Remove Fake Windows Activation screen
Removal instructions

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Fake Windows Activation screen is also known as Microsoft piracy control | Type: Ransomware
Fake Windows Activation screen is a piece of ransomware that locks up Windows and claims that you are running a pirated version of Windows that needs to be re-activated for anti-piracy reasons. It will ask you to enter your billing details but your credit card will not be charged. Of course, that's not true. Don't submit your credit card information! Otherwise, your credit card can be charged for an unknown amount of money. The bad news is that Fake Windows Activation screen locks up your computer, disables Task Manager and provides only two options "activate windows" or "do it later". If you choose to "do it later", then this virus will simply reboot your computer.

The Fake Windows Activation screen reads:

Microsoft Windows Activation
Microsoft Piracy Control

Your copy of Windows was activated by another user. To help reduce software piracy, please re-activate your copy of Windows now. We will ask for your billing details, but your credit card will NOT be charged. You must activate Windows before you can continue to use it. Microsoft is committed to your privacy. For more information, www.microsoft.com/privacy.

Do you want to activate Windows now?

In order to remove this ransomware from your computer you will have to reboot your computer is Safe Mode with Networking and download an automatic removal tool for Fake Windows Activation or remove it manually following steps provided below.
Related files: [random].exe

Fake Windows Activation screen properties:
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

Automatic Fake Windows Activation screen removal:

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Fake Windows Activation screen manual removal

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAntiPiracy
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun ""
Unregister DLLs:
mtl.dll

Delete files:
[random].exe
mtl.dll

Information added: 05/19/10 03:52; information updated: 12/01/10 03:12

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