Dialer question

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by notageek, Mar 4, 2004.

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  1. notageek

    notageek Registered Member

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    Well this stems from Me being out at my brother in laws house for a couple days this week fixing his little problems. Now he has a dialer on his computer. I don't what kind it is but his phone bill came and it was high in calls to amsterdam and other places. He don't know anyone in them places. (yes this is the same brother in law who got the computer and said he didn't need to be protected.) Anyway, What is a good program that will detect dialers not only for him but I'm going use it also? I know McAfee don't really detect dialers good. I know some AT's do but for my brother in law I would for it to be cheap or free (he spent a lot already on this computer and he's only had it for a few months). Thank you.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    check mcaffe's dialer detection at the link. it is fairly impressive.

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
     
  3. notageek

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    Yeah but my brother in law is using Avast as his AV. I know that Spybot finds some dialers and so does Adware. I sent him the links to Spyware blaster and spyware guard and when He install them this dialer got past. I haven't had a chance to go and look at his computer today (he got it this morning). I need to spend a little time with my wife and kids. :) Anyway back on Spybot and adawre. I think spybot is a little to harsh for him to use. I notice the updates sometimes don't work good. I did send him Adaware link today He install and updated it and ran it but it found nothing. I'm trying to keep it simple for him being that I'm not there to help him.

    Thanks BigC.
     
  4. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Hi notageek ;)

    This is what i use,

    http://spyware.pcwash.com/dialer-killer.html

    very affective IMHO. :)




    snowbound
     
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    notageek Registered Member

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    Thanks Snowbound. I sent the link to him and told him if he needs help let me know. Oh yeah I sent my brother in law to download the free trial of TH. He's downloading the latest update. :)
     
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