Is this a wicked dialer i've found?

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Denning Howard, Sep 8, 2003.

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  1. Hello there,

    I have found:

    C: / Program files / Windows NT / dialer.exe

    It isn't detected on Ad-aware or dealt with by Spyware-Blaster but I am very suspicious of it. I tried to delete it and the screen went haywire and wouldn't let me control the cursor. When I sent it to the waste bin it went there but a cloned copy reappeared where it had been as well.

    My other computer doesn't even have a Windows NT folder so I'm wondering just what this is and how it got there - and if it would be safe to delete the whole Windows NT folder and its contentso_O

    I would very much appreciate any advice

    Den
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Denning Howard,

    That sounds like a very nasty dialer.

    Please go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

    Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. BlitzenZeus

    BlitzenZeus Security Expert

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    That file is installed with windows, I have it on my system, and I would have it on my system after a clean install.

    Its the phone dialer program which is still around from eariler versions of windows, and the reason it came back was windows file protection restored the file. Do not delete the directory either, it holds other programs.

    Go ahead, and do your scan. However its a legit file....
     
  4. Den Howard

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    Not a wicked dialer then?

    Thanks to those who have responded to my "Is this a wicked dialer I've found" thread.

    I'm not used to this forum pattern so I'm not quite sure where this message will go....?

    Den
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Den,

    As long as you use the reply button they will end up in the thread you are looking at.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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