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How to solve this error "You may be a victim of software counterf

When i boot my Laptop, at the wellcome screen cornar side i get this message"You may be a victim of software counterfiting"

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    Kevin Shafer May 11, 2010

    The only way to fix this error is to purchase a genuine copy of windows xp and install it.

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This kind of error generally occurs due to automatic updates on or if you download any ie 7 or windows media players 11. If this the situation than kindly download crack for the same.

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Victims of software counterfing


Genuine Advantage Removal Tool
Please visit the above link and download the removal. Run the downloaded program to remove WGA notification.

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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...


I don't know who "Zylar" is, but I will try and help you with this problem anyway.

You are getting a message that you are a victim of software counterfeiting because your version of Windows XP Professional that is installed on your computer is not a valid, legal copy. Someone has installed boot leg software on your computer and it cannot be registerd as a legal copy for you. If you want to solve this problem, you need to buy a legal copy of windows xp and install it on your computer. When you removed the counterfeit copy the pop up messages will go away.

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What is victim of software counterfering


counterfeit: made to look like the original of something, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes.
If you're being victim of software conterfeit, that means that your software is illegal.
This error is very common due to Windos Genuine Advantage (WGA).
You just need a WGA remover to fix it.
You can download one from here

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You may be a victim of software counterfeing


Contact microsoft customer service to verify that you are the owner of an original key.

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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.

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