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Windows XP Counterfeit


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jdkwilli

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All of a sudden my pc has this little star type thing in my tool bar that says I may be using a counterfeit Windows XP...I haven't changed a thing on my pc. Am too scared to do anything with it.
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digikiwi

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I'm assuming you have a legal, legitimate copy of Windows. You can disable the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Download using muBlinder

For more reading look at this G2G thread.

Edited by digikiwi, 09 July 2006 - 07:58 PM.

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jdkwilli

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I do have an original windows XP...and it was just after I received a notice that new updates were ready to be installed that this started popping up. I thought it was strange as usually after u install new updates it wants you to restart your pc.
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Hi jdkwilli...

Try this...Open "My Documents" and click on "Help" on the toolbar. Choose "Is this copy of windows legal". In the IE page that opens, click on the "Validate Now" button. What is the result of this?

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Facedown98

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If that doesn't help, I suggest posting your HijackThis logfile in our malware section, where our malware experts will analyze your logfile and help detect and treat any nasties you may find.
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