Win 7 Strange problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by fred64, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. fred64

    fred64 MDL Junior Member

    May 2, 2007
    I have a strange problem with W7 after I boot up each morning my programs work OK but when I right click for the context menu everything stops and a message appears above the address bar "Windows 7 License expired" then after a minute or so it clears and everything works as normal for the rest of my session and even after reboots during the day. It more a nuisance than anything else but I wonder if it is a sign of deeper things.
    I have an ASUS board with a Dell SLIC 2.1 and with the Cert and Key correctly installed, I have no problem with updates and I pass window authentication etc without problem so I suppose I can put up with it, but I would like to try and find what causes it.
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  2. cibomatto2002

    cibomatto2002 MDL Novice

    Jan 30, 2011
    Maybe it's a virus or spyware.
  3. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 Guest

    #3 JaguarXJ12, Feb 14, 2011
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    Why use a Dell Slic fred64 when you can use an appropriate ASUS one for your board.
    Maybe it has something to do with it.


  4. Enigma256

    Enigma256 MDL Senior Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    It doesn't matter, as long as they cert matches the SLIC. What does matter is that Microsoft never says "license expired", much less the even more clumsy "Windows 7 License expired". If that is the verbatim text, then it's guaranteed that text is not actually coming from Windows, hence why the diagnosis in the 2nd post is the correct one and all other theories are wild goose chases.
  5. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 Guest

    You know what, you're right.
    It's only because I never really have seen this myself so I don't really know what the messages looks like from Microsoft.
    Then it's more or less a Spyware/Virus
    How could I be so blind...
  6. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    100% agreed here. Most likely cause is malware.
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