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Re: Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

  • Subject: Re: Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 May 2006 09:10:32 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.os.windows-xp
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Venom ] on Sunday 07 May 2006 05:09 \__

> "Brian" <kwazye@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:iEb7g.2936$VV2.221863@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Appreciate if someone could throw some light on the removing of the
>> following update on XP
>> Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB905474)
>> .
> And we have yet another one who blindly downloads crappy updates without
> knowing what they are for. It can't be removed so enjoy the pop up balloons
> untill you think of the simple solution and how to stop it from happening
> again.

I am not sure if it still works (depends on your patching frequency/habits),
but you can use JavaScript to reveal yet another embarrassing loophole:


,----[ Quote ]
| There are already workarounds to pass windows validation using a
| javascript wga patch on trixie.
| Update: Microsoft has updated the Windows Genuine Validation tool to
| circumvent the hack exposed last week that allowed the system to be
| bypassed with a snippet of JavaScript code. The Validation is now a
| two-step process that first generates a code and then has you copy and
| paste that code to complete the process. 

Hope it helps,


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