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Dialer.AGB

Dialer.AGB

Updated:
13 February 2007
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Varies. Some examples include: P2p.exe,p2p.ini.
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Dialer.AGB is a dialer program that can be used to access various Web sites by dialing a high-cost phone number using the modem.

Symptoms


The files on the system are detected as Dialer.AGB.

Behavior


The most common installation method for this dialer program 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 03 November 2019 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version 19 November 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 04 November 2019 revision 060
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 19 November 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.


When Dialer.AGB is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates the files:
    • %Windir%\cibv\P2P.exe
    • %Windir%\cibv\P2P.ini


      Note: %Windir% is a variable. The dialer installer locates the Windows installation folder (by default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt) and copies itself to that location.

  2. Creates a shortcut to the dialer on the Windows desktop.

  3. Displays the following dialog box:





    which allows you to dial a high-cost number to access services.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Close modem connections
  3. Uninstall the dialer from the program's main interface.
  4. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Dialer.AGB.
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. Uninstalling the dialer
  1. Open the dialer by double-clicking the program's icon on the Windows desktop.
  2. In the drop-down list, set the country to England.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Deinstall > Yes.
  5. Using Windows Explorer, locate and delete the file, %Windir%\Cibv\P2P.exe.

4. Scanning for and deleting the 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 Dialer.AGB, click Delete.

    Note: If you ran the uninstall routine as described in the previous section, all the files may have been were removed, and thus, none will be detected.