Fake This Computer Is Not Running Genuine Windows
Posted on 2014-03-17
A customer is getting a persistent message "This computer is not running genuine Windows." When I started, Windows would not update. I ran Malwarebytes and Windows Repair from Tweaking.com. Malwarebytes did find some problems. The updates installed after running Windows Repair, but I am still getting the not genuine message.
The computer is an unmodified Dell Inspiron 500 running 64-bit Windows 7. So I know that Windows is Genuine. System properties reports that Windows is Activated.
I will attempt to run Superantispyware in the AM, but where is this message coming from and how do I stop it?