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13 February 2007
Not available
WSW Group
Risk Impact:
File Names:
(Random numbers).exe
Systems Affected:


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


The files are detected as Dialer.Webview.


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 20 May 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 28 September 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 22 May 2003
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When Dialer.Webview is executed, it connects to a Web site and allows you to log in. If you log in, the program dials a high-cost number using the modem.

On the Web site of the company that provides this dialer, the following statement is displayed:

By embedding a small dialler on to your Web Site, access to your content is restricted and only accessible via a premium rate call. WSW Group ensure the highest possible pay from all our services. Our dialler works worldwide AND UK payout rates start from £0.80  per min.

This dialer does not modify any files or registry keys. It may create various icons on the desktop.

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Close modem connections
  3. Restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode.
  4. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Dialer.Webview.
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. Restarting the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode
Shut down the computer and turn off the power. Wait for at least 30 seconds, and then restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode.
  • For Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, or XP users, restart the computer in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document, "How to start the computer in Safe Mode."
  • For Windows NT 4 users, restart the computer in VGA mode.

4. Scanning for and deleting the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and run a full system scan..
  2. If any files are detected as Dialer.Webview, 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.