Microsoft has pushed a new update to it’s Windows 7 users which detects validation errors and activation exploits. This update known as Windows Activation Technologies (WAT) detects any tampering made to windows 7 system files.
Windows7 activation technologies is capable of detecting whether you’re having an original version of windows 7 by looking over 70 known and potentially dangerous activation and hacking exploits. With this update KB971033, Microsoft intends to notify it’s users whether they’re having a legitimate copy of windows7 or whether they’ve been tricked into buying a counterfeit software.
Even though hackers have easily managed to bypass this activation update, many folks who have been tricked into ‘purchasing’ cheap version Windows 7 from local black market vendors may have fallen prey for it.
So if you’re not sure from where you got your ‘copy’ of Windows 7 download, it’s better advised to stay away this update.
To bypass Windows 7 Activation Technologies Update, just look for an update named KB971033 in your update list. Scroll through each update manually and check the details on right hand side to spot this silent update. If found, just deselect it and continue. You’ve bypassed the ‘pirate’s threat’ from Microsoft successfully.
If you’ve already installed KB971033 update, then it checks and performs a validation process for your copy of windows7.
#Case 1: If no validation errors, activation exploits, or tampered files are detected on your system, then this update silently exits. That means you’re either having a legit copy of Win7 or a full proofed cracked Windows 7.
#Case 2: If it detects any tampered files, which occurs mostly in case of malware infected or custom repacked windows, then the update tries to restore the original file after a reboot. If unsuccessful, you’ll be notified and redirected to more detailed information on the internet.
#Case 3: If the validation update detects any validation errors and activation exploits, then you’ll be redirected to internet for the resolution of this error. And when the exploits and errors are removed, you’ll be asked to activate the Windows copy using genuine license keys. After that, you’ll be periodically notified that you’re copy of Windows7 is not genuine until you format your drive or install a fresh ‘genuine’ or ‘pirated’ copy of win7.
Prevention is way better than cure, so turn off the automatic updates in control panel asap and check each update manually before installing in order to bypass the windows 7 activation update from Microsoft.
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If you have been infected with this windows update you can also restore your computer by going to the command prompt and typing in "slmgr.vbs -rearm", this will re enable the windows grace period. Next google for "windows 7 loader.exe" after rearming and running this my machines were back in business without having to format!
That worked, thank you!
thnx 4 the infoMation!! 🙂
thnx 4 the Help … GBU 🙂
just want to add. you can still download important updates for windows without risking your OS from WAT updates. just go to windows update, right click on the KB971033 update, then choose "hide". then done!
you can even remove the WGA notifications with WAT patch available in torrent sites
it worked! thanks a lot!
how to uninstall it when the options on right clickin is view copy details
do NOT under any circumstances trust some program called the "RemoveWAT" tool it is a trojan downloader. extremely messy and hard to get rid of. it looks perfectly clean and your system looks untouched until you look at it very very closely (network usage/checksums). the best option if you already have WAT installed is to reinstall windows on a freshly formatted hard drive and just simply DISABLE the specific update. no third party stuff, it makes for a perfect vehicle for using your computer as part of a bot net or whatever they have planned.
Can somebody post more info as to why RemoveWAT is bad or a trojan downloader? I have it installed but have failed in noticing something weird… How can I check for the missbehavior? Is it version related?
RemoveWat is not bad or a trojan either. The last update could be from one of the Microsoft guys 🙂
It will simply disable the following scheduled tasks which are part of the anti-piracy Windows Activation Technologies update KB971033
•SLUI.exe (Windows Activation Client)
•slwga.dll (Software Licensing WGA API)
•sppcomapi.dll (Software Licensing WGA API)
•systemcpl.dll (Software Licensing Library)
•user32.dll (patched Windows component)
By doing so it allows you to keep your windows version up to date with latest windows updates. Make sure that you do not install KB971033.