The Windows Activation Scam is a Trojan from the Rogue.Tech-Support-Scam family that displays a fake Windows activation screen when you login to Windows. This screen states that your product key is invalid and that you need to enter it again and can call the 888 number for help. Furthermore, every time you click on this screen, the infection will speak the message “Please activate your Window. Call to us on 1-888-414-4284”.
When you call the 888 number, you will be told that your product key is invalid and that you will need to pay $99.99 USD for a new one. The Remote Tech Support agent will then ask you to give him remote access where he will enter your new key. They will not give you the key, because it is actually a hard coded key that will work for everyone. This key is closecloseclosecloseclose, which when entered in the screen will remove the infection. If this key works for you, it is still suggested that you follow the steps in the guide to check for further adware.
How did the Windows Activation Scam get on my computer?
It is important to note that this program is installed by other programs that did not adequately disclose that other software would be installed along with it. This scam was created solely to scare you into purchasing a product key that you do not need. For no reason EVER should you call this number, and if you have already purchased the key from them, I advise you to dispute the charges with your credit card company.
Call Broward Repair at (954) 990-4663 to remove this Trojan and any related software and get your system back up and running.