Activation of Trend Internet Security purchased on eBay

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Daughter purchased Trend Internet Security 10. 3 Devices 12 Months.

Purchased on eBay Australia.

The seller's location appeared on eBay as being in the UK, we're in Australia.

Daughter and son in law have Trend Internet Security on 2 PC's at their place.

I want one of the codes to renew my subscription on my new Intel NUC.

Is this Activation Legal/Genuine????.......

Being in IT in the DoD for many tears before recent retirement, I can almost already hear the sniggering and laughter coming from the community now. lol

Looking forward to reply's and "one liners".


Below are the instructions that came with the Trend Internet Security code in an email via eBay messages.............

Please pay attention, the Activation Method of TIS 2017 is changed, please use
New Activation Method for your product. -
Activate/Register your license first on the website of TrendMicro, then use it to activate TIS 2017 on your devices, thanks! - The Subscription of TM Internet Security 2017 will be Activated/Started immediately after you activate the license.

    Please completely and carefully read this introduction(NEW ACTIVATION METHOD) for how to activate your license, it's Very Important, thanks!

please use New Activation Method to activate your product, it's simple.

1) Activate/Register your license first on the website of TrendMicro, then use it to activate your TIS 2017 on your devices, thanks!

The website:

Insert your license: LICENSE NUMBER REMOVED FOR POSTING HERE,  then login your account of TrendMicro, if you don't have one, please create it.

Once time the registration/activation is done, please use the key to activate the TIS 2017 on your devices, thanks.

Here is an introduction for how to activate your license, thanks.

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Posted 11 months ago

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Hi, @machine,

Welcome to the Trend Micro Community and thank you for your post!

The answer to your question regarding the activation process is genuine; however, the instructions that were sent to you is the activation process for a mobile device which Trend Micro Internet Security does not support. In your case, if you are using a Windows computer, you can refer to the link below on how to install and activate the new subscription on that computer:

Installing Trend Micro Internet Security 2017

If you need more details regarding your account, you can log in to your Trend Micro MyAccount account using the link below:

Trend Micro MyAccount

Please let us know if we were able to help you with your concern.

Thank you and have a great day!

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