'Microsoft Office Activation Wizard' Tech Support Scam
'Microsoft Office Activation Wizard' Tech Support Scam is a deceptive notification that comes from the infection of a Trojan horse on a Windows PC. It has been revealed that the 'Microsoft Office Activation Wizard' Tech Support Scam roots from the Trojan.Tech-Support-Scam family of malware that is known for displaying several fake Microsoft notifications. While the 'Microsoft Office Activation Wizard' Tech Support Scam is in no way related to the legitimate Microsoft company, it leverages the Microsoft name in order to trick victimized computer users into using a provided toll-free number, which is known to connect to others who demand payment for an alleged computer fix service.
The text for the 'Microsoft Office Activation Wizard' Tech Support Scam reads as follows:
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016
Thank you for installing Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016. Activation is required to
authenticate this copy of Microsoft Office. This wizard will guide you through the
How do you want to activate your software?
* I want to activate the software over the Internet. (recommended)
* I want to activate the software by telephone.
Toll-Free : 1 800 935 6918
If you choose not to activate at this time, you may run the software for 29 more days before
the product becames unlicensed. Click Help for more information.
The 'Microsoft Office Activation Wizard' Tech Support Scam may also be accompanied by another notification if the computer user attempts to go on to another screen where a product key is demanded. Such a screen reads like the following:
Enter your product key
Your product key is 25 characters and is typically found in your
product packaging . Toll-Free : 1 800 935 6918
See product key examples
Sign in with an active account instead
Attempt to automatically activate my product online.
In any condition of witnessing the 'Microsoft Office Activation Wizard' Tech Support Scam message, victimized PC users are urged to utilize an antimalware tool to eliminate all associated malware causing the notification.
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