Microsoft is rolling out the newest version of Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool and Notifications (see explanation for WGA Validation Tool and Notifications, but both is hardly differentiate now as both executable is distributed together) version (or version 1.8.0031.0), which generates lots of buzz on news network lately due to new notification methods implemented in WGA v1.8.31.0 for Windows XP.

And, as usual with all previous versions of WGA releases, hackers managed to crack the latest v1.8.0031.0 WGA Validation Tool components, so that Microsoft will validate the Windows XP and Windows Vista system as genuine and pass validation when accessing Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Microsoft Download Center, and hence won’t be forced to use black blank desktop background and slapped with prominent unhideable and unerasable translucent desktop watermark. This time the crack isn’t coming from the Team ETHO, but it’s still based on on base version crack created by Team ETH0.

The crack of WGA Validation and Notifications is claimed to 100% working on Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Microsoft Download Center, several most popular sources that requires online validation of the authenticity of several recent Microsoft operating systems when accessing.

To install the crack for the WGA programs, namely LegitCheckControl.dll, WgaLogon.dll and WgaTray.exe, download and extract the WGA_v18310.rar or Windows.Genuine.Advantage.Validation.v1.8.31.0.CRACKED.rar (link removed due to BSA DMCA warning) into a folder, and then run the following batch command script in command prompt (Cmd):


If there is any problem using the auto-installer to crack the WGA Validation Tool, then manually copy the LegitCheckControl.dll, WgaLogon.dll and WgaTray.exe from the unpacked folder into C:\Windows\System32\DLLCache and C:\Windows\System32 folders.

After cracking, restart the computer.

To uninstall the crack, run the following command in the unpacked folder:

installer.bat /u

To cleanup the older version of backups been done by the Team ETH0 AutoInstaller, just run:

installer.bat /c

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purpose only, all downloads is not responsible of MDL.