Expensive Trojans making unwanted 0909 calls

  geof 16:56 05 Mar 2003

Expecting images via e-mail I opened a message and then found it was a porn site. I deleted it - I thought. But it had installed on my hard drive and now dials out every ten minutes , trying to connect me to the site. It ran up a bill for £200 in a couple of hours before the telephone exchange told me and I got the number barred. But it still trys to dial out. I keep finding things to delete to try and get rid of it, but its still there. I run Windows XP. I can't afford such bills or the risk of them. Ideas/Help ?

  Terrahawk 17:02 05 Mar 2003

check your dial up connections(click start/ connections/ show all connections) has a dialler been installed if no run a virus check and see what you come up with

  leo49 17:04 05 Mar 2003

Once you checked the above try SpybotS&D from here:

click here


  matt5705 17:06 05 Mar 2003

its free and has sorted it all out for me

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  brittas 17:06 05 Mar 2003

try putting firewall / antivirus software on (cheaper than £200 bill) - should pick up trojans. I have several attacks each night but Norton seems to sort them out with a warning that trojan trying to be installed !!!

  Andy 999 17:06 05 Mar 2003

try looking in the windowes and system32 folder as a few diallers have done the same to me.

  Dave Bowman 17:11 05 Mar 2003

This should help you to find the culprit. click here

  Dave Bowman 17:13 05 Mar 2003


It works for me.

  brittas 17:27 05 Mar 2003

try ad-aware 6 !!!!

  Ghetto SupaSTAR 17:39 05 Mar 2003

Are you sure this file was sent through email? Did you "accidently" stumble upon some porn site?

  Bald Eagle 18:13 05 Mar 2003

A simple answer but then I'm simple. When not using the modem unplug it, I do!

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