I received a call from someone claiming to be Microsoft.
Sure--it's a scam. It's all over the Web for a while now.
Here are the details, just to get it on the record as to how this scam is working as of yesterday in LA, California:
I received a land-line phone call asking for a name that hasn't been on the bill for 15 years, my wife's former husband. Caught my attention.
The caller identified himself as "Michael Williams" -- but with a MAJOR Indian accent. I asked him about the weather in Calcutta, probably the origin of this criminal gang, but he said he was from New Jersey. Woof!
He said his company's Website is www.windowstotalcare.co.cc and gave the Phone# as 952-232-6284 ext. TD-0714M (TD =Technical Department, he said, and the M is for Michael.)
Said his company was "Windows Total Care" and he was from the technical department. He liked to keep repeating this.
I asked him to identify my computer since I have, oh, six or seven. "Microsoft" would know this, right? According to him, Microsoft identified my computer as the culprit that was apparently infecting the entire planet with the some un-named MOAV. (Mother
of All Viruses). He wouldn't elaborate.
He said it was my Windows 7 computer and gave me my "CSID" ( number above in the title bar) and to confirm it by going into a CMD window and typing "ASSOC". He said it was a unique identifier and proved he was from Microsoft and that I was "causing big
problems" on the Internet.
Scam?? Sure, but what does the assoc command show and why?
Also, can you please direct me to a breakdown explanation of the line: