Dialer.Global

Dialer.Global

Updated:
13 February 2007
Publisher:
Global Netcom GmbH
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
(varies)
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Dialer.Global is a dialer that dials high-cost international phone calls using a modem.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Dialer.Global.

Behavior


Some Web sites often install this dialer, or it is installed as a component of another program that you install.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 01 February 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version 01 October 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 14 March 2011 revision 038
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 01 October 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Dialer.Global is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Copies itself to %Windir%\coder\<random filename>.exe, and creates a shortcut to this program on the desktop.


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

  2. Modifies the browser's default home page.

  3. Displays a dialog box similar to the following (different versions of the dialer display different dialogs):





  4. Directs you to one or more of the following Web sites:

    www.erotikstudio69.com
    www.sms-cat.de
    www.kontaktplus.de
    www.kontaktanzeigendb.de
    www.kontaktanzeigenmarkt24.de
    www.sms-donkey.com
    www.weblist.de
    weblist.de
    www.hacker-spider.de
    www.piratos.de
    www.smsfake.de
    www.kontaktstudio24.de
    software.global-netcom.de
    www.sexstudio24.com
    www.sexstudio24.de
    www.sendman.org
    www.sendman.net
    www.sendman.de



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.
  4. Restore the Internet Explorer settings
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
    Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.

    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 again the next time that you run a scan.

      To actually delete the security risk:
      • Click its file name (under the Filename column).
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

    • Delete: This option will attempt to delete the detected files. In some cases, the scanner will not be able to do this.
      • If you see a message, "Delete Failed" (or similar message), manually delete the file.
      • Click the file name of the risk that is under the Filename column.
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

4. Restoring the Internet Explorer settings
    • Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    • Connect to the Internet and go to the page that you want to set as your home page.
    • Click Tools > Internet Options.
    • In the Home page section of the General tab, click Use Current >OK.
    • On the Programs tab >Reset Web Settings.