Don't want to worry about WAT anymore.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by GRDaddy, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. GRDaddy

    GRDaddy MDL Novice

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    I don't know what's going on. I have Windows 7, Office 03, and Microsoft Security Essentials installed on three computers. No KB971033 on any of the computers. One computer keeps popping up with a message stating "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting."

    And another computer, I end up with the black screen stating that my computer is deemed not genuine. I usually just change the key and restart and it's back to normal for a month or so before it pops up again.

    I'm not interested in any Windows Updates. The other computers are running stable with no pop ups. Is there a way to completely disconnect connection with Microsoft and all of their checks? I don't need updates, I just need the computer to stay genuine they way it is. All updates have been disabled and must be manually sent. I don't know if Office sends off any signals to call home or Microsoft Security Essentials.

    Any clues?
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Dont want to worry bout WAT ? Then buy a genuine license instead of running a "piratewindows".

    Otherwise, loaders and proper biosmods havent been found and flagged ungenuine yet i think.
     
  3. YIN

    YIN MDL Member

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    i suggest for you to go with the hardmod way
     
  4. FABIGUI

    FABIGUI MDL Member

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    I have a bios mod and running Microsoft Security Essentials without any problem.
     
  5. pezzonovante

    pezzonovante MDL Member

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    Use Daz Loader and Microsoft Security Essentials with no problem.
     
  6. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  7. GRDaddy

    GRDaddy MDL Novice

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    I used Daz Loader on all four systems. I have NOT installed KB971033 on three of the systems, accidentally installed it on one, but uninstalled it, and reapplied Daz Loader after an uninstall.

    I'm not sure if my pre-activated Office 07 Enterprise Edition is causing the issue. Or if it's the MSE. But two of my computers have been hit with activation messages.

    I was wondering if there was a way to just completely block Microsoft checks on my system. Maybe some sort of redirect that makes Microsoft think my computer is offline at all times so it does not attempt to run any checks or updates of even MSE. I'm not interested in updates. The computers are secure and generally used for basic searching.

    Maybe it's a weird thing to ask.
     
  8. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  9. GRDaddy

    GRDaddy MDL Novice

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    MGADiag tool is giving me a "Failure to create output file" error when I try to copy. Is there a common fix to that?

    You said

    Is that true and necessary? That is the one step I don't believe I did on all the machines. If I validate after Daz then disable all auto-updates, is there any way WAT will get me after that?
     
  10. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  11. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    BIOS mod for the win! nothing kills it!
     
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  12. RedSpider

    RedSpider MDL Junior Member

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    All computer systems DO NOT WORK THE SAME. Get rid of Microsoft Security Essentials, because that is your connection to Micro$oft.
     
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  13. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    I agree - MSE can flag genuine systems as illegitimate and has done so to some people I know who have legitimate software donated by M$ and M$ can't figure out why.

    Get an altrenative - Comodo is free and receives good test results - some of the best results in leak tests.
     
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  14. pezzonovante

    pezzonovante MDL Member

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    You're wrong. I have installed MSE on all my pc's activated with Daz's Loader. I've also installed KB971033 and turned automatic updates on. There has never been any problem. MSE is the best free antivirus for Windows 7.
     
  15. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    Custom made Windows Activator for the win it only needs to run once and then its done...
     
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  16. bluecatfish

    bluecatfish MDL Junior Member

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    What is this "Custom" made Windows Activator?
     
  17. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    I think he's hinting to the fact that he might have a "home brew" deal going on

    @pezzonovante

    Whats your info regarding MSE being the best free AV. Any facts about that you might share!
     
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  18. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    haha, good point. I would say that personally avast or avg is actually better then MSE! I tested it and honestly I was not impressed.
     
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  19. pezzonovante

    pezzonovante MDL Member

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    av-comparatives.org has rated MSE as the best free antivirus. Plus I have been very impressed with MSE. I haven't had any problems with malware or system performance since I installed it last year.
     
  20. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    It's cool that we all have these different experiences with these free AV's. About 4 years ago I choose Avira free and also worked good for me...lol

    I have Avira Premium now. Seems to always find stuff...lol

    I hear people complain about false-positives but a false-positive never hurts anyone just bothers us...lol

    I think it's more important to have the best definition files as to catch all viruses
     
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