This blog came about a little different than most.. Yesterday I was on the phone with Beesting, she was frustrated (there are better words, but I'll be polite) with her computer, and Microsoft over some issues.. When she started talking about the problem, step by step, I was able to tell her what happened next. In October or November I purchased a new computer, from a legitimate retailer with Windows 7 installed.. My problems with Windows 7 started exactly the same time and with the same Microsoft Updates as BeeSting's problems.. After Nine Months and a Rash of Microsoft Updates, suddenly Microsoft is telling me that my copy of Widows is not Genuine
Beesting tells the story better than I do..
Do Pirates like Microsoft Windows 7?
IS IT A VIRUS
August 4, 2011
Last October I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 Microsoft and for the past 9 months, the new Windows 7 was the best thing since Mom's apple pie and ice cream! It upgraded on a regular basis and the Security Essentials kept my computer "clean".
However, on July 8th, after the computer had downloaded Window's 7 upgrades - I received a dreaded message from its Security Essentials - "WARNING! Your software has been compromised and you may be using an illegal copy of Windows 7 - please go to Microsoft for further assistance"...(words to that effect).
Immediately, I went directly to Microsoft's web site, searched for information, read the part about needing to purchase a "NEW" copy of Windows if my copy was compromised, etc.; found a phone number to call for further assistance; continued to use my computer after running it through a reliable Malware program (found nothing, no virus, etc.), but that "warning" kept popping up and Windows would no longer "update" my computer.
I politely refused further assistance from the technician, since my ear was ready to fall off from already being on the phone for two hours.
The following day, I inserted my Windows 7 disk, reloaded, lost the brain and everything on the hard drive, as Windows 7 installed (again!). A friend told me I should have moved anything important to another Drive, off of the "C" Drive, in order to keep my stuff when Windows reloaded (free advice for anyone with the same problem).
My computer is now "clean" since reloading, updates are being downloaded correctly and Security Essentials is running just fine. However, yesterday, received a phone call from a friend who also has a "blog" and guess what?! He informed me that he is receiving a message that his Windows 7 software has been "compromised" and his Windows 7 will no longer update!
Since this friend lives 1,000 miles away from me, it's not in the cable or the cable company lines. We began comparing notes and what we have discovered is that his computer and mine both received the warning messages around June 8th or 9th - AFTER Windows downloaded an UPDATE!
So, if there are others out there in the world of the Internet, with the same problem, I would say Microsoft's Windows 7 has been compromised and suggest Microsoft locate a breach in their "Security", because whatever your company considered an "Update" was, in fact, an update to a serious breach affecting our computers and I ask Microsoft: "Do you have pirates working behind the scenes? Or, perhaps Windows 7 has contacted a virus, like the measles or mumps?! Maybe the "updates" were hacked into before sending it off to all using Windows 7?"
From Here Beesting Raises a several very interesting Questions,