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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cpaaddict, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. cpaaddict

    cpaaddict Supreme Member

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    ok last night i was running my bot and tubeincreaser.

    woke up this morn and seen this message on my pc


    Activation exploits have been detected on your computer

    Windows has found software that cirumvents windows activation and interferes with normal Windows operation. The presence of this software may indicate your copy of Windows is counterfeit.
    Name Type
    SL07-001 Activation Exploit

    If you do not repair Windows, Windows may disable the activation exploit and you will be asked to activate your copy of Windows with a valid product key.


    whats this mean and what happened? also i bought this pc off the ebay last yr and now had any probs since. can someone tell me what the above means? how do i solve? ive not done anything yet as i dont wanna lose anything
     
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    djedje70 Regular Member

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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    This means you have an invalid version of Vista on your computer.
    You probably have this Windows update installed as well: KB940510 (automatic update?)
    You would need to find a way to uninstall this update. I have XP, so my help stops here...
     
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  3. cpaaddict

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    yeh i thought it was a dodgy copy as its the first time ive seen this. so if i get hold of some product keys. will that work?
     
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    djedje70 Regular Member

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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    If you havn't rebooted your computer since the update, then there is a way to unistall this update:
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/03/07/uninstall-kb940510-to-disable-sl07-001-and-sl07-006-vista-exploitcrack-detection/
    Else, I would suggest a system restore to the point in time b4 the update.
     
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    so u recommend removing the update yeh? will this be ok u think?
     
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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    I have XP, so I don't know how your system will be after.
    Turn off automatic update though.
    Best bet would be to check on some forum and see how others have dealt with this. I think the update was issued in March, so there is a solution out there for you.
     
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    Just found this:
    Stop this process wgaer_m.exe, then rename it.
    Some people have had success with a batch file that stops it at bootup. But I guess if you rename it for now should be all good.
     
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    ok sow hich would i try lol. remove the files or go for the other option u said in last post? sorry lol but i dont wanna fuck my machine up. and i a tech noob haha
     
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    I would stop the process and rename it first. If it works out cool.
    Just remember where the wgaer_m.exe is located in case you need to rename it again.
     
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    ok sorry to sound thick but how do i rename it. i just tried but it didnt rename the file lol

    actually it did rename. ill try now and see what happens lol
     
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    You stop the process first. Else the file is in use and you won't be able to rename it.
    It's 7h05 here, I have to get ready to go to work and finish a project.
    Good luck. I'm sure someone else will be able to assist you today with this.
     
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    yeh i think u helped lol. i followed the steps and rebooted. seems fine now, touch wood.

    thanks again
     
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    No prob.
    Glad I could help.
    (30 characters........)
     
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    thats fucking scary. Its like big brother.

    Seriously though, installing files on your computer without your consent (even though its in the EULA which no one reads, but you never agree'd to) then using those files in such a way as expressed ... i'm sure it consitutes a virus to be honest!

    MS really need to sort their act together. i use XP, but if they're not careful i doubt i'll be changing for a LONG time.