Despite, Microsoft’s repeated warnings that users dealing with pirated software expose themselves to risk of infection, virtually handing over their computers, privacy and sensitive data to attackers, and Microsoft, Lenovo’s efforts to tackle first leaked Win7 OEM key issue, have all failed to truly resonate with pirates. Automated Windows 7 hacks designed to let users circumvent activation process made their way into the wild. Two of most prominent methods to bypass Windows 7 activation, ‘RemoveWAT and Chew-WGA,” are designed to remove and disable platform’s Windows Activation Technologies (WAT). Microsoft says “We’re aware of this workaround and are already working to address it.” RemoveWAT and Chew-WGA actually kill Windows 7 activation, keeping the operating system in initial grace period indefinitely. While in trial-mode, Windows 7 delivers full functionality to end users, and behaves identically to a genuine and activated copy, allowing pirates to enjoy same benefits as legitimate customers.
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