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Dialer.K

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dialer.K
Technical name:Dialer.K
Threat level:Low
Alias:Porndial.b, Trojan/W32.Porndial.b, Trj/W32.Porndial.b
Type:Dialer
Effects:  [AUTO]
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Oct. 14, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Dialer.K is a dialer, which establishes a connection to a premium rate number. This dialer is called Freesex.

Once the dialer has been installed on the computer, it creates a shortcut to the file FREESEX.EXE on the Windows Desktop.

Dialer.K also offers users the option of disabling the dialer through the option Add/Remove Programs, in the Windows Control Panel. If the user selects this option, the program seems to be uninstalled. However, the file FREESEX-UNINSTALL.EXE is not eliminated from the Windows system directory.

Visible Symptoms 

    

It is very easy to know if Dialer.K has affected a computer, as it creates a shortcut to the file FREESEX.EXE on the Desktop.

The icon of the shortcut appears as follows: