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|Detection updated on:||Oct. 14, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Dialer.AF is a dialer, which establishes a connection with a premium rate number.
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 entries inserted in the Windows Registry nor the file are deleted. Therefore, when the computer is restarted, Dialer.AF 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.AF is the cost that these calls entail.
It is easy to determine if Dialer.AF has reached your computer as: