Until the September 2012 updates, the GenuineCheck.exe tool worked without fail. Now it shows the above error. I cannot validate any downloads that require validation without this error. My w7 pro windows is legal and is activated. IE 9 is version 9.0.8112.16421 with cipher strength 256-bit. (Even with all security settings set to min., makes no difference) I have downloaded fresh, (same size as the old version), GenuineCheck.exe from the Microsoft site with the same error results...tool no longer supported. I did update my patches from the Update site OK, just could not download the files for any of them. I have search since Sept. 11 for an answer, but have found none. Maybe someone here can set me on the right path...Thank you!