“Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup

What exactly is “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup?

“Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup belongs to scam created by professional cyber extortionists in order to extort money from inexperienced Windows users. Apparently, the virus lock out your PC screen and tells you that your Windows is not genuine. If you want your Windows to return in previous states, you must enter a valid Windows product key. But should beware that “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup is not a genuine error reported by Microsoft support center instead such error screen is displayed by some kind of screen locker trojan or potentially unwanted program in order to lure you into thinking that your system is really not a genuine copy.

After seeing such error report on BSOD window, inexperienced PC users get scared and follow up the suggested steps without taking advise from a security expert or search solution online. It lure them into making payment to the cyber extortionists in order to get rid of “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” pop up Screenlock. This Screenlocker virus suggests victims to click a blue hyperlinked text “Click here to get your key” in order to buy a Windows key. At the time of writing the article, this hyperlinked text redirects victims to a pay-per-downloads website known as “ShareCash”. We are not sure that “ShareCash” is associated with this scam or not.

"Microsoft Windows is not genuine" error window features following text:

This copy of Microsoft Windows is not genuine.

To use all Microsoft Windows features, such as all updates from Windows Update; get the latest updates; and receive product support, your copy of Microsoft Windows must be validated as genuine.

As a new step to security (to continue using Microsoft Windows), we require you to complete a survey for a new product code.”

How did “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup end up on your system?

This Screenlocker virus ends up on your system primarily along with freeware such as Free File Converter, Media Player, Flash player plugin etc. While you install such free application, “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup get installed on your Windows in background without your awareness. Moreover, it might get installed by installing updates from unofficial source while surfing Internet. Fake updates pop ups such as “Flash player plugin is outdated”, “Install Java updates”, “Windows Critical update is available” carry “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup integrated along with themselves. So be curious, do not install them.

Therefore, to get rid of “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup screenlock, make use of following guideline:

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How to Uninstall “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup from Control Panel from Windows 10

  • Click and Open Start Menu option

 

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  • Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents

 

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  • Click on System option

 

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  • On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option

 

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  • Now Click on “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup to remove it from PC.

 

How to Eliminate “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup from Windows 8/8.1

 

Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup related processes and then click to “End Task”

 

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Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup infection.

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Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.

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After that, click Add/Remove Program

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Uninstall “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup associated programs from Windows 8/8.1

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Uninstall “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup From Window 7/vista

 

Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode

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Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”

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First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

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Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup one by one then click on End Task.

 

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Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.

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The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.

 

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Now select “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup within programs list and click on Uninstall.

Steps to Eliminate “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup from Windows XP

 

Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.

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Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.

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Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup.

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Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.

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How to Uninstall “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup From Your Infected Browser

 

A. Guidelines to Remove “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup From Microsoft Edge Browser

How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup

Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar

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Click and select on View advanced settings option

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In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”

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Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.

How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup

 

  • Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
  • Select specific page or pages under Open with option
  • After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as

 

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B. How to Delete “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup from Google Chrome

 

Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions

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Select all the malicious extensions including “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup and then select trash icon

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Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section

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In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser

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C. How to Uninstall “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup From Mozilla Firefox

 

Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.

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A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.

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In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.

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Find “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.

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Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.

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D. How to Remove “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup From Internet Explorer

 

First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.

Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.

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Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.

A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.

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A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select “Microsoft Windows is not genuine” popup and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE

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