Hello, I'm having a problem here. I recently had a problem with my computer being infected with a rootkit, which was removed thanks to the help of a wonderful person on this forum
. After that I went on a 3 week vacation, when I came back and plugged in my pc I went straight to microsoft.com to get any updates that may be available. It asked me to validate my version of windows and I clicked "yes". It then claimed that my version was not genuine and that baffles me. I have had this computer for years, almost 4 now.
Since then I've had about 2 major problems with it. One being a power surge in my place and having to replace the motherboard, hard drive and power supply. I hired someone to install them for me, at my request he installed Windows XP Pro (I had Home before this happened). I placed my important files back onto my computer and everything was fine(this was a little over a year ago).
Since then I would check microsoft.com occasionally and get updates from there. I would have to go through the validation process and it would pass my version of windows as genuine every time. Last month I somehow got a rootkit on my machine, which as I explained above was removed thanks to the help of Buckeye_Sam. I admit that I had not updated some of my anti-virus programs nor gotten an update from microsofts' site in a while, and I suppose that probably did me in. Anyway after the ordeal I went and updated all my programs, and went to microsoft to get updates, went through the validation process and passed
! This was on August 12 of this year. On the 14th I went on vacation and I just got back yesterday and I am welcomed with this not so pleasant message. I'm baffled, any help/ideas?