TechSupportScams And The Blue Screen of DeathJULY 20, 2015 | BY JÉRÔME SEGURA Many Windows users are familiar with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (AKA BSOD), which usually happens when the system crashes.The BSOD can occur for many reasons, for example when there is a memory access violation. To the end user, it usually means that they have lost all their work and that Windows might not be happy the next time it reboots.It is also a rather scary screen (at least up until Windows 8) and that is exa
The company behind this particular operation is Thy Tech Support and they have been added to our tech support scams blacklist for:
- Using misleading tactics to force a sale
- Finding viruses, malware or an infection on a perfectly clean system
Rogue tech support
The ‘agent’ who answers the phone call has a heavy Indian accent and is sitting in a crowded boiler room, judging by the loud noise surrounding him. After the basic formalities of taking down your name and operating system information, he will have you download the TeamViewer remote control software.
It doesn’t take very long for the technician to start spilling out lies and even downloading a fake “Microsoft Internet Safety and Security Center”, a simple batch file (Microsoft Scanner.bat)
The program merely does a few file listing commands and is stuffed with bogus alarming errors. The technician makes sure to insist on the fact that your computer is riddled with viruses and already involved in terrorist attacks.
The coup de grâce comes with a hefty fee to clean up the otherwise fine computer.