Tag Archives: Windows Genuine Advantage

New Worm poses as Microsoft WGA

Well, by now you should have your fill of Microsoft WGA news from us, but this one is just too ironic to pass up on. InfoWorld and ZDNet are both reporting that a new worm is making it’s way through … Continue reading

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Microsoft sued over WGA

On the heels of the uproar over Self-Destructing Windows installs, a lawsuit was filed in US District court(seattle) this week.  The lawsuit calls Microsoft’s WGA a spyware. The suit by Los Angeles resident Brian Johnson, filed this week in U.S. … Continue reading

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This install of Windows will self destruct in 30 days

Ed Bott at ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft will soon make installation of WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) mandatory. Not only will it become a mandatory install, if WGA isn’t installed within 30 days, the install of Windows will cease to … Continue reading

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Windows phone home

Appearantly, Windows Genuine Advantage calls home every day. Microsoft Corp. acknowledged Wednesday that it needs to better inform users that its tool for determining whether a computer is running a pirated copy of Windows also quietly checks in daily with … Continue reading

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