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Windows activation message

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by kimo, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. kimo

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    I keep having a windows activation message pop up on my computer. I hit the link in the message, went to the site and had it do its thing.

    The messages still keep popping up.

    Is this a problem with Firefox?
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

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    You better hope not... or you've probably got a virus now after clicking it.

    How old is your computer? Windows Activation typically doesn't take you to a website, it just pulls up a Window and you register there.

    What information did you give at the link? Do you still have the website URL?

    IGF
     

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  5. kimo

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    Its actually a window that says an unauthorized change has been made to windows.
     
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  8. IndyGunFreak

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    Holy smokes, thats good.

    He said it took him to a website however. I've NEVER heard of Microsoft Activation, taking someone to a website... ever.

    Well then why on earth do you need the number? Asking for the PIN should be a HUGE red flag...

    IGF
     
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  9. kimo

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    Na, that site wasn't it. I gave no phone number or credit card infor. It was a simple white window in a blue box. Its title said there has been an unauthorized change made to windows and a link is provided in the text.

    I'll try to screen pic it if it happens again. I ran an avast pro antivirus and webroot spyware to see if anything was popped in the system.

    All seemed fine.
     
  10. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    "Major" hardware changes can cause that. If it's a new system, maybe an update or a piece of hardware went bad or came loose.
     
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  13. kimo

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    I have Vista home premium.
     
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    faber "Go Daddy! Go!"

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    windows checks for major hardware changes in case you try to install your copy of windows on another computer. or even a similar computer.

    on the other hand some virus/scam crap throw up messages about scary things to get your money.

    http://majorgeeks.com/IObit_Security_360_d6088.html
    good free cleaner, not a good daily protector.

    free windows 7 you ask? install a fresh copy, turn off windows updates, google removewat22 and install....enjoy getting one over on microsoft after they sold you that crap vista.
     
  17. IndyGunFreak

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    Unfortunately suggesting something illegal isn't within the forum rules.

    IGF
     
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    Hey, what other kind of illegal advice do you have. :upeyes:
     
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