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How Would A Cold Caller Know My Windows Vista Clsid?

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A cold caller they asked me to open a command prompt and type assoc to get my unique customer ID. They used this to convince me that they were genuine Microsoft support. How did they know it?

 

I know that they are running a dodgy show, and that MS sued a previous incarnation of them, or a company operating the same way - "windows securities services" etc. but curious to know how they knew. Is it something they may get from an email, web logs? Maybe it is not unique?

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That command doesn't work for me. What version of windows are you running? Are you sure you didn't download something? I cannot find any online reference to such a command, either.

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Not aware of downloading anything. But I did make a typo.

 

Correcting now, assoc was the command.

 

Check out my latest webologist post to see a full story. Still at a loss about that ID.

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So the zfsendtotarget CLSID is not unique. I can pull it up on my system. This is just the data stored in "REG_SZ" under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. I see other people are reporting the same scam as you when I search for this registry field.

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Ah, the cheeky sods. I googled parts of that id and found nothing. Will seek out those other cases, add to my blog.

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aaahh, why could I not find that before?

888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062

 

everywhere.

 

I must have mistyped it!

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