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Dialer.UKAmPorn

Dialer.UKAmPorn

Updated:
13 February 2007
Publisher:
Coulomb
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Dialler.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Dialer.UKAmPorn is a dialer program that can be used to access pornographic material by dialing a high-cost number using the modem.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Dialer.UKAmPorn.

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 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 October 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 17 January 2008 revision 033
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 29 October 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Dialer.UKAmPorn, it inserts an HTML file in the Temporary folder, and then displays the file in the default Web browser. When the file is displayed in the browser window, you must accept the disclaimer. In the middle of the disclaimer, it states that a high-cost number will be dialed using the modem to access the content, which is mainly pornographic.



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. To update 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. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected, and depending on which software version you are using, you may see one or more of the following options:

    Note: This applies only to versions of Norton AntiVirus that support security risk detection. If you are running a version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition that supports security risk detection, and security risk detection has been enabled, you will only see a message box that gives the results of the scan. If you have questions in this situation, contact your network administrator.
    • Exclude (Not recommended): If you click this button, it will set the risk so that it is no longer detectable. That is, the antivirus program will keep the security risk on your computer and will no longer detect it to remove from your computer.

    • Ignore or Skip: This option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only. It will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    • Cancel: This option is new to Norton Antivirus 2005. It is used when Norton Antivirus 2005 has determined that it cannot delete a security risk. This Cancel option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only, and thus, the risk will be detected 500 Error reading 'url' on type com.symantec.global.cookieless.link.MultifieldLinkUtil$Link

      Error reading 'url' on type com.symantec.global.cookieless.link.MultifieldLinkUtil$Link

      Cannot serve request to /content/norton-msm/il/en-il/home/internetsecurity/online-threats/dialer.ukamporn-2003-102617-4259-99-writeup.html on this server


      ApacheSling/2.4 (jetty/9.2.9.v20150224, Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 1.8.0_72, Linux 3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64 amd64)