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Windows 2000 is not required to have WGA, its not checked. The active X control is required for downloads from Microsoft but the ActiveX control only reports the OS to MS. If you were on XP you would get WGA notifications and WGA Notifications is the spyware.

HI

I've got a legit copy of w2k. Recently, i went to update at microsoft and installed WGA as requested . Now I find WGA is spyware, and would like to remove it...

Any clues

TIA

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WGA consists of two elements, a validation check, and a daily phone-home bit.

The first element is legitimate, and is not deactivated by this program. This check is still preformed each time you access a website wishing to download WGA software.

The second element is spyware, and currently the matter before two court-cases in the USA.

The following program removes _only_ the second element, is found at http://www.firewallleaktester.com .

It does work under Windows 2000, and still allows the validation to work under Windows 2000.

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WGA Notifications is the ONLY tool from MS for WGA that contains the Phone Home technique which does not work under Windows 2000 AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!! WGA Notifications was pushed out through Critical Updates. The ActiveX control only exists for Validation at the MS Downloads website. All copies of Windows 2000 pass validations as Win 2000 did not contain an activation scheme and has no way for Microsoft to keep track of Windows 2000 keys used.

WGA consists of two elements, a validation check, and a daily phone-home bit.

The first element is legitimate, and is not deactivated by this program. This check is still preformed each time you access a website wishing to download WGA software.

The second element is spyware, and currently the matter before two court-cases in the USA.

The following program removes _only_ the second element, is found at http://www.firewallleaktester.com .

It does work under Windows 2000, and still allows the validation to work under Windows 2000.

W

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