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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Microsoft WGA Defeated Again.

News submitted to says Microsoft will disable for the mean time the Window Genuine Advantage (WGA) tool which MS distributed via Windows Update. This is after the tool received much bad press last week due to it intrusive nature. According also to the story, MS "promised" to fix this problem by setting the tool to check every 14 days instead of the daily routine.

However a quick search over the net will give you a pretty large amount of information how to disable the tool ranging from using firewalls to block the tool from connecting over the Internet to completely disabling it via registry which leaves me thinking, was this tool really necessary? MS cant even secure Windows against casual crackers and hackers, what more against the entire world who is bent into defeating WGA I guess MS will be fighting a losing battle with this one


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