Microsoft: Counterfeit software will delete your Facebook account

ActivateD

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Never laughed at a headline as much as I laughed at this one. Is Facebook really all that important in peoples lives that losing it will mean the end of your life.
 

alloytoo

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Really, has anyone in the know ever, seriously ever, used their Technical Support? I remeber the days of the very first Windows and have dealt with every version ever since. Have never had to deal with anyone from MS.[.

About to raise the very same point, all I've ever phoned MS for is to activate Windows.....I guess pirated software saves you that phone call.
 

Antonf

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Guess the dontf@ckit website was designed by Vodacom's designers.... It doesn't work properly if you block flash.

EPIC FAIL
 

Flipside

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oh noes! not the facebook! "Microsoft goes on to say that pirated software has a higher total cost of ownership" huh? My copy hasn't cost me a sent to date.

This sounded very familiar and I found myself looking for the line that read: "Depost x amount into this nigerian bank account...."
 

davemc

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Liars, purchasing software has never given you anything of the kind. In fact the EULAs you agree to explicitly exempts the software from any warranty of any kind.
*applawse*
Now, closely examine what Microsoft South Africa calls support.

Back on topic, I wonder which FB account of mine MS would delete.
 

Jan

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You're not nice - you broke many hearts...

Don't be sad, Antonf, I'm pretty sure this is a Microsoft campaign.

The company that owns the dontfakeit.co.za domain is ITNT ("In The Net Technologies"), a new media company.
 

Bismuth

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I'm glad the site agreed my Ubuntu install was genuine ;)

I downloaded mine from the Internet and burnt it to a DVD, then installed it.... better not try to "validate" my copy of Ubuntu!

:D

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cyberbob1979

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Well, I suppose the 500 million Facebook users will be running scared to their local software shops to get a legal copy of Windows 7 now... I'm just going to check Microsoft Financials to see if there is a sudden surge in sales soon (tm)
 

_Mikie_

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Microsoft please inform me on how exactly you are gonna delete my account without my password? I mean if you have a way of getting my password please do share it..
 

davemc

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Microsoft please inform me on how exactly you are gonna delete my account without my password? I mean if you have a way of getting my password please do share it..
Microsoft Marketer: We control your keyboard numbnuts. :D
 

The Door

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When selecting “genuine” you're prompted to install an Adobe Air application which, after some clicking, starts playing a video of Prime Circle's song “Breathing.”
So the message is use Adobe air for your rich internet multimedia, not Silverlight cos it's an M$ product, and you never know, it might be fake. :D

Don't microsoft realize that they are creating a culture of paranoia around their software? It's so insecure, that if you really aren't sure (and most people can't be sure), you are likely about to infect the world with a deadly virus.
 

The Door

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I downloaded mine from the Internet and burnt it to a DVD, then installed it.... better not try to "validate" my copy of Ubuntu!

:D

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Oh, I did that with one or two copies of my Windoze too.
 

gregmcc

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What a pile of crud! How can it possibly delete your account.
 

uduwar

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Dodo's

Dhhooom on you, Dhooom on you... oh there goes our last female!
 

Cat011

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Microsoft please inform me on how exactly you are gonna delete my account without my password? I mean if you have a way of getting my password please do share it..

They are called keyloggers

Alternatively they will just use your cached password because you told Windows to remember your password.

So yes it is feasible

Still a horrible campaign that's just asking to be ridiculed.
 
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