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'you may be a victim of software counterfeiting

Whenever i switch on the system after opening it shows an error message''you may be a victim of software counterfeiting".is this a virus or malware or spyware or what it is?can anyone tell what it is and how to remove that?

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  • imeghasaxena May 03, 2009

    whenever i open my system the screen appears black with a footnote saying that you may be the victim of software counterfeiting.

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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 :)

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You may be a victim of software counterfieting

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How to eliminate my prompt message you are a victim of windows counterfeiting


hello friends! now a simpler and better solution to eliminate my prompt message you are a victim of windows counterfeiting...
1. download the unlocker assistant 1.8.2 and install it 2. go to C:\WINDOWS\system32 and shift+delete the wgatray.exe it will show an error and just cancel or ok it.. unlocker assistant will open and will ask what to do with the file... from the drop box, select delete.. it will show a message "the file can't be deleted. do you wanna delete file to the next reboot" so you click yes. and just restart your pc!! Thats it !! you are done!

Jul 23, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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A message is on my desktop that i am victim of software counterfeiting.


This sounds like a virus that's probably trying to scare you into buying bogus software and then stealing your credit card information. Do not buy anything that the warning message wants you to buy. Instead go here and click Download Now. Download the free version of Malwarebytes since it has everything you'll need to get rid of this virus.

After you have downloaded and installed Malwarebytes, open the program and go to the Update tab. Click on Check For Updates. There may be some updates to download, if so just go through the wizard and download and install the new updates. When you are finished installing updates, open the program and on the scanner page, click on Perform Full Scan and then click the scan button.

This scan will take a few hours so leave your computer running and when it is finished, remove any malware it found and restart your computer. Now the virus should be gone and you won't be getting anymore warnings.

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Jun 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting.


Whenever you get a genuine windows validation error you must contact Microsoft to find out why you get the message.

Temporarily you can get rid of the message doing a System Restore to a date before the genuine windows validation error appeared for the first time.

To do system restore you can go to
Start button>Programs>Accessories>System tools>System Restore.

Aug 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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your computer might be infect with spyware or some type of virus,you can try to download a free anti malware at malwarebytes.org or you can message me at clark_styx@ @yahoo.com for other concernes,please dont forget to click fixya if you think this solution solved your problem

May 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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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.

Tim

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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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting.


Just click validate,enter the activation # and reactivate.
It does this if the activation file gets damaged,or if using pirated software.(if this is pirated software,you will need to get a genuine copy)

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Jan 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Victim of software counterfeiting


This means the Windows Validation Tool has checked your installed copy of Windows and has found it to be a non-genuine copy. This means the product key is non valid.

Where did you get the PC? If a "friend" installed Windows for you then he is using illegal product keys.

If you are sure your Windows is genuine, you need to telephone Microsoft and fight it out with them.

Jan 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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