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Dialer.AU

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dialer.AU
Technical name:Dialer.AU
Threat level:Low
Alias:Pornspa.D, Trj/Pornspa.D
Type:Dialer
Effects:  [AUTO]
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 14, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Dialer.AU, called DateMakerSpain in its Spanish version, is a dialer. These type of programs establish a connection with a premium rate number.

When it has been installed on the affected computer, it displays an icon in the Taskbar, next to the system clock. If the user right-clicks on this icon the option Uninstall... is displayed.

If the user selects this option, the program seems to be uninstalled. However, a process is left in memory and neither the entry inserted in the Windows Registry nor the file are deleted. Therefore, when the computer is restarted, Dialer.AU will remain resident in the affected computer, although it will be hidden.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Dialer.AU is easy to recognize once it has reached the computer, as:

  • It displays an icon in the Windows Taskbar, next to the system clock.
  • It creates the following shortcut to the DATEMAKERSPAIN.EXE file on the Desktop: