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Taking down pirated software

 
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victor
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2023 4:42 pm    Post subject: Taking down pirated software Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

I've always been a "live and let live" kind of guy, trying to ignore issues as long as they didn't hurt us too much. However, we're now facing a problem that's becoming rather annoying and damaging our (and our partners) businesses.
Pirates are using an old <pirated> version of my software that was only made for the Thinkpad T440 model and selling it on eBay, advertising it on YouTube, and so on. Not only are they destroying a lot of laptops because the DXE module I made for T440 back in 2015 is incompatible with later models - the EC area that is modified will render it incompatible with an EC update for later models, bricking the laptops after a BIOS update containing an EC update - but also the laptops updated via Win11 Update risk to be bricked due to invalid Lenovo OEM keys that will not match with the BIOS updates and also UUID and model type will mismatch, voiding Lenovo Warranty.

Some pirates have even had the nerve to pretend they authored the DXE module(s), and some have contacted us to obtain updates for new generations. We've stopped offering updates for new models and are now requiring that all devices be shipped to us.

To counter this, we're taking action and taking down imposters selling unlocking services on YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms who are using our copyrighted Allservice Patched BIOSes. We'll sue them when possible, and this year alone, we've taken down almost 10 of the most egregious offenders. If you see a message like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX_e9jlhbAg - then it was us.

In conclusion, you can always count on us to unlock your Thinkpad laptop because we're the authors. Please support us instead of these scammers. If you come across any of these pirates, please contact us at support@allservice.ro and let us know.

We're updating our website atm that will have all our services and software available in the web store and it will be launched next month (May 20203). However you may order our unlocks and BIOS repairs following the info we posted here:
https://www.allservice.ro/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11382#11382


Thank you!

PS. All original patched BIOS -es will have a watermark like this one.
If you receive anything from a third party without it, it is a pirated software. Always ask a refund from these scammers.


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ALLservice HQ, Romania.
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