Microsoft: Updated anti piracy software doesn't phone home as often
Responding to pressure from irked Windows users, Microsoft Corp. today released an updated version of its antipiracy program that changes the frequency with which the program checks for pirated or counterfeit copies of its client operating system.
A new version of Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Notifications program available now no longer checks a server-side configuration of a user's version of Windows every time the user logs on to see if it is a valid copy of Windows. Instead, it periodically checks to see if the user's copy is genuine.
"Our customers have told us that they were disappointed with their WGA Notifications experience, and we have made an effort to improve that with this update," the company said in an e-mailed statement through its public relations firm, Waggener Edstrom Inc. User pressure spurs Microsoft to dial back WGA
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