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  • I was cleaning up my Download directory when I noticed a file named Genuine Check, an application that was 1,493 KB. Highlighting it said it was a Genuine Windows Validation by Microsoft Corporation, File Version 1.9.42.0. Not knowing what this was I googled it and had several results that said it was a virus or malware and had offers or suggestions for removing it from my system. This smelled like something planted by someone just so they could sell a piece of removal software.

    How do I tell what is really going on here? Is this a piece of Microsoft programming or actually malware?

     

    Jack

     

    Friday, June 3, 2011 3:07 AM

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  • "jborchel" wrote in message news:2bddea5d-e54d-43e9-b99f-d84a1c341972...

    I was cleaning up my Download directory when I noticed a file named Genuine Check, an application that was 1,493 KB. Highlighting it said it was a Genuine Windows Validation by Microsoft Corporation, File Version 1.9.42.0. Not knowing what this was I googled it and had several results that said it was a virus or malware and had offers or suggestions for removing it from my system. This smelled like something planted by someone just so they could sell a piece of removal software.

    How do I tell what is really going on here? Is this a piece of Microsoft programming or actually malware?

     

    Jack

     


    The file is probably genuine -
    It's the result of using the alternative Validation process when accessing an MS page restricted to validated machines.
    I'd just delete it and forget it.
     

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