Windows not genuine message after installing updates.

Hello,

Since recent updates I have noticed the message' Windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine'.  The copy is genuine and has been fine until today.  

Please can someone advise how I remove this message.  Beware I am not very technical.  

Many thanks. 
Answer
Answer

Chances are you're seeing the effects of an ongoing hijackware infection! See https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/mmpc/threat/rogues.aspx

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Take the computer to a local, reputable and independent (i.e., not a "BigBoxStore" or the Geek Squad!) computer repair shop & let them fix it. Expect a bill of $300.00 USD or higher.

Note: The computer should NOT be connected to the internet or any local networks (i.e., other computers) in its current state. All of your personal data (e.g., online banking & credit-card passwords) should be considered at-risk, if not already compromised.

Wish I'd had better news for you. Good luck!

--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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