New Story WGA

  J B 11:38 14 Jul 2006

Now I am all for legal software but this is beginning to annoy me. I have no less than Three versions of WGA! They are;
1) WGA Notification KB905474
2) WGA Version 1.3.0254.0
3) WGA Validation Tool KB892130
Is it really nesessary to have all three, because one of them calls home all the time and I'm fed up with it. I don't mind them checking every now and again but not all the time. I would like to know how I can stop the one that calls home at the drop of a hat, failing that, what else can do. Any suggestions would be a help. Thanks. J.B.

  Sethhaniel 11:41 14 Jul 2006



  kdt 11:47 14 Jul 2006

i had all three but checked just now can't see them in control panel/add/remove?

  anskyber 12:13 14 Jul 2006

Hi. They are there in my control panel/add remove programs. Have you got the "show updates" box checked at the top of the add/remove programs window?

  Daibus 12:17 14 Jul 2006

I have also got WGA update KB905474 but if you click on it in "Add Remove" it says it cannot be removed.

  spuds 12:20 14 Jul 2006

Something similar perhaps? click here

  Jimmy14 12:36 14 Jul 2006

Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications/Validation tool cannot be removed from your system. When highlighting it in Add/Remove Programs, underneath there is a sentence saying "This update cannot be removed"


  Stuartli 13:02 14 Jul 2006

Found this info if it helps (click here):

1. Open Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Security Features > Add-on Management.
2. Double click Add-on List and select enabled.
3. Click on Show then on Add.
4. In enter name put {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} .
5. In enter value put 2.
6. OK, Apply, OK.
7. Now you can disable/enable the add-on by opening up IE.

Tools --> Manage Add-ons. You'll see it there and can disable it when you complete the steps outlined.

  scotmax 13:03 14 Jul 2006

I had a very annoying WGA phoning home alert from Zone Alarm. After realising what this was it was resolved by denying it access in the programme list.

  Stuartli 13:03 14 Jul 2006

Microsoft's methods:

click here

plus the last paragraph at:

click here

  Marsh Warden © ™ 13:19 14 Jul 2006

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