A new version of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Validation Tool and Notifications version 184.108.40.206 on January 8th, 2009. Although the Microsoft Download Center still has the KB905474 WGA Notifications version as 1.8.0031.9, however, the ActiveX control that been downloaded and installed on Windows system online is version 220.127.116.11 (1.9.0009.0).
The hackers have managed to come out with the crack for WGA v18.104.22.168 in order to bypass and hack the validation process, so that Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server users can access to Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Microsoft Download Center to download latest critical, important as well as recommended updates or applications, beside remove the annoying non-genuine effect and warning balloon notification.
The previous cracker of WGA Validation Tools, ETH0 has ceased to continue the effort. Instead, new hackers, Supremo Phantom and ShadowChaser have came out with the crack, in self-installer style which is an executable (EXE).
WGA_1990.rar (link removed due to BSA DMCA warning)
Run the WGA_v22.214.171.124_crack.exe inside the archive as administrator and LegitCheckControl.dll, WgaLogon.dll and WgaTray.exe will be automatically patched.
For user who prefer previous style of using a batch script to install the WGA crack so that all process is transparent and need not worry of virus or Trojan, download the following RAR archive.
Windows.Genuine.Advantage.Validation.(WGA).v126.96.36.199.rar (link removed due to BSA DMCA warning)
Run the installer.bat to patch the system with WGA crack. Alternatively, run installer.bat /u to uninstall and remove the crack, or installer.bat /c to cleanup the crack after installation. All commands have to be issued in command prompt with administrative privileges.
Note: For anybody who wants to upgrade to latest WGA Validation v188.8.131.52, the LegitCheckControl.dll can be download from http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/D/9/FD9E437D-5BC8-4264-A093-DFA2C39D197E/LegitCheckControl.cab.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purpose only.