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  • why am i being told by my windows security center that this update is available and should be installed, when i have  already installed it?
    Tuesday, July 4, 2006 7:02 PM


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  • WGA has been revised and is safe to download.  For more information, please visit the following web site:

    Update to the WGA Notifications program introduces changes based on customer feedback. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/jun06/06-27WGA.mspx  

    Tuesday, July 4, 2006 7:30 PM

    It is the new more uninstallable version.  You still have one last opportunity to uninstall this whole pile of spyware, as long as you do not update it.  do not agree to the new EULA ... Luke! Don't Go! it's a trap!  That EULA is their back handed way of retrofitting your permission to install this spyware.

    They deleted this posting, because they didn't like my answer.  They said it was not applicable.  well, it is very applicable ... because it is the truth.

    Do anything you can to fight this spyware.  contact microsoft daily.  complain about this hijacking of your pcs!  DO NOT GIVE IN!  They are very wrong with this spyware that can at any moment declare your windows illegal.

    ps - forum means an exchange of ideas.  the moderators are acting like communist china, removing disenting opinions.  please do not delete my posts, if there is no profanity, and it is on subject ... ala "Feedback and Comments" about wga.


    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 2:50 AM
  • OneMichael,

    If they deleted this posting, how come I can read it?

    For something to be spyware, it has to spy on you.  Please tell me how the Notifications Tool is spying on you.

    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 2:56 AM
  • it will continue to monitor my machine for validation. if it is valid today, how can it become invalid tomorrow?  just the idea of software sitting there with that potential power is unacceptable to me.  i feel that once activated/validated there should be no further checks.  and since i am an uber-geek, with rabid update habits, i have been robbed of the chance to make the choice.  it is plain wrong.

    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 3:04 AM
  • Sorry DAN but I just have to say this . M* calls a beta a "pre-release". M* says their "spyware" is not spyware.

    SO I would assume that if M* says that then we should think it's true? My honest answer is IF you still trust M* then let them "help "you only because M* is the king and only they and they alone knows what is good for you. IF you don't trust M* anymore then run away from them as fast as you can.

    And if the tool is harmless and good for us WHY are so many complaining and having problems?

    I feel for the original poster and many others that come to M* for help and will only get another dose of GRIEF!

    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 4:26 AM
  • OneMichael,

    My post in this thread may explain how a license can be good today and bad tomorrow:  http://forums.microsoft.com/genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=434087&SiteID=25

    The notifications tool does monitor your computer for validation.  And to whom does it report if there is a problem with validation?  You!  Not MS.  So the only way it could be "spyware" is if you are spying on yourself.

    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 3:29 PM
  • Patrickone,

    The notifications program was a pilot program.  This is what MS calls a technology that is deployed on a region-by-region basis and not worldwide all at once.

    The notifications tool is NOT spyware by any reasonable definition.

    If you bother to read the posts from people asking for help rather than the posts from people with agendas, you'll note that a large percentage really do have nongenuine software on their computers.  This is not an indicator of the tool not working---it is an indicator of the tool working.

    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 3:39 PM
  • DAN, Thank you and I respect all opinions on here. However I stand on my original statement and guess it will be up to the courts to decide. I consider myself lucky that I got all that "evil TUESDAY updates" off my computer right away and even thro I have always been legal I never had plans to take the sp2 upgrade  because of all the problems it caused users.These boards are good because I learn from others what problems are created or caused and THAT in itself is better than anything M* could ever offer to help a person or spend much time or money on. But as I said much earlier I have gone to new things and M* will be a distant memory soon. But I still am drawn to this board just to remind myself how lucky I am.Take care.


    Wednesday, July 5, 2006 5:42 PM