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Dialer.EGL

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dialer.EGL
Technical name:Dialer.EGL
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan.Win32.Dialer.hh
Type:Dialer
Effects:   It establishes a phone connection with a high rate number. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 30, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 30, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dialer.EGL 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.EGL 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.EGL 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.