Dialer virus

  geordiewal 15:29 02 Apr 2003

Hi, I am running win98, Zonealarm firewall and AVG anti virus. I keep getting zapped with a dialer trojan horse virus which AVG seems to be catching successfully. I have blocked UKVIDEO2.exe and DDIALER on zonealarm but DDIALER keeps renewing itself. Although my antivirus software seems to be catching the virus, I have just noticed that if I look in my internet explorer history there is streams of porno sites listed that have definetly not been visited. Yesterday I cleared down my history and cookies etc but when I flashed the PC up today I noticed that something had been installed, as a message flashed up saying that my config files were being updated.
I have powertools installed, so I went straight into that and when I looked into the installed programs, ukvideo2.exe had installed again. I then did a full anti virus scan and low and behold 2 files infected by a dialer trojan horse virus again.
Could someone out there pick the bones out of the above and give me some advice on how to stop this happening, any advice will be warmly appreciated, my thanks in advance.

  JoeC 15:38 02 Apr 2003


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Run SpyBot after updating it, then run SpywareBlaster after updating it. That should help. : }

  €dstow 15:40 02 Apr 2003

These seem to be spyware or adware.

Download Ad-aware and SpywareBlaster to clean them out and keep them out

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  geordiewal 15:43 02 Apr 2003

Cheers guys I will give spyblaster a shot.

  €dstow 15:51 02 Apr 2003

Note that SpywareBlaster will not clean out the things that are already there, it stops them getting in.

To clean, you need Spybot or Ad-aware. I suggested Ad-aware as it's a bit more user friendly but they both do a similar job.


  geordiewal 14:39 05 Apr 2003

Thanks guys I have had my first porn free history today on IE. I am using both spybot and ad-aware along with spyware blaster and it seems to be doing the trick. I will give it a couple of weeks and if things are still looking good I will have to pay a subscription to the authors, these people that do freeware etc are bloody heroes.

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