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Dialer.HQK 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.HQK 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.HQK prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Dialer.HQK 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.HQK redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.
Dialer.HQK uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
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