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#1 Sandym10

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:43 PM

 Window 7 will not update or run firewall. I have gone T Microsoft web site and it appears to be a problem with this program. I tried all their suggestions and none worked. I just tried Windows Repair it received a message the program is cracked and will not work. Does anyone have a solution?

 



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:50 PM

Gday Sandym10, and Welcome to BC.

 

When you say cracked, are you referring to the fact that the copy of Win7 you have is non genuine ?


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:57 PM

Cracked Software

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_cracking


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#4 Sandym10

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:14 PM

thank you I will try. I have a genuine copy of windows 7. the message said it was the windows repair program I downloaded that is cracked.



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:43 PM

TRY THIS   

 

Read the page before you start


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:50 AM

Windows does not normally generate any message about "cracked software."  It's not designed to do such.

 

Post the exact onscreen message received, please.

 

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 09:40 AM

If the Windows Repair (All in One) came from a 3rd party "vendor", it is possible end-user accidentally downloaded a "cracked" Pro version.  Once WR(AiO) calls home for updating -- it might have been that program that returned the "cracked" message.  I remember elsewhere another nice person accidentally ran into the same wall.


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:19 PM

But what Louis is saying is that it isn't normal for Windows to give such a message, which could mean that version may have been infected. Having an onscreen message screenshot posted would help determine if there is a possibility of infection.

I remember seeing two different infections years ago... one caused programs to fail to execute that gave the message that it could not start. Another gave the message, "File in infected. Please disinfect your system now."

I saw long ago in the craze on Peer-to-Peer programs (never good... use at your own risk!)... many files would give the message, "Download is cracked," "file is infected," or the best one, "I'm taking over your computer."

TLDR (Too long, don't read): Many programs that are infected or unofficial will give off a specific message, but it is not part of Windows that is giving the message, but the program itself. Hope this helps!

OP (original poster): Welcome to Bleeping Computer. Hope you continue learning a lot. Please post a screenshot of the message you received, and please feel free to obtain the original version of Windows Repair All-In-One by Tweaking.com from @Condobloke's link up there (which is on the Bleeping Computer download area). Let us know how all of this goes. :)



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:10 PM

thank you I will try. I have a genuine copy of windows 7. the message said it was the windows repair program I downloaded that is cracked.

Can you provide the Link?

 

Also, if you still have the program installer do a Scan of it with a good Malware Scanner like MalwareBytes.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=malwarebytes


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 12:46 PM

Very well.

 

@Sandym10 - Has any of this helped? What have you tried? Let us know what's working, as it has been a couple days since we've heard from you. :)






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