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Counterfeiting my laptop is the victim of counterfeiting. it say that my software is not genuine. i don't why it happen. is it a kind of virus? and how to fix it?

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This message is from Microsoft. It means that when you tried to update or otherwise patch your OS, the system at MS showed your computer to have a copy of Windows running that isn't legal. You will continue to receive the message and see that little star looking thing in your taskbar until you pay them for an activation code or reinstall Windows from a disc you own or have already purchased. The question here is who put the OS on your laptop? Did you get this from someone who had rebuilt it? That's the usual way it happens. If you bought the laptop brand new or from a reputable shop, take it back and show them the message.
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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.
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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 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 am a victim of software counterfeiting


my copy of windows did not pass genuine windows validation I am getting information about you may be a victim of software counterfeiting and desktop background color appears black? help me out.

May 30, 2009 | Microsoft Get Genuine Kit for Windows XP...

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Am victim of software counterfeiting how to resolve this problem in window xp


switch to Ubuntu. It is free and includes an office program, and has no viruses. Google Ubuntu, you will like it. It runs faster than XP and it shuts down and starts up faster.

May 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Victim of software counterfeiting.this copy of windows did not pa


Just close this, it is not a Windows program. I opened it and got a virus.

Apr 21, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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You may be victim of software counterfeiting


Hi there. Sounds like it could be a malware virus that gives you false alerts. Run a virus scan using your own software. I would also download and install Windows Defender from Microsoft, update it, and then run a scan in Safe Mode. If neither of these come up with anything, then I would try Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner. Just click on this link, and click Full Service Scan:
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-gb/default.htm

If none of the above work, and you believe that you have a genuine copy of XP, give Microsoft customer services a call, they will ask you for your Windows Key and can check that it is.

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Apr 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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'you may be a victim of software counterfeiting


OK, This is a notice from Microsoft. The validation tool thinks your Version is a counterfeit. It is not a virus, but is still a headache no less. It will not go away, we can't shut it off. The only way to fix is to reload with a valid code or call Microsoft to report it. I hope this helps :)

Jan 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Software counterfeiting,did not pass genuine windows validation


message appearing on the screen that you may be a victim of software counterfeiting.this copy of windows did not pass geneuine windows validation. hiiii this is msg displayed on my screen
software counterfeiting,did not pass genuine windows validation problem,

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