Windows Genuine Advantage

There’s been a long time since I posted here.
I didn’t have the time to do this anymore.
But, when I’ve seen this proof of stupidity, I couldn’t resist…
This is what my Windows wants to update ..

Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130)
710 KB , less than 1 minute
The Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool enables you to verify that your copy of Microsoft Windows is genuine. The tool validates your Windows installation by checking Windows Product Identification and Product Activation status.

Total: 710 KB , less than 1 minute

Well, I will not make this update 🙂
Not that I am afraid that my Windows is not genuine .. (I *bought* it last year from Microsoft Store in Redmond), but I refuse to allow them to check something that I paid for … even if I don’t own the software itself (I own only the right to use it)

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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