Loon 'n' Stop, and other software firewalls, should incorperate dialer blockage as a standard. The current mindset today seems to be these nasty little programs should be delt with only by scanners, anti-dialers, spybot, and programs which already have a determined signature for the "known" ones out there. Simply this: many users are still on dialup and a scan is not going to avoid calls already made before it was detected. A real time solution is in order and logically a firewall fits this description perfectly. Suddenly it makes perfect sense if we think of such a connection that a dialer makes in these terms... "unauthorized OUTBOUND connection" First: You probably did not want it to call out... Second: It is from your PC to the outside world... Third: It is a connection attempt through POTS (plain old telephone service) even though its not another computer but it can still do damage to your wallet. A possable idea (will this work?) is to setup the numbers that the modem CAN dial out such as the local numbers that connect to your ISP/OSP. Everything else it will disregard! The other option would be to make filters for 1-900 numbers, long distance numbers, international numbers, etc. Basically any number that would be a chargable call. Not only would it prevent the outbound connection but log which file did it so you can get rid of it.