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Counterfeit alert on desk top

I want to remove this alert as its very distrubing. i have purchased licenced copy of XP the also i am getting this error.

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Counterfeit alert on desk top - wga-notification1.jpg If you get this picture, then try the following to diable this service:

First,

  • Lauch Windows Task Manager.
  • End wgatray.exe process in Task Manager.
  • Restart Windows XP in Safe Mode.
  • Delete WgaTray.exe from c:WindowsSystem32.
  • Delete WgaTray.exe from c:WindowsSystem32dllcache.
  • Lauch RegEdit.
  • Go to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoft
    Windows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonNotify
  • Delete the folder ‘WgaLogon’ and all its contents
  • Restart Windows XP.
Or,

disabe and rename the files ‘WgaLogon.dll’ and ‘WgaTray.exe’ in C:WINDOWSsystem32 folder by using the program Unlocker seems to get rid of all the nags/popups.

you can download Unlocker here:
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

Or,

change and disable the execute bit of WgaLogon.dll:
  • Turn off Simple File Sharing in Tools -> Folder Options -> View tab.
  • Right click WgaLogon.dll in Windows Explorer and open the Security Tab.
  • Click Advanced button.
  • Uncheck the Inherit box at the bottom.
  • Click the Copy button.
  • Click OK.
  • Go through each listed user/group and remove the “Read & Execute” permission for WgaLogon.dll, leaving the “Read” permission as-is.
  • Click OK to apply the permission changes.
  • Close the file properties dialog.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Turn “Use simple file sharing” on (optional).
OR

Install ZoneAlarm firewall, and configure to kill or disallow “WGA” in the allowed programs section.

Or,

Download and install Autoruns from www.sysinternals.com. Run the program, go to the WinLogon tab and uncheck (disable) the WgaLogon, as suggested by PSnet.

Hope this helps, and please rate! ^_^

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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Contact the source where u had purchased the licensed copy and report them for the problem. ask them for a new product key.

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