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Support Scammer Update: Misrepresenting Task Manager

David Harley describes a support scam that uses a slightly different twist, misrepresenting the output from Windows Task Manager.

How to recognize a PC support scam

Pointers on how to recognize PC support/coldcalling/ammyy.com/logmein.com scams before you hand over any cash.

Fake Support, And Now Fake Product Support

Cold-call scammers now claim to be AV support staff, but misuse a widening range of system utilities to con victims into believing they have malware.

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.

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