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Dialer.Sexcyberkey

Dialer.Sexcyberkey

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

Behavior


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

Symptoms


The files are detected as Dialer.Sexcyberkey.

Behavior


The most common installation method for this dialer application 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 01 February 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version 18 November 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version 17 January 2008 revision 033
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 24 November 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Dialer.Sexcyberkey runs, it does the following:
  1. Presents a dialog box that can be used to access pornography, by dialing a high-cost number using a modem.


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.Sexcyberkey.
  4. Delete the file tecnorevista.url from the desktop.
  5. Delete the file tecnorevista.url from the Start Menu.
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
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Dialer.Sexcyberkey 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 threat 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 threat 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 threat for this scan only, and thus, the threat 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.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer.

    • 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 threat 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.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer.

4. Delete the file tecnorevista.url from the desktop.

5. Delete the file tecnorevista.url from the Start Menu.