Your License isn’t Genuine and You May be a Victim of Software Counterfeiting
You must be suffering with this below notification: ACTION NEEDED Your license isn’t genuine and you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Avoid interruption and keep your files safe with genuine Office today
This is a common issue that can be seen nowadays with several Microsoft office users. However, this is not an error. This is just a notification on your Microsoft Office application.
For instance, notifications may show up on one of the apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook etc. or may on all applications. Here is the image for your reference:
The above notification may occur on your Microsoft Office 2016, 2019 or in Office 365 applications. So, the given solution in the following article will work on these office packages.
For instance, we have tested this fix in a real scenario and this worked properly for us. Hence, we are sharing this to help you guys as well.
How to Fix Your License isn’t Genuine and You May be a Victim of Software Counterfeiting Notification?
You must be wondering how to remove the notification that your license isn’t genuine and you may be a victim of software counterfeiting?
You will get to know the solution by the end of the article, but before you fix it, don’t you want to know the cause of this notification?
What Could be the Reason Behind this Notification?
As per the internet research, we can say:
You may activate your Microsoft office package by using KMS script or by running an office activator that may have detected in a Microsoft office update.
Moreover, KeyManagementServiceName has been updated to Windows registry editor which may also cause this.
Removing Your License isn’t Genuine and You May be a Victim of Software Counterfeiting Notification
To clarify, this is not a serious problem and can be fixed easily as shown in the steps below:
Step 1. Launch any Office app like: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook wherever you get this notification message.
Step 2. Go to File Menu and click Options from the context list.
Step 3. Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook Options window will appear (depending on the office application you are using at this point)
Now follow the points below:
- Click General from the left pane
- Navigate to and click Privacy Settings…
- Another window will pop up called privacy settings.
Now from the right side, Scroll-down to All connected experiences and uncheck the box of Enable connected experiences
- Lastly, click OK to save the privacy settings and click OK again to save Options
Step 4. Finally, a Restart Required notification will be prompted which means the Microsoft application needs to be restarted (close and launch again).
Note: If you have opened multiple Microsoft apps such as; Word, Excel or any other, close them all and open them again.
All the above settings we have made in Step 3, will immediately affect Microsoft Office after step 4.
Now, once you launch any of the office applications, the notification “Your license isn’t genuine and you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Avoid interruption and keep your files safe with genuine Office today” won’t appear.
Hope this resolved your issue. If not resolved yet:
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