Recently, I received more emails from users who are using my servers to activate your Microsoft products asking to solve a problem that has become increasingly common in recent days. It is related to the emergence of a yellowish notification bar with the words “GET GENUINE OFFICE You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Avoid security risks and get genuine Office now” or “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” on their apps.
I have tried my best to reply to all your emails but I could not because the number of emails I receive each day is a large amount. Sometimes you might not get any answers, I also feel sorry about that. That is why that I decided to write this article
The reason for “You may be a victim of software counterfeiting” notification
One thing for sure that the question “what is the cause of the problem?” would be raised. Actually, this problem is not serious. I think it is just a notification used to warn clients who purchased digital activation scripts of Office from Alibaba, eBay, or any online shopping sites on the internet that you activated your Office with a trial license instead of a genuine product key. Many placed dependence upon sellers’ words and thought that they bought at a bargain. In fact, they have been ripped off because what they got exactly is the KMS script and it is shared on my blog for free. But sadly, most people are still unfamiliar with it.
The solution for “You may be a victim of software counterfeiting” notification
How to disable the annoying notification bar on Microsoft Office apps.
Step 1: You open your Office app
Just start the Office program which has annoying notification.
Step 2: You open Privacy Settings
You go to File => Options => General => Privacy Settings or Home => Trust Center => Trust Center Settings => Privacy Options => Privacy Settings.
At this dialog box, you uncheck the “Enable optional connected experiences” option.
Step 3: You restart your Office app
Close your app and reopen it to apply changes to the settings.