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Dialer.HBI 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.HBI 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.HBI accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
Dialer.HBI uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
Dialer.HBI is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
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