My Mother Is a Software Pirate

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2006-11-14 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blog: My mom called frantic, because she could no longer connect to the Internet. She asked, "What does it mean that Windows isn't genuine? Do I have spyware, or a virus?" (Microsoft Watch)

Yesterday, my mom called frantic, because she could no longer connect to the Internet. While we worked through the problem, she asked, "What does it mean that Windows isnt genuine? Do I have spyware, or a virus?"

Microsofts Windows Genuine Advantage antipiracy mechanism had branded my moms computer as running counterfeit software.
I set up that computer for her three years ago, and Im confident that it left here with a legally licensed copy of Windows XP Home. Read the full blog on Microsoft Watch: My Mother Is a Software Pirate Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at eWEEK.com Security Center Editor Larry Seltzers Weblog.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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