Recently I was contacted by "James Young" from "microsoft-antipiracy.com", claiming to be acting on behalf of Microsoft.
A little bit of research turned up other ideas. That's not the point of this recent website addition; however interesting it may be.
The intent? Allow others to follow the saga. All email correspondence received/sent is listed below for your reading enjoyment.
File in question is here. Have some interesting related information to share? Drop me a line:
Looks like Microsoft is making headlines again. Click here for Google News stories. WGA is coming under fire.
UPDATE: Someone has pointed out another helpful utility named RemoveWGA v1.3 - thanks (anonymous)!
Here's an interesting link. Softpedia.com is even hosting a version of the RemoveWGA program! Author's website.
Thanks Rick! Updated RemoveWGA to v1.3 - appreciate the email. Thanks Eric for the info below! =)
UPDATE #2 - It appears that my uninstaller utility is being tagged as a virus by some (poor) antivirus scanners.
It's because it's a compiled batch file and they think everything that is compiled must be bad. (WRONG!)
For those that are concerned (I don't blame you...) and would still like help, grab this file instead.
It is simply the uncompiled batch file zipped up, plus I removed the need for the separate "sleep.exe" file.
It should show there is no issues! If your antivirus scanner is one of the culprits, I'd consider changing it. =)
All email correspondence is listed in chronological order...
1. Initial contact by "James Young" (Jun 22, 2006 8:14 AM PST)
2. My reply to "James Young" (Jun 22, 2006 9:14 PM PST)
3. Second contact by "James Young" (Jul 06, 2006 5:08 AM PST)
4. My second reply to "James Young" (Jul 07, 2006 3:39PM PST)