This page aims to help you remove Windows Activation Pro “Virus”. These Windows Activation Pro removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. You’ll recognize this by the message “your computer is suspected of malicious software” and getting asked to call 18444598882 for support.
Have you seen a message on your desktop someone claiming he’s from Microsoft, who then claims you have a problem with your computer and need to fix it by calling a tech support number? Have you been greeted by a pop window virus saying you need to activate Windows by supplying an activation key? If so, then this article is for you. It is likely you’ve been targeted by the Windows Activation pro scam. We’ll try our best to explain how it works and what is the best way to remove it from your system.
Who is behind Windows Acivation Pro “Virus”?
Windows Activation Pro is a scam that refers to a tech support phone number 18444598882. The number is located in America, but the people who pick up the phone will have distinct foreign accent, usually Asian (Indian or Chinese). In fact most tech support scams like this are set up entirely overseas, out of reach for the authorities.
- Please note that the tech support number will probably change immediately after it is shut down by the authorities. Currently the number is 18444598882, but whatever the number may be changed to its the same scam!
These people are not hackers, but they use the services of hackers to distribute the scam message between computers .A hacker is a person who violates computer security for the singular purpose of personal gain. They have no interest in the laws of countries and generally do not care about ethics. They form the stereotype of a typical hacker displayed in culture and media, whom the public fear the most. They are skilled in the art of deception and social engineering and are capable of utilizing them to great extent to trick their victims.
This is not actually as dangerous as a virus or ransomware either. Computer viruses are self-replicating pieces of code and they will target your system directly. The tech scam merely uses virus penetration methods to enter your PC – from that point on it relies entirely on the user’s gullibility to turn profit. Windows Activan Pro “Virus” may appear to be a malicious application, but in the end it’s just a plain old tech scam. A Ransomware virus, in comparison, would put you in a much more difficult position.
How does the Windows Activation Pro work? What should I do?
The people behind the Windows activation Pro scam are after the personal data and money of their victims. They rely on social engineering and confidence tricks to achieve their goals. They start by either calling you or displaying a message on your computer screen that usually cannot be closed without the help of the task manager. They claim to be a legitimate source, a third party with names such as “Microsoft” or “Windows Technical Support”. Please note that many similar tech scams do exist and the people behind them are complete fakes – a reputable company like Microsoft will never ask about your cd-key or product key, neither will they ask you to call in a number by displaying it in a pop-up ad.
The one you are experiencing now are a form of pop-up ads that tell you to call a number, usually “toll free”. Calling them serves you no purpose and can only charge you money to waste time talking to a fake personality, claiming they are a representative of a big company, usually Microsoft. If they are confronted however, they usually become very aggressive in order to cower you into submission, since they can’t actually prove their legitimacy.
In addition to that, they request you provide your product key to supposedly activate your copy of Windows. Most commonly, they will tell you that your copy is illegal/expired/corrupt and needs immediate attention. Sometimes they display error codes or messages that may seem to relate to the problem, but in actuality have nothing to do with your computer. None of these claims are legitimate and are only attempts at using social engineering to trick you into giving them your personal information.
What you should be doing in this scenario, is to completely ignore any demands from the scammers, or better yet don’t touch the phone at all, because toll-free usually translates into toll-extra. Its possible they may ask you about bank account information, to “charge” you for their “helpful services”. They may claim they can fix your non existing problem if you provide them payment, but in reality no one from a software company will ask you money in this manner. If you provide the product key they usually ask, this will only be sent to a remote server and claimed by the scammers. It will not activate anything, despite what they might try to tell you. If you are provided instructions to do a certain action on your computer, such as accessing Window’s Event Viewer to falsely prove to you that you have an error message or typing suspicious-looking commands in the command prompt, then do note that nothing they may show you is any sort of evidence towards a “potential” problem of yours.
Once you have learned what you should be avoiding, next course of action for you is to begin removing the Windows Activation virus.For this please proceed to your removal guide below.
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Remove Windows Activation Pro Virus
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.