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RemoveWGA v1.2

Freeware
WinXP
RemoveWGA enables you to remove the Microsoft 'Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications' tool, which is calling home and connect to Microsoft servers every time you boot (pilot version), or every two weeks (current release).

Once the WGA Notification tool has checked your OS and has confirmed you had a legit copy, there is no decent point or reason to check it again and again every boot. Moreover, connecting to Microsoft brings security issue for corporate networks, and privacy issues for everyone. It is also unclear which information are transmitted (Microsoft published an official answer, but an individual study brought some questions). All of that, along the fact that Microsoft used deceptive ways to make you install this tool (it was told you it was an urgent security update, whereas it is a new installation giving you no extra security) might make one to call this tool a spyware.

Also, Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is different than Windows Genuine Advantage Validation. RemoveWGA only remove the notification part, phoning home, and does not touch the Validation part. The Validation part is mandatory for some not critical downloads from Microsoft, but the Notification part is not mandatory at all, and you are able to install all of the security updates without installing this one.

Note!: once the WGA notification is removed, the Automatic Update will bug you about installing the update again. This is normal, and out of the scope of RemoveWGA (since at this point, the WGA notification is uninstalled from your system).

Keywords:
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License type Freeware1
Author's homepage Visit the author's site
Date added 30 Nov 2006
Downloads 228,190
File size 13.50 kB (<1min @ 1Mbps)
Operating systems WinXP1

1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

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RemoveWGA v1.2

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18 Jan 2010 All reviews by user hm2k
NavyRet
Inactive
RemoveWGA v1.2

Running Vista Ultimate SP1 with Office 2007. I keep getting the nag popup that my office is not genuine. I ran the software and it told me WGA is jot active on my system. Seems strange that it's "not active" yet I get the nag popup saying my office is not genuine...

RemoveWGA v1.2

its because AVG gives the most false positives out of any other AV out there <br/> <br/>its not a trojan, get a real antivirus

RemoveWGA v1.2

Well this is old there are several newer versions of Micricraps and this tool.

RemoveWGA v1.2

Disable AVG, Download and install ReMoveWGA, enable AVG.