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  • makristinega Nov 16, 2008

    I'm a victim of counterfeiting'what5 will i do to resolve it.



  • mais88 Nov 24, 2008

    i'm a victim software counterfeiting

    i don't how to solve this problem

    and there is some problems i faced like i can't set a desktop wallpaper when i put it after 2 min disapper

    what i should do

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    i'm a victim software counterfeiting
    i don't how to solve this problem
    and there is some problems i faced like i can't set a desktop wallpaper when i put it after 2 min disapper
    what i should do

  • thapabijay Nov 30, 2008

    i am having a problem of software counterfeiting.I dont know how to solve this problem

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    i'm a victim of of software counterfeiting



  • arzoo72shaik Dec 02, 2008

    hey i hav the same problem regardin dis can ne 1 jus help me out...pleaseeeee

  • anildd47 Dec 04, 2008

    hey i have the same prob.... anyone knows how to resolve it?

  • panybravo Dec 06, 2008

    A blue colour star appears on the control bar on the right bottom of the screen it says " You may be a victim of software counterfeiting " Can anyone help?

  • ram7291 Dec 07, 2008

    i hav the same problem any body help me out plz

    mail me the solution.

  • snkhadanga Dec 07, 2008

    yeah, i do have the same problem. there appears an error " you may be victim of software counterfeiting and there appears a blue star in the right most corner at bottom. please advise me

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    You may be a victim of software counterfeiting.this copy of windows didn't pass genuine windows valadation. plz help

  • snehal5782 Dec 12, 2008

    Ya dear I also have the same problem.Is there Possible to delete the error without buying genuine one.?

  • shanky4691 Dec 15, 2008

    i hav d same prob

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    when i log in it show's......



    Windows has faced software counterfeiting

  • abilcortez Jan 06, 2009

    i am a victim of counterfeit windows..i want to remove the notice in my dektop..how can i remove it without installing a new set of windows?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    software counterfeiting

  • Randie White
    Randie White Jan 10, 2009

    You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. This copy of windows did not pass windows validation. This is bring displayed after installing windows xp professional. What can I do?

  • cuteevasanth Jan 12, 2009

    I AM HAVING WINDOWS COUNTERFEITING PROBLEMS. HOW TO SOLVE THIS????????

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    victim software counterfeiting please help me.

  • rinklesingh Jan 14, 2009

    my pc is taking too much time to start due to software counterfeiting how to resolve this problem ?

  • mar621945 Jan 15, 2009

    every time i turn on my computer,i get this message, you may be a victim of of software counterfeiting, this copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation. please help me with this problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    My Windows XP machine is affected by Windows Gwniun Advanteg Software Counterfeiting, and is asking me to buy the licence for Windows X. I want to stop WGAtray.exe from getting executed.

  • sdmsu08 Jan 20, 2009

    every time i turn on my computer,i get this message, you may be a
    victim of of software counterfeiting, this copy of windows did not pass
    genuine windows validation. please help me with this problem.

  • harikrish289 Jan 20, 2009

    i hav a promblem regarding windows software
    counterfeiting...now whenever i switch ON my pc it shows me a message
    that my copy of windows is not orginal n a option comes 2 resolve...i
    click on Resolve later option but now it is a headache, i dont want it
    2 get during start up.How 2 remove it??.....plz solve my problem....

  • shilpa_shar Jan 29, 2009

    When ever i start my PC they are two buttons being displayed such as Resole now and Resolve later...and when i click on the Resolve now or Resolve later buttons there is no change in anything..when the Desktop screen appears a black screen appears ..removing the desktop screen which i adjust.. and in the system tray a star symbol appears saying ..You may be a software conterfeiting...What should i do please help me out

  • i-amrob Jan 31, 2009

    im too sad of this pop up - -

  • pranabesh200 Feb 02, 2009

    i am a victim of counterfeit windows..i want to remove the notice in my dektop..how can i remove it

  • ej_1985 Feb 02, 2009

    software counterfeiting problem


  • vipink5 Feb 04, 2009

    i have sme promblem

  • vishnu9663 Feb 12, 2009

    my computer shows a message at right bottom that "you may be avictim of counterfeiting"

  • labandidas Feb 12, 2009

    I have the same problem.It says to me "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting"

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    I've got a message "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting" this copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation.



    How and Why does this happen?

  • devalrajpal Feb 27, 2009

    i hav an error displayed that 'you may be a victim of software counterfeiting'
    so how can i solve this problem??plz help me


  • Mohammed Ishaq Mar 09, 2009

    right side of the my computer desktop it show "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting" every boot....... how can i fix this problem....ISAQ isaqhyd@yahoo.com

  • anil_anil947 Mar 12, 2009

    you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.
    this copy of windows did not  pass genuine windows validation.

  • rajkumarei Mar 25, 2009

    i m geeting error of software counterfeiting

  • boris05 Apr 09, 2009

    I have other folders files and folders associated with .WGA,other than at C:WindowsDownloaded Program Files .should i delete as well

    thanks

  • Sonuk May 01, 2009

    I had the samer problem with "Victim of the software counterfeiting" and I want to THANK chetanlad for giving the BEST solution



    Thank you

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    help me please

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i am a victim of software counterfreiting


  • aakadeep May 05, 2009

    i have the problem of sotware forfeiting ...whenever i boot my system there is a msg that i am having problem with sofware forfeiting...plz help me in this.....

  • PUNITA_1989 May 05, 2009

    MY PC SHOWS GENIUNE COUNTERFIETING,WAT SHUD I DO?

  • PUNITA_1989 May 05, 2009

    wat shud i do prevent my comp from genuine software

  • susaeee May 11, 2009

    error is: you may be a victim of software counterfeiting

  • Eager Eyes May 22, 2009

    sir i have error is: you may be a victim of software counterfeiting .... time to start due to software counterfeiting how to resolve this problem ? ...
    plz plz help me how to resolve it thanks

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    vistim of software counterfieting,,

  • Mallya May 11, 2010

    Zylar i hope you will help me with this [victim of software counterfeiting] because i recently started using internet i am not used to it when ever i start my PC i am threated by this message that i am thif and i get tensed i will be very great ful to you if this problem is solved ,thankyou

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After installing your genuine copy of Microsoft Windows XP you are prompted with a “Your software is counterfeit” error message at startup. Even after visiting the www.microsoft.com/genuine/ site and validating, you still get the above message popping up after 2 or 3 boots. There is an easy solution to this and I would like you to follow the steps below to fix the issue.
1. C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files

  • Within that folder, remove any files or folders associated with .WGA
2. Safe Mode
  • Reboot your computer and as soon as Windows logs off, start repeatively tapping the F8 Key on your keyboard.
  • As soon as you see the Windows Advanced Startup options select Safe Mode within Safe Mode get yourself into these folders…
  • C:\Windows\System32 (Rename wgatray.exe to wgatrayold.exe)
  • C:\Windows\System32\dllcache (Rename wgatray.exe to wgatrayold.exe)
    Note: Dllcache is a hidden folder, to view hidden folders do the following, go to Start, Control Panel, Folder Options,
    Select the view Tab and under the Hidden Files option, select Show hidden files and folders
3. Safe Mode Registry
  • Click on Start, Run and within the open dialog box type regedit and click OK.
  • Within the Registry Editor navigate your self to
    HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\WGALOGON
  • Right Click and Export the WGALOGON Folder (this should be saved onto your machine for backup purposes)
  • After Exporting the folder, DELETE the WGALOGON folder
  • After deleting close all applications and Restart your machine back to Normal Mode
After being prompt of a successful validation, Restart your Machine.

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Go to Drive where the folder window is located. Click windows. Click system32. Look for WGAlogon and WGAtray. Rename them with WGAlogon1 and WGAtray1. Then click Ctrl +Alt, Delete for Task Manager. Click the tab Processes. Highlight for WGAlgon then click end process. Restart your computer. Then change the black screen with the wallpaper you want. Everything will be normal then.

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Hi
for windows xp you can use this tool to remove the anoying messages
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/RemoveWGA.shtml

Note that your windows will still be the same, if you want to solve all related problems (not able to install service pack3 etc) consider buying a real copy of windows.

Thanks and good luck,
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The only way to fix is to get a new license key or a new Genuine Windows XP CD. 

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Reformat your computer then disable automatic updates..thats it..

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I just download WGA file, repack, start WgaTray icon file, then reboot PC, is done. Victim of software counterfeiting not shown any more, and all works!
file WGA here: http://depositfiles.com/ru/files/aysbdcb03

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I want to solve this problem without spending any money

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u can solve dis problem easily without spending ur money.just click on the given link:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/RemoveWGA.shtml

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    How can I solve this problem?

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Software counterfeiting

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Victim of software counterfeiting. please tell me the solution.


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How to solve it

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If you dont want to spend money on operating system and other programs you have to use one of the linux distributions I like UBUNTU.
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Download Ubuntu Desktop

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Sir i have error is: you may be a victim of software counterfeiting .... time to start due to software counterfeiting how to resolve this problem ? ...
plz plz help me how to resolve it thanks

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There is ine caes Microsoft in all it's wisdom did not consider. There are people who bought computers with OEM versions of XP, but did not come with a restore partition and they have lost their recovery disk. In this case their only option is to purchase a new recovery disk from the OEM. Personally I think this is one of thse cases where I can justify using a pirated OS, just to get them up and running and remove personal files etc. before the restore. But MS is far too paranoid and there is no way to verify ownership in this case so technically it is illegal. But ethically, I don't see a problem myself.

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Plz solve this problem

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SOURCE: victim of software counterfeiting

C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files
Within that folder, remove any files or folders associated with .WGA



this will surely work????????


trust me guyzzz

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SOURCE: genuine microsoft software victim of software

This means that you have an invalid or incorrectly entered product key. This will also happen if you use a license number that you find on the Internet.
Contact the place where you purchased the item, or call Microsoft's "Activation Center."

Make sure you have correctly entered your legally acquired key.
This is the contact information for Microsoft's local activation centers. http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx
If you do not have a valid or legally acquired product key, you cannot fix this problem legally.

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Victim of software counterfeiting how to rectify it


Incase you are a victim of counterfeit product of Microsoft then :-
  1. Purchase a valid Windows XP cd-key online from Microsoft.
  2. If you can produce high-quality counterfeit media, along with a proof of purchase, you can get a free replacement key from Microsoft.
  3. Contact your reseller for redress.
  4. Purchase Windows XP from a local OEM reseller.
  5. Purchase Windows XP at a retail location.
Notice the word "Purchase" appears in three of those five options. There's almost no way to finagle a free cd-key out of this.
Counterfeit software can come from a number of sources. It's important to use a reputable reseller when purchasing software or PCs that come with software.
And, now the good part :-
Microsoft also offers several options to help victims of counterfeit software obtain a legal copy of Windows, including a complimentary offer for victims who were deceived into buying highy quality counterfeit copies
To help customers who unknowingly purchased a counterfeit version of Windows XP, Microsoft has created two genuine Windows offers for those who qualify:
  • Complimentary offer: Microsoft will make a complimentary copy of Windows XP available to customers who have been sold counterfeit Windows. Customers will be required to submit a proof of purchase, the counterfeit CD, and a counterfeit report with details of their purchase. Only high-quality counterfeit Windows will qualify for the complimentary offer.
  • Electronic License Key Offer: Microsoft will offer an alternative for customers who find out via the WGA validation process that they are not running genuine Windows, but do not qualify for, or choose not to take advantage of, the complimentary offer. These customers will be able to license a Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP directly from Microsoft for a special on-line purchase price. The Windows Genuine Advantage Kit for Windows XP will include a new 25-character Product Key and a Windows Product Key Update tool that will allow customers to convert their counterfeit copy to genuine Windows XP electronically.
For complete details, please click on the foll. link :-
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx?displaylang=en&sGuid=e15f48d2-e8e5-4e42-8f2c-3e1de84427cd
where you will find out how to contact Microsoft for this issue

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I am the victim of microsoft genuine software counterfeiting.....can you please give me the solution........


i am the victim of microsoft genuine software counterfeiting.....can you please give me the solution

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


HI,

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,
Alex

Oct 13, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Victim counterfeiting


we cannot help you to that, but right now that you use a geniune or pirated so its up to you.. all you have to do is reformat your system and off your system updates...

Jun 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Windows sp counterfeiting problem


I had a friend who had a copy of xp, said the same thing.
You have a copy of xp that has been registered with microsoft already.
time to buy a copy.
never good to get pirated copies of any software, esp operating systems.

good luck!

May 20, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Help


If you purchased the software (you may need a copy of the receipt) you can contact microsoft and they will assist you in getting a valid key for your PC.

If someone installed the software for you, then you may be a victim of counterfeiting and the only recourse is to obtain a legal liscense of Windows XP.

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Victim of software counterfeiting


You will have to go to Microsoft.com and relicense your copy of Windows XP. You can purchase a new key and see if that will reset the desktop or wait until the CD arrives to reaload it.

Jan 28, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Software counterfeiting


Uninstall the counterfit software and buy the legal version.

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"You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. This copy of Windows did not pass genuine Windows validation"


dude,

your using pirated software. it will work no worries about that. you can not update it anymore. to update and be safe from internet threats you need to install genuine Windows XP.

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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.
counterfeiting

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