invalid: Buy a new one or uninstall it. (Use a crack, bypass the license check. Not recommended)

May 25, 2009 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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''you may be a victim of software conterfeiting''

you are using pirated windows and so windows is giving you this message. if you use pirated windows, then re-install your windows and turn off your windows update options. then you will not have any problem. enjoy.......

Apr 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Victim of software Counterfeiting,Problem

To temporarily bypass the problem you can do a system restore to a date before you started having the problem.
If that does not work, boot to safe mode after downloading and installing HijackThis. Start Hijack this software (utility to modify registry values) and scroll down registry entries to the line that says “020 - Winlogon Nofity: Wgalogon - …” select it, and click fix checked.

If you think that your isystem is counterfeit and you had been victim of a scam you should contact the person that sold you the computer, and then contact Microsoft.
See Microsoft Help and Support.

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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting

Hi Shilpa,
Thanks for sharing your problem with details.
there are two reasons for the messege you get,
1. you are using at least one or more pirated software
2. Your system is infected with a deady virus.
To resolve this in administrator login:-
  • Please try to start your system in safe mode (Press F8 while system boots)
  • Try to uninstall undesirable Sw
  • Reboot system in Normal mode
  • control panel --> administrative tools --> Event viewer
  • note down the red indicated errors and notedown corresponding programs/tasks
  • Open task manager and disable those tasks
  • Uninstall the tasks those are reported in error
  • Clean registery using cCLeaner or SystemMechanic
  • update browser and update your messenger
Even if you have problems please write or call me

Zulfikar Ali

Jan 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Victim of counterfeiting

My desktop showing you might be victim of counterfeiting. What shall I do now? Please reply the answer as soon as possible.

Nov 16, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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