How To Stop Microsoft Windows And Office Genuine Advantage To Black Out Your Computer Screen

by DB on October 24, 2008


Microsoft has turned on the feature that it has been talking about for a while now. It pushed the Microsoft Windows and Office Genuine Advantage program as part of a recent update. Users running a pirated copy of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office are the targets of the Genuine Advantage program. Chinese users are reporting that their screens were turning black every one hour with a warning box pop up warning them that they are using a pirated copy of Microsoft software and they would not be eligible to receive security updates in the future. The dialog box can be closed and the user can return to what he/she was doing, but the dialog box becomes irritating as it pops up every hour.

As with everything Microsoft, new hacks and workarounds for the Microsoft Genuine Advantage program have already been published in various blogs and websites.  Here is one such working workaround from Ashfame.

Please remember that pirated software is not always safe. Even though it may sell for less than one-tenth of its original price, it could be loaded with spyware and viruses that can only cause further headaches. Workarounds like from Ashfame will help stop the notification, but Microsoft has already flagged your version of its software and will not deliver important future updates making your software vulnerable to attacks.

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1 arpit February 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

hi i want to stop genuine microsoft sftware

2 Siddhartha Milan Shrestha May 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

My oprating system is Windows 7 ultimate,in Dell computer.when im opening system, my desktop colour automaticly changing in black colour (previous it was in another screen saver)and im getting windos genuine advantage
1)it showing that you may be activation of software counterfeirting.
2)this copy of windows did nt pass genuine windows validation.
please help me.i want to remove it.

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