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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?

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    how to remove windows counterfeit message

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    I too am the victim of the same problem since last year end. It is more than 1 month into the prob. Does no actionable harm to your system. So no problem. Moreover, nowadays, nothing is genuine. So no worry. Carry on, brother.

  • pd30 Feb 05, 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?

  • indaytim Apr 03, 2009

    XP service pack 2

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    same here i had this computer for years...and no problemo until recently i thought maybe it was something i downloaded. that shouldnt matter though my windows are fine. maybe its a money scam cause it sure is annoying enough to pay for it to go away

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You will see in task manager - Processes - WGATRAY.EXE end this process and delete file from \windows\system32\wgatray.exe

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Windows has been sending those messages everywhere, i have owned the same windows XP computer for five years and only recently has windows thought it was fake. So not to worry, this does nothing to your computer except annoy you, however, there is no way to get rid of it

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I solved the problem by going to task manager and doing what was suggested in an earlier entry, but this did not completely remove the problem. I ended up doing a search for WGA*.* and when the scan was finished, I modified the extentions. For example, wgatray.exe became wgatray.xex. I do this with files that I am not sure if I will need later, and it makes it easy to see what the extensions should be. I did this on the following files:

wgalogon.dll
wgatray.exe
WGATRAY.EXE-0ED38BED.FP

I also opened the WGANOTIFY.settings with NOTEPAD and set everything to:

Refresh Frequency on every o days
Show notification for every 0 logins
DaysBeforeBuyNow Unactivated = 5000
DaysBeforeBuyNow Nongenuine = 5000
Server DisableAll = false
Server DisableVLKID = true
Server DisableGetSP2 = false
User ReducedReminders = false
User ReducedVLKID = false
User ReducedGetSP2 = false
BalloonInterval = 5000 hours
BalloonIntervalVLKID = 5000 hours
BalloonIntervalGetSP2 = 5000 hours

Other settings in this file might work better, but right now, I am happy with the results.

Good Luck.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

  • Clint Millett Feb 07, 2015

    It's now 2015, and I have never had to adjust these settings since the initial change.

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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?

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You must turn it on then press resolve now then pay the prices that they want then voila! it will be fixed or go to you nearest computer fixating center.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I am a having victim of counterfeit windows..i want to remove the

I am not endorsing download or hacking, since it is illegal. The solution is either u install a licensed copy of Windows or visit www.katz.to and search for "windows xp activation, which overrides the activation.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: windows counterfeiting

Visit Torrent and download the patch ''WGA Notification v1.5.708.0'' Update. In that there is a tool to remove this notice from the desktop. You can also try to get it from PirateBay.com....sodeep

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"You may be a victim


Welcome to FixYa!

If you're seeing notifications that the copy of Windows that is installed on your PC might not be genuine, or that you might be a victim of counterfeit software, it's likely that your copy of Windows was not properly activated or is otherwise not genuine. To fix this, click the notification and follow the steps to either repair Windows or-if you have inadvertently obtained counterfeit software-buy genuine Windows.

If you are using Windows XP, download and install the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Application. It will scan your operating system and will remove the annoying message if it's a legitimate copy of windows.

Download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474

Keep me posted.
Thank you for using FixYa.
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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

Sep 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I am a victim of of software counterfeiting


Don't do anything online. You're probably installed WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage).

Try to find REMOVE WGA on www.softpedia.com

That little hack tool should solve your problem.

Or simply reinstall your OS.

Jun 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting


THERE ARE NUMBER OF METHODS BUT FOR YOU THESE 2 METHODS ARE GOOD

1) METHOD:-
TRY SYSTEM RESTORE.

2) METHOD:-
2.1) LAUNCH WINDOWS TASK MANAGER.
2.2) End wgatray.exe Process In Task Manager.
2.3) Restart System In Safe Mode.
2.4) Delete wgatray.exe from c:\Windows\System32.
2.5)
Delete wgatray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache.
2.6) Launch RegEdit.
2.7) Browse the following key HKEY_LOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWSNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify.
2.8) Delete The Folder "WgaLogon" and all of its component.
2.9 ) Reboot System.

3.0) BE HAPPY NOW.... AND NEVER EVER INSTALL WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE NOTIFICATION IN WINDOWS UPDATE OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO REPEAT THE DAMN PROCESS AGAIN.

IN ORDER TO THAT FOLLOW THIS

START
--> CONTROL PANEL--> AUTOMATIC UPDATES --> CHOOSE THE OPTION """"""""""""Notify me but don't automatically download or install them"""""""""""

When u use this option whenver your system detects any new WINDOWS UPDATE choose the updates which u want to install... DONT INSTALL WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK --3.

May 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Windows counterfeiting


Visit Torrent and download the patch ''WGA Notification v1.5.708.0'' Update. In that there is a tool to remove this notice from the desktop. You can also try to get it from PirateBay.com....sodeep

Apr 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Software counterfeiting


Hello

It is the update kb905474 which came in as part of the latest updates.
It also installs the "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting" splash screen before/during start up of windows.
The removal of the hollow star is quite simple but there is no option of uninstalling the update(so far)
Read this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/en-us

and you "can" delete(rename) this to get rid of the star:C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\wgat ray.exe

Hope this is some help

Jan 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I am a having 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 OS?


I am not endorsing download or hacking, since it is illegal. The solution is either u install a licensed copy of Windows or visit www.katz.to and search for "windows xp activation, which overrides the activation.

Jan 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Victim of software counterfeiting


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.

Oct 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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