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Windows Genuine (Dis)Advantage Validation


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August 3, 2005.

Microsoft rolled out another security update called 'Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130)'

This (security fix) also installs an Active-X control 'MUWebControl Class' that collects various ID and BIOS information from your computer and determines whether you have a legitimate copy of Windows.

This applies to all computers running Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

For more information you can go to the Microsoft support website.

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In IE, Tools/Internet Options/Programs/Manage Add-Ons/ select "Windows Genuine Advantage" choose disable.

Theres always a workaround. :lol:

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Yeah, I remember reading about that. disabled it as soon as I heard it.

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