Thursday, February 4, 2010

"You may be a victim of software counterfeiting" How to Solve this Problem?

Microsoft has activated the most aggressive part of their Windows Genuine Advantage program -- Active Notifications.

After downloading the latest Windows updates, if your Windows cd-key doesn't validate against Microsoft's online database of cd-keys, you may be greeted with this unpleasant five-second mandatory delay dialog at the login page.

Below that it will say “This copy of Windows is not genuine. You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Click this balloon to resolve now.”.

The warnings also get more dire as time progresses as Below:

This copy of Windows is not genuine and you have not resolved the issue. This computer is no longer eligible to receive select security upgrades from Microsoft. To protect your computer, you must click Get Genuine now.
What Causes this Problem ?
The problem occurs when you update your Windows XP.It will show this notification that reads “You may be a victim of software counterfeiting” and “This copy of windows does not pass genuine Windows validation”.This is because you are not using Genuine XP.

How To Fix This Problem?
Though I never encourage piracy but here is how you can remove this problem.
Method 1:
Just download and run RemoveWGA.exe
Method 2:
1. Launch Windows Task Manager.
2. Locate the process “wgatray.exe” and end it.
3. Log in into the Safe Mode(Press F8 while PC boots) and delete the file WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32
4. Also delete the WgaTray.exe from c:\Windows\System32\dllcache
5. Type regedit in Run to open Registry Editor, navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify
6. Delete the folder WgaLogon and all of its contents.
7. Restart the PC normally.
Method 3:
  1. Reboot to safe mode.
  2. Open up HijackThis.
  3. scroll down to the selection that says “020 – Winlogon Nofity: Wgalogon – …”
  4. select that, and click fix checked.
  5. Reboot after this.
Method 4:
Watch ths video tutorial  in Youtube.
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Anonymous said...

I have this problem in windows 7 start today.
Write the solution . More visits :)

manohar kafle said...

biijay ji genune message remove garne tapaiko idea le kamai garena .tyo ta sayad window7 ko lagi haina hola .mero window 7 32 bit ultimate ho.plz kunai arko solution chhaina?

BijayMishra said...

OK Manohar jee i will seek for your solution have patience..

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