The surprising thing is that it really works, although there's one major thing to be clarified here: RemoveWGA does not disable the validation procedure of Windows, but only the notifications and the adjacent connections to Microsoft's servers.
The whole process is extremely easy, so our test practically came down to downloading and running the executable file. Afterwards, a computer reboot is necessary, while a list of the files to be deleted will be presented to the user after the boot.
There is no interface to the application; everything comes down to a simple dialog that informs you whether the patch has been applied successfully or not.
Testing its performance
During our tests, everything worked pretty fine, but we received reports from many users who encountered all kinds of problems when applying the patch. It should however work just fine on a Windows XP machine, with the latest updates applied.
The thing we liked the most was probably the idea behind the tool: to resolve an issue that bothers Windows users although they have paid for the operating system.
All things considered, RemoveWGA does a pretty good job and can help you ease the load on the system at startup by disabling the Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on July 21st, 2014
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- Added more error checks (files existing, processes can be read, etc...)
- Added more files to be deleted : WGANotify.settings, WgaNotify.log
- Set all files to be deleted at next reboot instead of just the system32 ones (Wgalogon and WgaTray)
Application descriptionRemoveWGA will enable you to easily remove the Microsoft "Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications" tool, which is call...