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13 February 2007
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Dialer.RASDialer is a dialer program that can be used to access various Web sites by dialing a high-cost phone number using the modem. The sites that can be accessed are mostly pornographic in nature.


The files are detected as Dialer.RASDialer.


This Dialer must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 07 May 2019 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version 16 December 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 07 May 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 17 December 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Dialer.RASDialer is executed, it displays the following license agreement, which you must accept in order to proceed:

Accederai ai servizi a sovrapprezzo mediante chiamata su numerazione a valore aggiunto.In caso che la sua linea telefonica sia abilitata per l'utilizzo della numerazione a valore aggiunto 899, Il costo della connessione effettuata, sarà pari a 1,80 euro (iva compresa) al minuto, piu' 0,06 euro (iva compresa) alla risposta,per una durata massima di 7 min circa.
In caso che la sua linea telefonica non sia abilitata per l'utilizzo della numerazione a valore aggiunto 899, il costo della connessione effettuata ad una numerazione a valore aggiunto 0068..., sarà pari a 2,04 euro al minuto (iva compresa) per una durata massima di 20 minuti.
N.B.Si specifica fin d'ora che in caso di sconnessione sarà possibile riconnettersi alle stesse condizioni  di questo avviso.Interdev International s.r.l. è intestataria delle numerazioni utilizzate.Vietato ai minori di diciotto anni.

If you accept the license agreement, it will display the following dialog box, which allows you to dial using the dialer software.

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.RASDialer.
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. 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.RASDialer, click Delete.

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