Firewall Leak Tester developer has released RemoveWGA that able to remove Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool (KB905474). The Notifications tool is revealed to be frequently calling home to Microsoft to contact and connect to Microsoft servers every time you boot your Windows PC, although Microsoft plans to reduce the checking connection to Microsoft server to once every two weeks. More information on Microsoft Genuine Advantage initiative here.

The logic of Firewall Leak Tester is that “once the WGA Notification tool has checked your OS and has confirmed you had a legit copy, there is no decent point or reason to check it again and again every boot. Moreover, connecting to Microsoft brings security issue for corporate networks, and privacy issues for everyone. It is also unclear which information are transmitted (Microsoft published an official answer, but an individual study brought some questions). All of that, along the fact that Microsoft used deceptive ways to make you install this tool (it was told you it was an urgent security update, whereas it is a new installation giving you no extra security) makes me calling this tool a spyware.”

Note the RemoveWGA only remove the WGA Notifications (KB905474) which are the culprit for always phoning home and not WGA Validation Tool which is mandatory for Windows Update and to download certain apps such as DirectX, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Windows Defender from Microsoft.

RemoveWGA will tell if the WGA Notification Tool is active on your system and allows you to remove the WGA notification tool (WGALogon.dll and WGATray.exe) from your system. As RemoveWGA only remove WGA Notifications, the Windows Update or Microsoft Update or Automatic Updates will prompt you to install again. So it’s important to deselect the KB905474 when prompted to install critical and high priority updates.

In case you afraid that WGA Notifications is installed again without your permission, you can set the RemoveWGA to silently and automatically check during PC startup if the WGA Notifications is active on your system with the “-silent” command line parameter. With the option, RemoveWGA will popup a message only if WGA Notifications is found.

Download RemoveWGA from here.

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  • Les

    A few years ago I downloaded the WGA killer from and just after that the site was shut down and Microsoft demanded he take the file off the site.

    I have been using the exe file since then but yesterday I tried to execute and the file disappeared off my computer!!! A popup said you do not have authority to use this software! I even opened a yellow main file backup and as soon as I did that the exe file disappeared without executing it! then I tried a CD backup and the computer refused to show it!!!

    Just how this happened I do not know. I have not let any updates in that looked like the 474 WGA file that MS uses so something slipped in!

    What are your thoughts? So is it money that took the site down? Or MS!?

  • Bijay Gaire

    its a very good software to remove WGA problem n held to resolve all the software quite nice

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  • the fox

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  • deepa

    i would like to remove the wga notification

  • Chetan

    I would very happy uninstall wga.

  • If you're still having problems with this, I've also written a (still) working fix to rid your system of this nag and privacy concern. I'm also hosting a mirror to RemoveWGA (two versions), as well as a Russian hosted mirror of all the above! There is even some nice fan mail from "James Young – Internet Investigator"…

    See it all here:

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  • Nathe

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  • Raikken

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  • Puja

    Thanx a million it worked well….

  • Rosemary Lloyd

    I want to delete Windows Genuine it is to expensive.

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  • Damian

    Nice app. Good work FLT. muBlinder can also be used for Validation or both, although it does not run automatically on startup to check.

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