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  • Question

  • I recently caught a virus called Microsoft genuine validation ,How do I get rid of this ,without it costing me $149?
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:55 PM

Answers

  • Hello redcoat84,

    Here is the removal procedure to remove the WGA Validations and WGA Notifications programs from your computer:

    1.  Backup and offload any data that you want to save, such as docs, pix, email, personal financial data, music, videos, etc etc.

    2.  Run this utility:  http://www.dban.org/download

    3.  Install a properly licensed copy of Windows, or install a free operatign system such as one of the Linux distros.

    4.  Restore your data to the computer from the backup taken in Step 1.




    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 2:05 AM

All replies

  • To help us troubleshoot the issue you are experiencing, please download and run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostics Tool.  Once you run the tool, click on the Continue button, then click on the Copy button and paste the report into your post.  Thank you!


    Carey Frisch
    • Proposed as answer by Dsdude Tuesday, September 1, 2009 2:10 PM
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:05 PM
    Moderator
  • I just want it gone how do I shut it off? That's it I don't need you to trouble shoot anything I want the thing shut off .
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:37 PM
  • Unless you post the results of the MGA Diagnostic report as requested, we cannot help you resolve your problem.
    Carey Frisch
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 6:06 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello redcoat84,

    Here is the removal procedure to remove the WGA Validations and WGA Notifications programs from your computer:

    1.  Backup and offload any data that you want to save, such as docs, pix, email, personal financial data, music, videos, etc etc.

    2.  Run this utility:  http://www.dban.org/download

    3.  Install a properly licensed copy of Windows, or install a free operatign system such as one of the Linux distros.

    4.  Restore your data to the computer from the backup taken in Step 1.




    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 2:05 AM