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Calldal

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Calldal
Technical name:Trj/Calldal
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It connects the computer to a premium rate number.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 31, 2003
Detection updated on:Jan. 31, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Calldal is a dialer type Trojan, which establishes a connection to a premium rate number. Once is has been installed on the computer, the virus displays a toolbar in the Windows Taskbar.

Calldal is dangerous because it tries to connect the affected computer to a premium rate number, which significantly increases the user’s phone bill.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Calldal is easy to identify, as when it infects computers, it displays a tool bar in the Windows Taskbar and the buttons disconnect and disconnecting.