Some Office 2019 users experience a new yellow-colored warning stating “Get Genuine Office you may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Avoid security risks and get genuine office now“
The message may also appear in Office 2016 and Office 365. Even if you have paid for the Office license, and you believe your license is Genuine, you may see this text bar appear. Apparently, in Microsoft’s opinion, your license is not 100% valid.
- You have installed and validated Office on more than 1 computer with the same license. Office licenses may only be used on 1 pc
- You have bought the license from a questionable reseller. Some websites sell Office licenses for approx. 10 dollar. That is almost certainly not a normal price for an official license.
- Your license key may have been leaked and is being used by others. In this case, please contact Microsoft.
- Disable Office update
- Open cmd (Administrator)
cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun
officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13628.20274