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|Detection updated on:||Oct. 14, 2003|
Dialer.AW is a program that establishes a connection with a premium rate number. The dialer is called DATEMAKERINTL and belongs to an international version of this dialer.
When it has been installed on the affected computer, it displays an icon in the Taskbar, next to the system clock. If the user right-clicks on this icon the option Uninstall... is displayed.
If the user selects this option, the program seems to be uninstalled. However, a process is left in memory and neither the entry inserted in the Windows Registry nor the file are deleted. Therefore, when the computer is restarted, Dialer.AW will remain resident in the affected computer, although it will be hidden.
As it establishes a connection with a premium rate number, the main consequence of Dialer.AW is the cost that these calls entail.
Dialer.AW is easy to recognize once it has reached the computer, as:
It displays an icon in the Windows Taskbar, next to the system clock.
It creates the following shortcut to the DATEMAKERINTL.EXE file on the Desktop: