How to rid my comp of an embedded dialer

  egroeg 10:26 07 Oct 03

Hi People,
I have a problem, McAfee keeps telling me about some malware, a dialer. I have run the scan and deleted all instances, I have run adaware after and deleted all instances. Problem is it keps comng back. The file seems to be in a restore folder, and when I tried to access it permission was denied. I am running WinXP, dialer is an exe file called A0032264.exe.

Thanks in advance for any help.


  MichelleC 10:29 07 Oct 03

Boot to safemode and search for dial.exe and delete (there may be a few), reboot.

  mark500 10:31 07 Oct 03

click here

Download and run this. It should destroy it.

  terminus 10:36 07 Oct 03

an internal one click here

  egroeg 13:55 08 Oct 03

hello again ,
I downlaoded and installed Spybot as advised it did not rid me of the troublesome beast :-). The file path gicen is C:\System Volume Information\_restore(bunch of letters and numbers)\RP251\A0032264.exe I have tried searching to manually delete this but access is denied to the restore file. Is there a way to delete restore files ? that may work.
Thanks again


  Jester2K II 14:21 08 Oct 03

Its in System Restore. Nothing can touch it there and it can't do any harm.

click here

  Jester2K II 14:50 08 Oct 03

just switch SR off, rebbot and then switch it on again.

But you loose all restore points...

  graham√ 15:01 08 Oct 03

Back up the registry, then search for 'dialer'. Delete them all and re-boot. Search again, they should all be gone.

Download and instal Cookie Wall click here

  Jester2K II 15:13 08 Oct 03

1) its got nothing to do with the registry

2) its got nothing to do with cookies!

  pc moron 15:43 08 Oct 03

This might help click here.

  graham√ 15:49 08 Oct 03

You may be right, you usually are. My number of question marks keeps going up.

All I know is I got rid of my dialers this way, and none have come back since I have had Cookie Wall.

Can you tell us how dialers get installed?

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