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Dialer.BVS

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dialer.BVS
Technical name:Dialer.BVS
Threat level:Low
Type:Dialer
Effects:   It establishes a phone connection with a high rate number. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It causes the loss of information stored on the computer, either specific files or data in general. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 20, 2005
Detection updated on:July 20, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dialer.BVS is a dialer type malware. Dialers usually try to establish phone connections with high rate numbers, significantly increasing the phone bill of the affected user.

Dialer.BVS affects computers that use a modem to connect to the Internet, as the virus modifies the Dial-up network access settings. It changes the telephone number provided by the ISP (Internet Service Provider), which is a local-rate number, to a high-rate number.

 

Dialer.BVS prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Dialer.BVS redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Dialer.BVS redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Dialer.BVS does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.