Updating cracked software
While updates for legit, paid versions of each app – even those obtained before the days of the Mac App Store – have always received updates through Software Update via the Mac App Store, the fact that trial versions were being converted into fully functioning paid versions of Apple’s software piqued my interest, so I decided to dig around and figure out exactly what was going on.I initially spotted a tidbit related to Aperture after updating to the release version of Mavericks on Tuesday – namely that the update to Aperture 3.5 was not available for me through Software Update in the Mac App Store.According to the report, section 7b or ‘Updates to the Services or Software, and Changes to These Terms’ under EULA states that Microsoft, “may automatically check your version of the software and download software update or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorised hardware peripheral devices.” With Windows 10 already running on over 14 million machines, it is still uncertain how Microsoft will be able to disable counterfeit or cracked software which includes its own Office suite.With Windows 10 Home, Microsoft has already made the software update mandatory.After waiting several hours to no avail, I further found that the standalone Aperture 3.5 update was also not available through Apple’s support download site.After logging out and then back into the Mac App Store, the Aperture update finally appeared for me.I was wondering if the person who generated those product keys can see which user(s) have used that key and are able to harm them in any way. The two options have very different risks on a given machine.
This update for Windows Activation Technologies helps detect validation errors and activation exploits.
Validation Errors or Activation Exploits Validation errors and activation exploits try to bypass the Windows activation process and are sometimes included with counterfeit copies of Windows.
If a validation error or activation exploit is detected, you will be directed to more information on the Internet for resolution of the activation exploit or the validation error.
This update also detects any tampering attempts made to important Windows 7 system files.
Be aware that some counterfeit copies of Windows include malware.