The fake notification basically holds a Windows computer hostage, just like ransomware, but instead of offering instructions on how to ‘pay a fine’ or remove the restriction as ransomware does, the “Validate copy of your Microsoft Windows” alert wants victims to “contact support.” Overview Validate copy of your Microsoft Windows This copy of Windows did not pass genuine Validation.
You might be a victim of a software counterfeiting.
I choose the option to validate my copy but it didn't help at all and the only options available were to buy a new product key or to troubleshoot, but none of the trouble shooting options were my problem.
When you purchase a computer that comes with Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows 8, that copy of Windows is tied to your computer’s hardware.
This is obviously a bad idea, particularly if you can't vouch for the website in question.
Thanks, Windows User Dear WU, It sounds like you've snapped up a digital code from a third-party supplier.
Before you can install Microsoft Security Essentials, you must have a genuine and properly licensed copy of Windows on this computer.
To acquire a genuine copy of Windows, click "Update Now." Contact Support US/CA Toll Free 1-800-931-9159 Could not connect to windows activation server, This could be due to a problem with your windows security or corrupt win32 system files. Open Windows Start/Task Menu (left click bottom right of task bar) and go to the Control Panel. Click Uninstall a program in the “Programs” section. Locate suspicious and unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and uninstall each individually. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software. [button link=”https://store.malwarebytes.org/342/cookie? affiliate=23046&redirectto= align=”center” bgcolor=”#ff0000″ hoverbgcolor=”#c71414″ hovertextcolor=”#ffffff” textcolor=”#ffffff” size=”large” style=”flat” fullwidth=”false”]Download “Jabuticaba” removal tool[/button] 2. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.
Everything was fine, but yesterday I installed an update from Windows and upon reboot this morning I got the "Your copy of Windows 7 isn't genuine" error message.
I've installed update from Microsoft before and never got this message so is it happening this time?