Piracy Control Box Pops Up RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I turn on my computer a microsoft piracy control box pops up and asks me to verify my copy of software before I can continue. It also asks me very specific informaion such as name, email, credit card number, and pin. Obviously very strange, but when I select to complete later it automatically shuts off. Is this in fact really needed by microsoft or is my computer infected with a virus?
    Friday, June 12, 2009 8:43 AM


  • Good Morning Gibbyj,

    Thank you for visiting our forum today. Please follow the guidance Dan suggested and let us k now if this is what you are experiencing. Also you can contact PC Safety, which is a Microsoft group, which provides free assistance with Malware infections. I encourage you to use the ‘Windows Live Safety Scan for Windows Vista’ (http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm) before contacting PC Safety.

    PC Safety:



    Gibbyj I would also encourage you to back up all of your files in case you need to reformat your system.

    Thank you,


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    • Proposed as answer by Stephen Holm Friday, June 12, 2009 4:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Thursday, June 18, 2009 12:55 AM
    Friday, June 12, 2009 4:31 PM

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