Dialer.LiveCams

Dialer.LiveCams

Updated:
13 February 2007
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Livecams.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Dialer.LiveCams is a dialer program that can be used to access adult content, by dialing a high-cost number using a modem.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Dialer.LiveCams.

Behavior


This program must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version 03 August 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version 28 September 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 04 August 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Dialer.LiveCams is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Copies itself to the desktop.
  2. Adds a new RAS phonebook entry named "www.livecams.nl_80ecpm."
  3. Attempts to dial a predefined high-cost phone number.



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 and delete all the files detected as Dialer.LiveCams.
  4. Delete the entry that was added to the RAS phone-book file.

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 scan for and delete the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Dialer.LiveCams, click Delete.

    Note:
    If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

4. To delete the added entry from the RAS phone-book file

Note:
The location of the RAS phone-book file, rasphone.pbk, may vary and some computers may not have this file.

For example, if the file exists in Windows XP, it is usually located in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk folder.

Follow the instructions for your operating system:
  • Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000
    1. Click Start, point to Find or Search, and then click Files or Folders.
    2. Make sure that "Look in" is set to (C:) and that "Include subfolders" is checked.
    3. In the "Named" or "Search for..." box, type:

      rasphone.pbk

    4. Click Find Now or Search Now.
    5. If you find rasphone.pbk, right-click the file, and then click Open With.
    6. Deselect the Always use this program to open this program check box.
    7. Scroll through the list of programs and double-click Notepad.
    8. When the file opens, delete all the lines that are included in the section:

      [www.livecams.nl_80ecpm]

    9. Close Notepad and save your changes when prompted.

  • Windows XP
    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. Click All files and folders.
    3. In the "All or part of the file name" box, type:

      rasphone.pbk

    4. Verify that "Look in" is set to "Local Hard Drives" or to (C:).
    5. Click More advanced options.
    6. Check Search system folders.
    7. Check Search subfolders.
    8. Click Search.
    9. If you find rasphone.pbk file, right-click the file, and then click Open With.
    10. Deselect the Always use this program to open this program check box.
    11. Scroll through the list of programs and double-click Notepad.
    12. When the file opens, delete all the lines that are included in the section:

      [www.livecams.nl_80ecpm]

    13. Close Notepad and save your changes when prompted.