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RE: Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (Windows Update #KB905474)


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Old 10-08-2008

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RE: Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (Windows Update #KB905474)

Well, I am with you. I have had many more problems than validation issues;
it is actingg as genuine malicious spyware o n my machine. I considered
calling the local consumer report tv station to come and see this. No one
woud beleive it. I am in Boston MA. I see you are in Germany. Microsoft has
realalay blown it this time. See my other post at WGA Latest Info Reply. Good
"Stewart" wrote:

> copy of Windows is not genuine, and that I may be a victim of
> pirated software.
> Windows came with my HP computer last year. It has a certificate of
> authenticity and I seriously doubt HP is a pirate (even if this update
> suggests otherwise). Moreover, this copy of Windows has be validated
> several times before (when downloading software from Microsoft's web
> site, for example), without any problems whatsoever.
> I have tried several of the suggestions on the Windows Genuine
> Advantage Talkback forum at...
> I have went to to revalidate, with no
> success. I have also tried the MGA Diagnostic Tool, which resulted in
> a bunch of garbage without any solution offered. I was going to post a
> copy of the results to the WGA Validation Problems forum at...
> ...but it appears I have to sign up to something to access that
> forum (a lot of talk about Windows Passport, Hotmail, and more) and
> provide even more information about my computer for Microsoft to screw
> up. Since I would rather not do all that, I'm instead sitting at my
> computer in a really pissed off mood, with not a clue what to do next.
> At the same time, my copy of Office XP is also now saying it is not
> a genuine copy, which may or may not be related to this Windows update
> (the update doesn't say anything about Office, but this started at the
> same time). I purchased Office XP from a military PX several years ago
> (the military is also not likely a pirate, in spite of what this
> update suggests), and it has also been validated numerous times before
> (to download updates and additions from Microsoft's web site).
> As I said, I'm in a really pissed off mood. I really don't need this
> hassle in my life at the moment. So, instead of doing anything else to
> fix this, I'm not doing another thing. If Microsoft can screw up my
> computer with an update, they can just as easily fix it with an
> update. And I damn sure expect them to do so soon. If I'm deprived of
> the use of my computer for one moment because of this garbage, or am
> forced to continuing seeing bs messages all over my computer each time
> I use it, I'm going to look into the possibility of taking Microsoft
> to the German equivalent of the American small claims court.
> stewart

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Old 10-08-2008
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Re: Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (Windows Update #KB905474)
Cher (BIRDWISE) wrote:
> Well, I am with you. I have had many more problems than validation issues;
> it is actingg as genuine malicious spyware o n my machine. I considered
> calling the local consumer report tv station to come and see this...

<guffaw> Oh, please...

See your similar thread in WinXP General. You've got a hijackware
infection, my dear, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with KB905474!
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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