I downloaded ''Blurb'' - picture book making and got a virus
There's a new icon that pops up saying ''You may be the victim of program counterfeiting - you don't have GENUINE microsoft windows - click her to get GENUINE windows - we can't get rid of that. (and of course we have a legitimate Windows program - since 3 years ago) Also computor is not operating normally. Freezes up. After downloading Blurb - Panda 2009 scan finds ''one malevolent program found'' but won't complete the scan/fix process.A box pops up saying ''invalid response'' and it won't continue - just returns to the start scan page.
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Re: I downloaded ''Blurb'' - picture book making and got...
I don't know what a "Blurb"is, but to try to remove a virus, try a few standalone scanners since Panda seems not to be able to do it-- download and run-- or if they dont't work, try Avira, a very good free antivirus, which i've listed last below. Between the 2-3 of these, you'll have a good change to identify and remove your problem.
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This means that the operating system on your laptop is a non licensed copy that cannot be registered to you. It is a bootleg copy of the software program. You cannot stop the pop up messages without purchasing a new operating system with a key code license and installing it on your laptop to get rid of the counterfeit version.
or if it really worst and your computer is lock by the program then you can re install your operating system then after you finished installing your new Operationf System then diable the Automatic Updates by accessing to your control panel then click Security Center then Automatic Updates and click diable or turn off Automatic Updates. In that way you can prevent your computer from downloading Updates from Microsoft and prevent downloads of other Windows validation program.
Did this just pop up out of the blue? Is it a recent purchase? Did it happen when you tried to update windows for the first time? If the answer is yes to the second two questions then you have a pirated copy of windows installed and it has been picked up bt microsoft. You need to get an origional copy of windows and re install. if it is the first answer and you know your copy is good, then re install making sure that you enetr the product key correctly and then register the copy at microsoft. I hope this helps
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.
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 :)
sir it is possible that you got a pirated or counterfeited copy, you should reformat your drive and buy a licensed windows program. and use that to install your programs to you computer. thank you and fix ya.
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.