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Thread: New Info On FSX Activation Issue.

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    Default New Info On FSX Activation Issue.

    Okay heres how this whole thing started.

    I downloaded FSX Deluxe to a USB drive, amazon sent it to me out the blue..(I didn't order it they just sent it to me).
    Ok, I'm looking for a new sim anyway so what the heck, i downloaded it to the USB.
    Get to the activation srceen and begin to input the product key, as it turns out the product key is wrong.
    Meassage says activate now or later i choose later, the sim comes up no problem.

    Now heres where it gets weird, i unplug the USB in safe mode then, restart computer and start FSX installed on my desktop.
    I have had FSX on my desktop for years all of a sudden, it's now asking me to use a product key to activate the sim.

    What gives?!
    I no longer have the product key, to the sim i have on my desktop.
    Guess amazon sent me a used sim, in a box that wasn't associated with it.

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    I read an ad on Amazon: FSX Gold $ 179,99, note: on Steam it's $ 24,99. On Steam it's: Genuine FSX Gold version, no code's or authorization issues whatsoever, you'll be flying in 15 mins. And you get the ability to check the Sim's integrity at any time.

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    Now I would hope that you don't use that computer for online banking. I think you got scammed!
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    If I am understanding correctly, you didn't order it and didn't pay for it? If that is the case, you have probably been scammed. Amazon has two levels of products, actual Amazon stocked and shipped, and independent marketers that can list under the Amazon site. A few of these independent marketers abuse the opportunity. I would not be surprised that this USB device also has some "bonus" software included, which will allow the scammer to load nefarious malware. I would immediately run a virus scan. Also, don't be surprised if you find several billings for expensive cameras or electronics, shipped to Lebanon or Belarus, on your Amazon account?
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    It is not my intent to be over critical, but if anyone (business or personal) sent you something you didn’t order, why would you install it on your computer? If you had FSX on your computer when you did this, your files were probably overwritten causing your problem you now have.

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    Well your right it was a bad move on my part but, my thinking at the time was.
    Since i placed it on an external USB drive and not my computer, i didn't think this would happen.
    Like vegas:whats goes on a USB drive, stays on a USB drive..Thats what thought at the time, hell anyone would have thought that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainsman View Post
    If I am understanding correctly, you didn't order it and didn't pay for it? If that is the case, you have probably been scammed. Amazon has two levels of products, actual Amazon stocked and shipped, and independent marketers that can list under the Amazon site. A few of these independent marketers abuse the opportunity. I would not be surprised that this USB device also has some "bonus" software included, which will allow the scammer to load nefarious malware. I would immediately run a virus scan. Also, don't be surprised if you find several billings for expensive cameras or electronics, shipped to Lebanon or Belarus, on your Amazon account?
    ...Yeah your right my T-4 external hardrive can be infected, I'm going to run a check on it today.
    Thanks for that advice!...I'm going to get a new account as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    Now I would hope that you don't use that computer for online banking. I think you got scammed!
    ...No, i don't do the online banking thing, on any of my devises.

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    Well they can bill all they want and, as much as they want because....I use gift cards for my purchases load the money on the card, just enough to get the product..Nothing is ever left on the card afterwards and, i then delete that card from amazon.

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    What a USB can do when plugged in is 'autorun' and install software, or a trojan, or a virus. YOU did not put any files in USB so you don't know what is or isn't there IF IT CAME FROM A 3rd PARTY (-via- Amazon, EBay, or other). Even if you first 'look' at what is there the BAD FILES can be hidden, or be 'activated' on plugging in USB and by then it's too late. I would never install ANYTHING from a USB with pre-install files. Send me a zip file in my email and we can talk. Otherwise - NO DICE on ANY USB 'soft' ware. You can't be too careful. AND - there is NO 'free lunch' on the net. None!
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