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Author Topic: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'  (Read 5489 times)

oldfogy

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How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« on: June 10, 2006, 11:33:06 PM »

Just thought this might be of interest to any one.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31281
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How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006, 10:54:00 AM »

Ty OF, good tip in case anyone needs it.


I stumbled across something similar last week, but its a good idea to put the link up :)
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Re: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 10:45:15 PM »

its not piracy software its windows genuine advantage , its a process that XP runs to validate your windows if need be ie when downloading certain programs or sevices from the windows website including certain updates.

it does however  have a floor and apparently can be compromised , but it does HAVE to run , just make sure you have a good firewall and you'll be fine.

oh and dont trust "the inquirer" its been the source of many a tale of windows woe ;) ;)

Hugz x  ;D
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Re: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 11:12:35 PM »

, but it does HAVE to run ,

Well if it does HAVE to run as you put it, mines been de-activated for a long, long time, and I like other people have suffered NO ill effects, except not telling MS how often I login.

No doubt your comments are well intentioned, but they are falling on a deaf ear here.

But it's still nice to hear other people views.
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Re: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006, 08:55:03 AM »

have you disabled the service or just the tray icon?

please do me very big favour and go here  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=435bfce7-da2b-4a6a-afa4-f7f14e605a0d&displaylang=en

click the continue tab to go onto the validation process.............if it validates your copy of windows then trust me.......its NOT disabled

sorry if i come across a bit "short" sometimes , i dont mean to , im just a cheeky whippersnapper with a big gob ;)

peace
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Re: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 05:30:45 PM »

Well I did as you requested and windows wants me to "Install the validation tool" (no chance)

I have a genuine copy of XP and am able to run updates when-ever I like with no problems.
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Re: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006, 06:51:17 PM »

 ;)  one thing to be aware though , windows update does on occasion throw that validation tool into its critical updates , so if your adamant you dont want it then check em all before you download em.


do you have IE7? (you cant without the validation tool ((i dont think  :-[ )) )

windows as yet arnt allowed to use the validation tool for critical updates , but it is in the pipeline , maybe they will make it more secure first.

just out of interest , why are you so set against it? when basically its only gathering exactly the same info from your pc as is gatehered from the windows update site when its "checking if your system is running the latest version of windows update"  you do realise that dont you???

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Re: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2006, 11:29:43 PM »

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windows update does on occasion throw that validation tool into its critical updates , so if your adamant you dont want it then check em all before you download em.
Thats one reason why I select my own updates.

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do you have IE7? (you cant without the validation tool ((i dont think))
I have had IE7 with no problem from windows etc.

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why are you so set against it? when basically its only gathering exactly the same info from your pc as is gatehered from the windows update site when its "checking if your system is running the latest version of windows update"  you do realise that dont you???
Because it is then "MY CHOICE" and not that of some "Spyware's Choosing"
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Re: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2006, 08:26:06 AM »

all this coming from someone who asked how to turn their router's hardware firewall off ;) ;) ................. joke , sorry i could'nt resist ;)

you make good points , but i like to argue , and your ace for that ;)

can we be friends ;)
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Re: How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2006, 04:21:36 PM »

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can we be friends ;)

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