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Windows is not genuine? is there a malware that exhibits this behavior?

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#1 zarraza


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:24 AM

This doesn't really fit in the "am I infected" because I have run all kinds of spyware apps in vain.

So I thought I'd ask here

Has anyone ever seen a spyware / malware/rootkit that says your copy of windows is not genuine? I'm pretty sure the guy that has this is on the up and up, but he keeps getting a popup that says his windows isn't genuine

I did a google search but came up with very little, so I thought I'd ask here.

Is this a piece of malware? or am I to assume his windows is genuinely not genuine?

If it is in fact possible for this to be infected - then maybe it needs to be moved to the "am I infected" forum?!?!?!?!

Thanks all

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 16 July 2009 - 11:01 AM.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:00 AM

Windows Genuine Advantage is not 100% reliable in detecting actually non-genuine versions of Windows (not by a looooooooong shot)

The notification should have info about contacting Microsoft. Contact them and explain the situation to them. If they believe you then they can help you fix it. If not... there's always Linux! :D

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