‘Microsoft Office Activation Wizard’ is a tech support scam that stems from a Trojan horse infiltration, and urges users into calling 1 888 935 6918, an allegedly toll-free number. Researchers say that the scam comes from the family of Trojan.Tech-Support-Scam that has been displaying similar fake Microsoft notifications on victims’ computers.
Needless to say, the scam has nothing to do with Microsoft and it is just another attempt of cybercriminals to trick users into calling the provided phone number. Calling the number would connect the victim to crooks who would ask for payment in exchange for an alleged computer fix service.
‘Microsoft Office Activation Wizard’ 1 888 935 6918 Technical Details
The text displayed by this Trojan is the following:
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.
If the victim attempts the activation, they will be shown another screen that will prompt them to enter a product key. The victim will see the following text:
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.
How to Remove ‘Microsoft Office Activation Wizard’ 1 888 935 6918
Fortunately, the tech support scam arrives with a built-it passcode. The user can enter it to close the screen. Simply enter the following code as the product key:
Scanning the system with a reliable anti-malware program afterwards is recommended.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter