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Dialer.Rampage

Dialer.Rampage

Updated:
13 February 2007
Version:
2.00.0907
Publisher:
GTDialers
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
XXXRampage.exe,Tempdialer.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Dialer.Rampage is a dialer application that can be used to access pornographic services by dialing a high-cost number using a modem.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Dialer.Rampage.

Behavior


The most common installation method for this dialer application is through various Web sites, mainly pornographic in nature.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 07 May 2019 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version 02 October 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 07 May 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 02 October 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Dialer.Rampage is executed, it opens a window containing an End User License Agreement (EULA).

If you click "I Accept," the dialer will attempt to call a 900 number, which will (according to the EULA) result in a charge of $39.99 to the telephone bill. It will also copy itself to the desktop and add an Internet shortcut to the desktop.

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Close modem connections
  3. Run a full system scan.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

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. 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.Rampage, click Delete.
  4. Delete the Internet shortcut, "Check This Out.url," from the Windows desktop.