Sunday, November 14, 2010


Remove Office Genuine Advantage Notification Manually

All Microsoft Office versions such as MS Office 2003, MS Office 2007, MS Office 2010 or MS Office XP are getting updated with Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (OGA KB949810) automatically.
Once installed KB949810 verifies your product key number and if it finds the product key number illegal or pirated, it will start showing a “This copy of Microsoft Office is not genuine” notification in your system tray area along with at splash screen whenever you try using Office programs.
This update can’t be removed from ‘Add or Remove Programs’ interface as it does not show up there. But you can follow the below working tricks to disable and remove Office not genuine notifications from system tray and MS office programs interface.
So far there is no OGA crack. And if you have seen somewhere like that, it was a rumor and we are yet to see any KB949810 crack working. But we can manually uninstall this KB949810 update to get rid of these notifications.

This hack will remove OGAAddin from within MS Office applications, but you need to sign into any user profile on your computer with administrative access.
Warning! This article has been given only for informational and educational purpose. We do not encourage pirated or illegal software. If you’re using an illegal copy of the software, please purchase an original copy. bench3 is not responsible for your work or use. Use at your own risk.
  • 1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 (address might differ depending on your Office version and installation drive) and Right click on any office applications such as inword.exe, excel.exe, powerpnt.exe etc and choose Run as Administrator option (if you are using windows vista or windows 7). Just click on run if you are using windows XP and already running as an Administrator Group.
  • 2. Click on the round ORB Button on the top left corner of the MS.Office Application
  • 3. Head to Options (at the bottom of the menu) -  Add-Ins
  • 4. Select COM Add-ins under Manage drop down list >> Hit Go Remove OGA notifications
  • 5. Disable or remove OGAAddin
  • 6. Follow the above process to remove OGAAddin from each and every office application such as WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT..
  • 7. You are done. 
Block The Installation Of The Office Genuine Advantage Notifications Update KB949810
You can use this procedure to ensure that you will no longer be prompted to install KB949810.
  • 1. Double click the Windows Update icon and select the Custom Install (Advanced) option.
  • 2. Remove the check next to Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810) and click on install.

  • 3. You will be informed that “Updates that aren’t selected will not be installed.”
  • 4. Place a check in the box next to “Don’t notify me about these updates again” and click on OK.

You will no longer be prompted to install the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications Update KB949810.

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June 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM delete

Very nice, thanks for letting us know, it worked like a charm for me!