I have some kind of ransom ware that says I'm a victim of counterfeit software (win XP pro). After goggling it I went into the system files and registry and made deletions, and none of it works. Apparently the file names and entries have been changed over the past year or so. I m updating to windows 7 in April so I can live with a black screen till then. I just hope this doesn't happen in win 7. If this is actually put out by microsoft why would they want $$ for an OS that support has been discontinued?