Windows XP - Your copy of XP is pirated
Posted by angelis on July 16 2006 18:19:53
The text used by the latest scammers I have come across varies greatly, but the premise behind their scam is the same.
You will be booting (starting) your machine and after it has settled with your wallpaper and icons on the screen, an authentic looking windows style message pops up. The message only stays on the screen for a few seconds, and it tells you the copy of Windows XP you are using is not a legitimate copy and you should click a link to rectify that problem immediately.
This is happening to people with licensed and stolen copies of Windows XP. You may also experience several other ad windows appearing momentarily after the original one disappears. This is not a genuine windows message, and is infact generated by spyware on the users system.