Premium rate dialer

  Just wondering 06:18 02 Mar 2004
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Can anyone provide some advice on the following please. A work colleague (honest) has recently received his telephone bill which included a £30 call to an adult site in Spain, which he is adamant he did not make. Unfortunately, he does not have any AV software or a firewall (being resolved to day). He connects to the internet for short periods of time to do on-line banking and check out his holidays etc and it would appear that whilst he is connected to his regular ISP somehow he has also been connected to a premium rate number.

I am guessing that this is some sort of Backdoor/Trojan horse virus but would, if only for my own education, appreciate some feed back. Many thanks

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  tanith 10:25 02 Mar 2004

I had the same problem, BT informed me that there were calls going to a premium rate number via the internet so I have a block on all premium rate numbers, it saves a fortune. You then need to check your connections in internet explorer, tools, internet options, connections then delete anything unusual. It worked for me

  tanith 10:25 02 Mar 2004

I had the same problem, BT informed me that there were calls going to a premium rate number via the internet so I have a block on all premium rate numbers, it saves a fortune. You then need to check your connections in internet explorer, tools, internet options, connections then delete anything unusual. It worked for me

  Just wondering 18:30 02 Mar 2004

Many thanks, he has been suitably admonished and has gone off to buy an AV package and keep it up to date!

As an aside, I understand that BT said they were unable to block premium rates dialed from PC's. Seems a good way to gain a few extra pounds from the old customer.

I wonder how he would have faired if he had lost money from his bank account and then told them he had no AV protection!

  Just wondering 18:30 02 Mar 2004

Many thanks, he has been suitably admonished and has gone off to buy an AV package and keep it up to date!

As an aside, I understand that BT said they were unable to block premium rates dialed from PC's. Seems a good way to gain a few extra pounds from the old customer.

I wonder how he would have faired if he had lost money from his bank account and then told them he had no AV protection!

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