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Dialer.LiveVideo_fi

Dialer.LiveVideo_fi

Updated:
13 February 2007
Version:
0.73
Publisher:
ComSoft
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
LiveVideo_fi.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Dialer.LiveVideo_fi is a dialer that accesses pornographic Web sites.

Symptoms


Opens a Web browser window to access Live Video sites.

Behavior


Usually installed when visiting pornographic sites and portals.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 01 February 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version 06 October 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 17 January 2008 revision 033
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 08 October 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Dialer.LiveVideo_fi runs, it does the following:
  1. Copies itself to C:\Program Files\Comsoft\Dialers\LiveVideo_fi\LiveVideo_fi.exe.

  2. Opens TCP and UDP connections to a Live Video Web site, which is sexual in nature. UPD/TCP ports are selected sequentially starting with 1020. Port numbers are incremented each time the dialer runs. Increments are usually 5 or 6, so if port 1025 is used one time, port 1031 might be used the next time.

  3. Adds the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ComSoft

  4. Adds the value:

    "LiveVideo_fi"="C:\Program Files\Comsoft\dialers\LiveVideo_fi\LiveVideo_fi.exe"

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the dialer loads when you start Windows.

Dialer.LiveVideo_fi has an associated uninstaller.



  1. Update the virus definitions.
  2. Close modem connections
  3. Uninstall LiveVideo_fi.exeprogram name using the Add/Remove Programs utility.
  4. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Dialer.LiveVideo_fi.
  5. Delete the value that was added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted on U.S. business days (Monday through Friday). You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to the Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).

    The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are available: Read "How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater" for detailed instructions.

2. To close modem connections
This risk uses available modems to create an Internet connection, sometimes without any visible signs. In order to successfully remove this threat, ensure that all modem-based Internet connections are disconnected before proceeding. For instructions on how to do this, consult the appropriate Internet service provider, computer manufacturer, or operating system documentation.

3. Uninstalling the Dialer
  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the Windows 98 taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

    • On the Windows Me taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
        If you do not see the Add/Remove Programs icon, click "...view all Control Panel options."

    • On the Windows 2000 taskbar:
      By default, Windows 2000 is set up the same as Windows 98. In that case, follow the instructions for Windows 98. Otherwise, click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.

    • On the Windows XP taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. Click LiveVideo_fi.


    Note: You may need to use the scroll bar to view the whole list.

  3. Click Add/Remove, Change/Remove, or Remove (this varies with the operating system). Follow the prompts.

4. Scanning for and deleting the infected files
  1. Start Norton AntiVirus and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files. For more information, read the document, "How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files."
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as infected with Dialer.LiveVideo_fi, click Delete.


    Note: If you ran the Add/Remove programs applet as described in the previous section, it is possible that all the files were removed; and therefore, none of the files will be detected.

5. Deleting the value from the registry

WARNING: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.


Note: This is done to make sure that all the keys are removed. They may not be there if the uninstaller removed them.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  4. In the right pane, delete the value:


    "LiveVideo_fi"="C:\Program Files\Comsoft\dialers\LiveVideo_fi\LiveVideo_fi.exe

  5. Navigate to and delete the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Comsoft

  6. Exit the Registry Editor.