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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Antipiracy Update for Windows 7

Antipiracy Update for Windows 7

Antipiracy Update for Windows 7

Added: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Microsoft is going to fight against pirate software by releasing an update for Windows 7 checking every three months to find out whether the users have tried to cheat in its activation process. A lot of users all over the world have accomplished “hacks” to pass over Microsoft’s activation process and use counterfeit software.

With the help of this update, Microsoft has a mind to identify users implementing hacks. Once finding proof of a hack (making sure the key licensing components’ integrity remains intact) the update will alert the user – show a watermark on the desktop that will warn customers they must use a genuine Windows – and prompt to buy it. Not so persistent, it will allow users to choose to deal with the matter later, but after choosing that option they will be informed of all the genuine software’s benefits. The update will be able to detect seventy of the most popular hacks.

The program is supposed to check every three months for any new hacks installed. Of course, Microsoft promises that no any personal information will be sent to the server.

Not all the users are happy at such a prospect and believe Microsoft doesn't just have the right to run validations of the Windows every 3 months. Most of them are afraid that their original copies of Windows could be identified as pirated (as there has been such a case some time ago).

The interesting thing of all that is release delaying till the summer for China, having a well-known level of piracy. It can probably be a drawback for the users targeted at outrunning a possible conflict with them, as the more persistent-styled update includes the going black screen for the users of counterfeit copies.

The reasons for update are said to be the dangers coming with non-genuine copies of the system, particularly malware – everything from easily discoverable to keyboard recording. Microsoft just doesn’t want its customers and their data to be at risk.

The update is already available for download from the site and will be later offered by Windows Update, though it is promised to remain optional.

Microsoft admits to be pretty realistic – they understand the pirates will be trying to find ways for continuing of their activity. But they believe Microsoft antipiracy team will be trying harder.

February 17th, 2010

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Date:  Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Comments (48) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-02-17 10:56:43)
dragonstigma avatarmicrosoft!!! go to hell!!! go to hell and die!!!!

posted by (2010-02-17 11:08:49)
draggonking68 avatarLMAO @ dragonstigma do they plan on just detecting it or making the crack useless for future use in cracking windows 7 if it is just detecting whats gonna gonna stop people from just reinstalling the crack every 3 mos

posted by (2010-02-17 12:22:35)
plisscin avatarThey did this for XP i made a mistake of allowing the updates one day then got a watermark that said this was a non genuine version it took away my wallpaper and appeared every time i turned my laptop on. Easy to fix tho just looked it up on google they had pages on how to fix it.I think my answer is don't allow automatic updates.

posted by (2010-02-17 14:02:57)
iNvAsiOniSt avatarwhat is the name of the update?

posted by (2010-02-17 14:32:29)
ceo54 avatarHere It Is
KB977165 (Security Update For Windows 7) Important
Dont Install This One

posted by (2010-02-17 15:47:54)
CDay225 avatarceo54, can you please post details of how you know which security update is the Anti-piracy one?
I'm curious about an Optional update called "Update for Rights Management Services Client for Windows 7". Can anyone please confirm if this is the Anti-piracy update mentioned in this article?

posted by (2010-02-17 16:16:54)
NyhtShade avatarNot really sure how you can tell if that's the update w/o trying it and seeing for yourself, but it seems to not affect x64 systems so far. I'm running x64 and examined the details for it including the bulletins and all the requirements I could find and it even says it does not affect x64 in the security bulletin.

posted by Blocked (2010-02-17 17:01:00)
No avatarhttp://extratorrent.com/forum/topic/2492/WAT+Update+%28KB971033%29+Disables+Windows+7+Activation+Cracks+with+Dynamic+Signature.html#p11406

posted by (2010-02-17 17:33:59)
ceo54 avatari havent yet received KB971033
but still i got caught the one i installed was KB977165
optional updates are listed optional drivers and languages packs

posted by (2010-02-17 17:37:06)
ceo54 avatar@CDay225 "Update for Rights Management Services Client for Windows 7" thats not anti piracy update u can install that one without fear just keep in mind the 2 we discussed here
it shall be accomplished

posted by (2010-02-17 18:21:41)
kizzer31 avatarok i also installed the one u mentioned u installed aswell ceo54 but had no problems, i have set my windows update s to ininstall updates but let me choose which ones to install is that what i shoud do

posted by (2010-02-17 18:25:51)
shoota90 avatarso what happens if your security updates come at the same time new to pc so trying to understand

posted by (2010-02-17 18:28:00)
shoota90 avatarsorry kizzer31 just read your write properly

posted by (2010-02-17 18:28:19)
frigs avatarnothing works with 64 bit systems, this could be the first time its benefited anyone, i dont use pirated windows programs, and wouldnt use a pirated version of the newest windows, in this case 7, it just seems like more of a hassle than anything. you know they are going to try to fight their newest software from being distributed for free, basically because they enjoy raping their own customers. the question i ask is, do you really need windows 7? why not use a pirated vista that has more bugs worked out, and is less of a concern to windows monopoly on pc operating systems? or lets even go back to windows millennium, see what they think of that.

posted by (2010-02-17 19:41:26)
TheMostHigh avatarU said it best frigs

posted by (2010-02-17 19:48:22)
TheMAXX avatarFork Microsoft Windows OS's are so Expensive if they make it cheaper so normal people can aford it then everyone would pay for a legit copy

posted by (2010-02-17 21:22:29)
moviefreak24 avatarPlease.. This is about money and not their concern for the users safety (personal info./data etc.) Windows OS are indeed way to expensive and if they were cheaper a lot more people would indeed get a genuine copy. I was running Windows Vista (genuine, pre-installed) and now I'm running Windows 7 (copy off this fine site :D). I have automatic updates disabled anyway, since I want to decice if and when I want to install an update. And this update ain't getting aboard my pc! XD

posted by (2010-02-17 21:23:31)
moviefreak24 avatar@Frigs: Vista could be an option yes, but any OS before that really is outdated :s And yes I DO mean XP as well!!!

posted by (2010-02-17 21:24:44)
No avatarThe so called MICROSOFT MONEY MONSTER says "The reasons for update are said to be the dangers coming with non-genuine copies of the system, particularly malware – everything from easily discoverable to keyboard recording. Microsoft just doesn’t want its customers and their data to be at risk."
I say ROFLMAO. like they care if i have malware taking MY personal data on MY computer.
The one and only reason they are doing this is that they(microsoft money monster) just want even more profit aka MONEY, thats the bottom line.
It really is too bad that all these big corporations really care about is money money money.

Well enough rambling on from me. peace out everyone.

posted by (2010-02-17 22:45:42)
FACOTIME avatarMICROSOFT Why don't you make like a tree and f*ck off

posted by SuperAdmin (2010-02-17 22:56:36)
ozi avatarthis is what i don't get
why do people thinks that they will benefit from doing ms updates their is actually nothing in ms updates the will make your os better.
i myself have with genuine ms key and have had regular updates from ms to no affect on making windows better.
if people are going to use these os that come with loaders can do updates and think they can go on cheating ms their dead wrong so the bottom line to avoid it is simple turn off auto updates.
some people seem to think that their pc drivers come from ms wrong again simple back up your driver or download them from the manufacturers websites.
the only updates your pc needs are your AV products to keep you pc running smoothly.
thanks for the post SaM :)

posted by (2010-02-17 22:57:52)
Brynn217 avatarOk... Has anyone tried it yet on their 32bit systems that used the Window's Loader to validate their copy? I want to know if they have been successful in their efforts.. I realize that most of us have turned off automatic updates... but has anyone tried it on a new system yet? A test project on a spare computer? I've installed it for a few close friends on their laptops and was not able to reach everyone within the last few days to warn them... So should I expect phone calls soon? LOL.... Or even so, will automatic updates download it automatically just because its a suggested update, or ignore it until it becomes required?

As said above.. I will wait and see...

posted by (2010-02-17 23:40:02)
gibiR avataryeah oziman.. automatic updates for drivers is sh*t... my pc camera dont work because of that automatic update of MS.
thanks 4 the post...

posted by (2010-02-17 23:41:02)
gibiR avatarthanks 4 the post sam.. keep updating..

posted by (2010-02-18 01:53:35)
garethjwilliams avataralready installed that update and everything seems ok still updating and windows is still activated

posted by (2010-02-18 05:21:11)
cronus avatarnothing wrong with my 7x64b and works great...No compatability issues for me... Better and faster than XP..sorry u guys having so much trouble...

posted by (2010-02-18 05:35:55)
geology_guy avatarI would bet that Microshaft is creating such malware just to get our personal data and claim malware is why they issue such updates! I agree that if windows and its associated software(s) were priced so everyone could afford it then most "copied" software would be bought instead!

posted by (2010-02-18 05:40:12)
ceo54 avatar@frigs vista stand nothing before 7 why, i wont discuss here And The Update to check genuineness of windows 7 also will be sent on vista OS as far as the update is concern everyone that has installed the update will have their copy flaged as "pirated" anywhere from 1 to 90 days so wait guyes wait......
and yes the most simple answer would be to turn automatic updates off if your drivers are working fine

posted by (2010-02-18 05:56:05)
jezuitx avatarYou guys are kidding me about the price thing right? You realize an upgrade to Windows 7 is about a $120 and the full version is around $240 to $290ish if you get the ultimate. Bare in mind this isn't like a Mac where you're paying Apple for the hardware and the software installed on computer. MS develops an upgraded operating system once ever 3 to 4 years. They pour millions of dollars into developing the thing and you want to bitch about how much it costs?

posted by (2010-02-18 05:57:25)
No avatari have more than several copies of everything from 3.1 thru xp all legit copies and i still have problems loading on occasionbut there ain't too much more out thre for now what's bad i buy a lot of used computersand half the time the windows with the preinstalled software doesn't want to load and operate right.

posted by (2010-02-18 16:05:44)
arrimmapirate avatarI agree with Jezuitx to a degree. Software companies do put a lot of work into their products, and I believe that they should expect that their products aren't stolen. Look at it this way, (and I'm not saying that I'm better than everyone else here either. As I'm using a pirated Win 7 myself) if you were to come home from work to find your house broken into, and all of your stuff gone. Would u just laugh it off because you have downloaded movies and software from the internet without paying for it, and just said, well, what comes around goes around? or would u call the police and try to get your stuff back and see to it that those responsible were held accountable?

Or what if your employer decided not to pay you for a month? Only because they thought your wages were too high, and thus decided that they should expect to use your services without the need to compensate you for it. Looking at it like that I can very well understand why Microsoft is doing what its doing, and I am thankful that they have given me a choice to either install that update or not. I think its a lot more than they needed to do.

posted by (2010-02-18 19:16:13)
shido641 avatarok so everyone is pissed off with this. Lol it's just Microsoft trying to maximize on profits. So how about we all say a big F*%k you to Microsfff and use another os....I think i'll stick to linux. Linux ftw, now lets see someone second this

posted by (2010-02-18 21:44:30)
2canchu avatarIt's about time someone mentioned Linux. Shido I'll second that, damn straight, If someone wants to pay $250.00 for an OS, the joke is on you. Vista was a failure, demanding way too much and you're still vulnerable.100% spyware. Just don't take updates, you know Microsoft has a database on everyone of their users. They do have the resourses and god knows the capital.God what's this world coming to, Lord have mercy.P.S. I had a lot of problems installing programs w/ 7, so screw it a waste of time. And one last thing, Microsoft was giving away OS's to host Window 7 parties, remember.(Just don't share it or else)Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. (I just had to say that)

posted by (2010-02-19 02:52:36)
No avatarif that happens i can always go to linux and dump microsoft

posted by (2010-02-19 03:03:18)
No avatari got a linux wiz in my family hes swears by it. he cant stand microsoft or bill gates.oh yea he likes crunchbang to

posted by (2010-02-19 03:47:39)
Bori365 avatarIt is what it is they'll do what they need to do so will we.

posted by (2010-02-19 17:29:20)
Stayingtrue avatarI know my comment is a little late, bur Microsoft is a trip. Like what they do not have enough money already. I have Windows 7 that came with my new computer, I just feel like they should not be violating my privacy every three months! Not Cool.

posted by (2010-02-20 00:51:29)
RUkiddin avatarAs I understand it - Most updates are for the Corporate environment
Non-The-Less if you are concerned, use a program like Acronis to create an Image of your drive
If it gets spiked by an "update spider" then just restore the drive with the Image - simple and easy!
Ha - it said 70+ hacks to bypass activation - Sweet!!
Thanks for the Post - Nice Graphic!!

posted by (2010-02-20 02:53:27)
Brynn217 avatarok... just one note... the reason Linux and Mac OS doesnt not have that many software problems, or vulnerablities is that, if you were writting a hack, would you not target 95% of the people with it, or the 5% that use Linux?

As for usefulness... this is a question for those that do use Linux... How hard is it to get pirated software for that OS? I dont really see it listed here.... and can you read standard Word/Exel Files and play MP3's, Avi's, ConvertX2DVD and World of Warcraft on it?

posted by (2010-02-20 04:20:31)
devilschild avatarhiya people i jus want to say im using windows 7 ultimate coppied from this site and with the activator from hazar from this site aswel on my pc n laptop and both had the update installed and both are still working perect and both passed the valadation perfectly 1st time and i using a coppied version of microsoft ofice pro with a coppied key and had that for ova 2 years now and still that passed the valadation 1st time aswel on both my pc n laptop and im using a coppied version of avg and my licence is coppied aswel and that runs out in 2018 n ui get all the updates aswel so for all u people who are scared urs wont work or have installed it and it went wrong i sorry to hear that jus get the activator i said from hazar and ur have no promlems and for the people who jus turn off the updates what is the point in that ur have to install them anyway or wen u get new programs u might need the updates jus do what i did and get the activator and ur be in aswel

so before you people start saying im talking crap jus try what i said out n then get bk to me but remember it is only for windows 7 ultimate the activator from hazar well the 1 i got anyway he might have put another 1 on here since i got my of here ages ago

posted by (2010-02-20 09:21:37)
moviewizman avatarI had to get rid of the release candidate copy of 7 i had and tonight i installed a copy of windows 7 with the loaders and stuff i got off of ET. i ran all windows updates and validations and im still activated and legal. My son however called me in college and said his laptop is saying it isnt valid so not sure what he did. I might have actually forgot to activate it to be honest. but I HAVE done all updates available on windows updates as of today and everything is running fine without a hitch. I will play the guinea pig here and continue to run whatever they send my way and keep everyone posted here. night all

posted by (2010-02-20 09:25:29)
moviewizman avatarP.S. to all those worried keep in mind that they did the same thing with xp and vista and we still got around it so i wouldnt worry too much about it.......

posted by SuperAdmin (2010-02-20 10:24:11)
ozi avatar@ 40 yes your right that Hazar has the best loaders but you are 100% wrong in thinking that updates are going to make any other software work on your os
i have installed windows 7 on multiple pc since it came out and the ones without updates still run all new and old software
updating with loaders is asking for trouble just because you haven't been warn by ms yet doesn't mean their not watching you

posted by Blocked (2010-02-20 13:55:08)
BBViking avatari agree with oziman ......... Microsoft is always watching incorporated with FBI and CIA they can hack any pc which has Microsoft and they also collect Data for anti-terrorist associations. smallest example is NetFramework recently they enabled it to create New user account on your pc with name InternetUser(password protected) all you can do is Delete it u can't login to see what data it collected from ur pc. or even if u do ur already too late.

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSun (2010-02-21 05:14:37)
johnnysnake avataranyone ever hear of blaze69?

posted by (2010-02-21 20:18:37)
iNvAsiOniSt avatari have update KB977165 and my Win7 is running regular

posted by (2010-02-23 21:35:18)
crusaderulz avatarHere is the latest .....

Update for Windows 7 (KB971033)

Download size: 1.2 MB

Update type: Important

This update to Windows Activation Technologies detects activation exploits and tampering to key Windows system files. These exploits try to bypass regular Windows activation and are sometimes included within counterfeit copies of Windows.

posted by (2010-02-26 14:22:06)
CDay225 avatarOk so are both of these Anti-piracy updates??
Update KB977165 (ceo54 said that this one deactivated his Win 7.)
Update KB971033 (taker and crusaderulz say it's this one and from what I've googled, this seems to be the actual Anti-piracy update.)

Are there multiple Anti-piracy updates out there right now?

I imagine that Microsoft will continue to release future Anti-piracy updates, like they did with their previous OS's... Someone needs to create a site that lists all of the updates NOT to install.
I think some of the existing Win 7 updates are worth having for sure. Some of the existing updates have made my copy of Win 7 more stable and have fixed driver issues with my hardware, so I do like receiving most of the updates.

Thanks for all the helpful feedback everybody!

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