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mapleleafsmarsh

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What does this mean and how do I fix it?
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Contact Microsoft!

Did you buy this PC off somebody?
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it was purchased new from staples about 2 years ago. It was working fine untill today.
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Did you install of any microsoft's new programs that wants to validate?
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i didn't install anything.
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My best bet is to call microsoft.

Or you can try a system restore in safe mode to a previous date before this started to happen.
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actually, it sounds like you could have a type of Malware. Please see the following post, for advice to help ya out :whistling:
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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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Yeah Kat you could be right.. it may be posing as if it is counterfeiting so you can buy some useless junk.
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