RemoveWGA will enable you to easily remove the Microsoft "Windows
Genuine Advantage Notifications" tool, which is calling home and
connect to MS servers every time you boot. Futures updates of this
notification tool will (officialy) setup the connection rate to once
every two weeks.
Once the WGA Notification tool has checked your OS and has confirmed
you had a legit copy, there is no decent point or reason to check it again and again
Moreover, connecting to Microsoft brings security issue for corporate
networks, and privacy issues for everyone. It is also unclear which
information are transmitted (Microsoft published an official answer,
but an individual study brought some questions).
All of that, along the fact that Microsoft used deceptive ways to make
you install this tool (it was told you it was an urgent security
update, whereas it is a new installation giving you no extra security)
makes me calling this tool a spyware.
Also, Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is different than Windows
Genuine Advantage Validation. RemoveWGA only removes the notification
part, phoning home, and does not touch the Validation part.
- Tell you if the WGA notification tool is active on your system
- Allows you to remove the WGA notification tool from your system
- Accept the "-silent" command line parameter to silently check if the
WGA notification tool is active on your
- system, and popup only if it is
found (usefull for checking automatically at startup for instance)