Office OGA: Genuine Advantage

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Posted on October 14, 2009

Effected apps: Office 2003 and 2007

Work Around
Disable OGAAddin.dll from Loading with Office Applications

OGAAddin.dll (and OGAVerify.exe) is a few files that been installed by OGA Notifications. OGAAddin.dll allowed OGA Notifications to install as an add-in to applications in Office productivity suites to display not genuine reminder message to illegitimate and illegal copy of Office. By stopping the OGAAddin load behavior and preventing OGAAddin.dll from loading, the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications message can be suppressed.
Run Registry Editor (RegEdit.exe).
Press Ctrl-F to open search box, and search for OGAAddin.connect registry key.
In the right pane, right click on Load Behavior and select Modify.
Change the value data from 3 to 0.
Repeat for each and every OGAAddin.connect found.

With this hack, Windows still treat OGA as installed, and will not prompt user to install again.

Reference : My Digital Life