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You may be the victim of software counterfeiting

The desktop becomes black and PC is running slow.

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Log into the pc on Save Mode

Launch Task Manager - Process
locate wgatray.exe and end it

go to C:\Windows\System32 and delete the file wgatray.exe

also delete wgatray.exe from C:\Windows\System32\dllcache

type regedit in run to open registry editor, navigate
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify key
Delete the folder Wgalogon and all of its contents

Restart the pc normally

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This is happening when your copy o windows is not genuine, in other word your copy of windows is pirated
when you downloaded microsoft updates, also installed the wga check (windows genuine checker)

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When i open my pc it\ display on dialog box that i may be a victim of software counterfeit, and my sacreen becomes black


If you have purchased the software and if the copy is a genuine then please call microsoft @ 1800 936 5700 and they would be generating new product key if your office is failing the validation.

If you are not using a genuine copy then download the utility from the below link and run the file and restart the computer when prompted the windows genuine prompt will be removed.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/RemoveWGA.shtml

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Ekse is right and this time I have done a post with deatils on on how to remove you are a victim of a software counterfeiting message in XP
http://fusionschronicles.blogspot.com/2010/06/removing-software-conterfeiting-message.html

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The desktop becomes black and pc running slow.......


im a pc engineer who has on a regular ocurrance come accross counterfeiting install's of windows XP professional...if your windows are 1,with a black background on your desktop,2,on the bottom right of the desktop screen there should be a box message about 3"x2" in size stating(if i remember...something like)first with a orange star logo from microsoft...this install of microsoft XP professional or home edition may not be a genuine copy...if you have this at the bottom on the right side in any such form then it is counterfeit...if it's not there go to the microsoft website and you will find they have a page that will check your pc and validate if it is a piracy...notification of validate window's...you need to find on the microsoft site but im sure you will find it,good luck,garnedd.

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I am a victim of software counterfeiting


The only way you will ever get to get rid of that annoying counterfeit message is to install a genuine windows software, i.e. you need to purchase a unique windows software/CD for that pc. If you purchase the windows software, then during installation, in which you much boot from CD/DVD drive, you must select repair. That way all your documents will be preserved intact for you. The counterfeit message really simply is saying to you that, “look, this copy of the windows is actually owned by someone else and has been registered as such on Microsoft server.” Microsoft requires that each PC have a unique CD/software.

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It says i am a victim of software counterfeiting and others mentioned.


Go Here: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
and download their anti-malware (free will do). Install, update to latest defs and run a full scan. Hopefully this would remove the trojans, if not comeback and we;ll lookup another 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.

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Victim of software Counterfeiting,Problem


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.

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Victim of software counterfeiting


You will have to go to Microsoft.com and relicense your copy of Windows XP. You can purchase a new key and see if that will reset the desktop or wait until the CD arrives to reaload it.

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Victim of counterfeiting


My desktop showing you might be victim of counterfeiting. What shall I do now? Please reply the answer as soon as possible.
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