Support Scammers (mis)using INF and PREFETCH

As well as misusing Event Viewer, ASSOC or a system CLSID, scammers hijack “prefetch” and “inf” to con victims into believing they have malware.

Support desk scams: CLSID not unique

…the scammer doesn’t need you to edit the registry to find the CLSID he’s looking for. He simply has to persuade you to run the ASSOC command…

Support Scams: Cold Calls, Cold Hearts

Here's a diagnostic window that your shouldn't panic over, certainly if some cold-calling scammer directs you to it by persuading you to run a diagnostic on your own system. But I'm getting ahead of myself. You might think I've blogged more than enough about support scams already – you know, where someone calls you out

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