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Windows 7: Dialog box, "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting"

17 May 2014   #1

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Dialog box, "You may be a victim of software counterfeiting"

Good morning everyone,

First time posting here. After reviewing site info, this appeared to be the appropriate sub-forum to post in. Apologies, if it is not.

I acquired & have been using this refurbished computer since December 2012. (More info in "Additional Notations" section further down)

Problem description:

Sometime during the overnight hours, the dialog box shown in the attached screenshot below, appeared on my computer monitor. I have no idea why it was displayed. (System specs shown at bottom of this post).
Attachment 318134

Possibly-related previous issue noted:

In July 2013, there were at least two occasions when I noticed in the lower right corner of the Desktop (above the system clock), a notation that my version of Win 7 was not genuine. The same remedial measures listed below were also performed back then. The aforementioned message has not been seen since.

Remedial measures taken thus far:

1. Rebooted computer. The dialog box is no longer displayed.
2. Performed quick scans with Outpost Security Suite Pro, MBAM, and SAS. No issues detected.
3. Ran MBSA. No issues found.
4. Downloaded the MGADiag tool and ran it. (Report shown below).

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-RT97J-JR7F3-Y7WQ4
Windows Product Key Hash: sOmDoeElDT4lZhDJPOgK9nIdNs8=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8978064-98707
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {FE440150-A938-4D80-9FDC-0AC0E8420E91}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{FE440150-A938-4D80-9FDC-0AC0E8420E91}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-Y7WQ4</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8978064-98707</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1148028144-535642835-337438232</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>OptiPlex 755                 </Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Dell Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>A12</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20081209000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>6E473307018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL  </OEMID><OEMTableID>B9K    </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
Activation ID: 90a61a0d-0b76-4bf1-a8b8-89061855a4c9
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00371-00178-780-698707-02-1033-7601.0000-3572012
Installation ID: 017980752315518701293185829310604051002115305012289871
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: Y7WQ4
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
Trusted time: 5/17/2014 11:04:11 AM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 5:17:2014 08:24
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

HWID Data-->

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x0
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
  APIC            DELL          B9K    
  FACP            DELL          B9K    
  HPET            DELL          B9K    
  BOOT            DELL          B9K    
  MCFG            DELL          B9K    
  SSDT            DELL        st_ex
  ASF!            DELL          B9K    
  ____            DELL          B9K    
  SLIC            DELL          B9K
Additional notations:

This refurbished Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop computer was purchased by a friend in December 2012 from U.S. Micro on ebay. Win 7 Pro, SP1 was already installed and two OS backup CD's/DVD's came with the computer.
At the time I first turned on the computer, it took me through the OS validation routine, entering the product key, etc. No issues encountered.

This computer is a standalone & I am the only person who uses it. There are no other computers in the house, nor is this one on any kind of network.
NO P2P software is ever used or installed on this machine.

Microsoft Office 2010 Home Edition (3-PC license), was purchased from Staples and installed by me on the computer in early 2013 with no issues encountered during the activation process.

All Windows Updates (including Microsoft Office 2010 updates) are current. NO problems have been encountered with any updates, nor any update failures noted. Only 4 optional updates are shown when checking Windows Updates in the Control Panel. (They are unneeded by me). All applications & browsers shown in System specs below are current and updated.

System specs: Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop; Win7 Pro SP1, x64; Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.00 gHz CPU; 8 GB RAM; 400 GB Seagate SATA HDD (> 60% free space remaining); Outpost Security Suite Pro (lifetime license); MBAM Premier 2.0 (lifetime license); SAS (on-demand only); Spywareblaster (free version); IE11 (rarely used); FF w/ NoScript (primary browser); AdBlock Plus; Disconnect
My question: Why did the dialog box shown in the screenshot above show up on my screen when there is NO pirated software present, and the MGAdiag tool appears to clearly confirm the OS and MS Office are genuine?
Thank you for your time and any feedback!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

You are using an OEM System Builder Key for windows 7 - which is pretty normal for a refurbisher's product.
Is the appropriate COA sticker also attached to the case (or inside the battery compartment?

There doesn't appear to be any problem in your MGADiag report - are you still seeing any notification?

It could be that your system simply experienced a temporary race condition, which caused the protection service to flag the system as potentially counterfeit - such problems are often caused either by malware, or by over-active AV software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2014   #3

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hi Noel and much obliged for your reply to my post!

In answer to your questions, yes, the COA sticker is on the side of the computer.
The dialog box has not been seen again either.

Given what you've said and the fact this is the only time I've seen the dialog box referenced in my post (and it hasn't returned since rebooting)...I'm thinking this is likely just some fluke. Repeated scans with Outpost, MBAM, and SAS still find no issues as well. Figured it best to at least make an inquiry about the issue...just to make sure.

Thanks very much again for your time and follow-up! :)

Best regards,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 May 2014   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

With any luck you won't see it again - if you do, and it persists beyond a couple of reboots, then post a new MGADiag report, and I'll take another look.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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