This is a pretty old utility but I think many people will still find it useful. Note that RemoveWGA does not crack WGA or make your system genuine. It simply removes the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool from your system.
So what’s the harm in having WGA notifications tool installed? Nothing expect that it’ll be useless after the first run (once you run it and validate your copy of Windows). Oh and it will call home every time you reboot the system even if your copy is confirmed as a legit version of Windows. For those who do not like this ‘behavior’ you can use RemoveWGA to detect, disable and completely remove the WGA notifications tool from your system.
Note: Some anti-virus programs may detect RemoveWGA as a virus. These are false positives and we guarantee that it is malware free.
RemoveWGA will enable you to easily remove the Microsoft "Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications" tool, which is calling home and connect to MS servers every time you boot. Futures updates of this notification tool will (officially) setup the connection rate to once every two weeks. Once the WGA Notification tool has checked your OS and has confirmed you had a legit copy, there is no decent point or reason to check it again and again every boot.
Moreover, connecting to Microsoft brings security issue for corporate networks, and privacy issues for everyone. It is also unclear which information are transmitted (Microsoft published an official answer, but an individual study brought some questions). All of that, along the fact that Microsoft used deceptive ways to make you install this tool (it was told you it was an urgent security update, whereas it is a new installation giving you no extra security) makes me calling this tool a spyware.Also, Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is different than Windows Genuine Advantage Validation. RemoveWGA only removes the notification part, phoning home, and does not touch the Validation part.
- Tell you if the WGA notification tool is active on your system
- Allows you to remove the WGA notification tool from your system
- Accept the "-silent" command line parameter to silently check if the WGA notification tool is active on your system, and popup only if it is found (usefull for checking automatically at startup for instance)
RemoveWGA is free software and is only 14kb in file size. Note that this will only work on some versions of Windows XP.
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