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My computer is showing that u may b a victim of software counterfeiting.How to solve it?

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I know that if you go to Windows Update that it will try to validate your copy of windows and install a program to do that. If it detects that you have a pirated copy of Windows it will take you a place in Microsoft's web site where you can correct the problem. I don't know how you got the warning but beware of Malware or Spyware that may be causing the problem also.

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