I've been searching for this for a while. I attached a screenshot of a message that I see sometimes on the desktop. I've seen similar posts everywhere, but none of them seem to have the same issue I do.
It's the classic "windows not genuine" message. But, the difference is, if I open the System Properties, as soon as it refreshes the information, the message on the desktop goes away and the Genuine Software seal appears in the system properties. (see attachment)
I have done numerous scans with Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Eset NOD32 (my primary antivirus) TDSSkiller, KavVirusRemover, Rkill, adwcleaner, spybot s&d and others I've forgotten about at this time.
All turned up nothing but maybe the random tracking cookie.
The message seems to come up at random and not all the time. Might go weeks without seeing it. Then 1 random day after playing a game, surfing the web, listening to music or any other numerous activities, I'll close everything out and there it is. So I open system properties, it refreshes, message goes away.
Edited by Capp-Ware, 09 January 2016 - 07:52 PM.