OEM Office 2010 activation error

A client has her OEM-version Office 2010, which has been used for several years, started coming up with activation errors showing that the license was soon to run out.

Not only that, her laptop (also OEM Office 2010) is now doing the same thing.

Is this a Trojan?
deniswilsonAsked:
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TribusCommented:
An Office activation for a full version will never "expire".  An office license does not "run out".

This has to be a type of Malware or spam.  I suggest using Malwarebytes or Superantispyware along with a good AV scan.

Download these free versions and run a complete scan.

Malwarebytes: http://www.malwarebytes.org/

SUPERAntiSpyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/

For AV I recommend F-Secure.  They have a free online scanner as well: http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_us/online-scanner
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deniswilsonAuthor Commented:
This client has AVG Business Internet and Malwarebytes Pro installed on their machines in active protection mode. I ran them manually and found nothing. I am running SuperAntiSpyware now. I'll let you know.
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TribusCommented:
The fact still remains that an office activation does not expire or run out unless it was some type of trial version to begin with.  I have never heard of a year or two year trial though.  Usually only 60 day trials...

Has to be a trail or something is off here....
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deniswilsonAuthor Commented:
This turned out to be a trial version of Office Pro Plus 2010. Not the OEM version that came with the machine, as she told me. Apparently the "computer guy" who I replaced (and who provided a hacked version of ACT!) put this on her machines without her knowing.
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TribusCommented:
That makes sense now.  Sorry that someone did that to you.
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