So how do you prevent dialers?

  Survey Surfer 16:18 02 Jun 2004

I have anti spyware, anti virus and firewall software installed which I update everytime I go online. But still find a dialer has managed to increase my phone bill. Is the only answer to go broadband and a permanent connection?

  ventanas 16:21 02 Jun 2004

click here

All in German, but will install in English.

  computernerdiamnot 16:25 02 Jun 2004

Excellent package and does what it says it does.

  Stuartli 16:31 02 Jun 2004

I use SpywareBlaster, Ad-Aware6 and S and D (now 1.3) and also, in IE's Privacy settings (from Tools>Internet Options>Privacy>Advanced tab select Prompt for First Party Cookies and Block for Third Party cookies.

This means that you get a Privacy panel up when you visit a website asking if you wish to Allow or Block a cookie(s).

If you trust the website, such as this one or your bank, Allow it and confirm to always Allow for this website.

It might be a pain having to keep Allowing or Blocking websites' cookies but it does stop a lot of unwanted junk getting onto your system.

  Jackcoms 16:32 02 Jun 2004

Probably another solution is not to visit porno sites which, I understand, are the main culprits for installing diallers.

  ened 16:42 02 Jun 2004

will prevent your telephone calling Premium Rate numbers if you ask them.

  jonnytub 16:45 02 Jun 2004

it's an all in one solution , firewall, av, etc, etc. it also has as a bonus dialler prevention software.

  Stuartli 16:48 02 Jun 2004

That was a bit below the belt.

Just hark back to yesterday's story about the village where virtually all the inhabitants were supposedly dialling up premium rate numbers - and the same numbers to boot in many cases.

BT, of course, held its hands up and declared: "Not our fault Gov."

  computernerdiamnot 17:22 02 Jun 2004

Check this site if you have been a victim do not suffer in silience.
click here

  ened 17:46 02 Jun 2004

Don't bother with ICTSIS: I reported a number to them by email after trying in vain to get thru on the telephone and they just sent me a stock reply about how I must have been calling the lines myself. Yet I had been infront of my computer when it disconnected and tried to ring the number.

  Zion_Lion 17:47 02 Jun 2004

Hi mate... this happened to my other half on several occasions, she also is running McAfee, spybot and ad-aware.
The thing that I have found with anti-spyware programs is that as good as they are they dont always find all the nasties in your browser/pc, so I also use a program called Hijack This click here lists all items in your web browser and running on your pc such as browser objects, browser toolbars, autoloading and start up items, active X objects as well as other items, so as long as you know what programs you have installed and are running on your pc, and feel confident enough to use HJT you can get rid of things that should not be there (including dialers), or you can pot HJT logs in forums to let someone else to analyse and tell you what to get rid of.
So after running spybot etc I ran HJT, found a couple of nasties but no dialer. I downloaded and installed a program called Dialer Conrol click here
She then went on to get all premium rate numbers bard from the line by NTL. I have since installed my mcafee firewall on her machine... well no more heart attacks yet anyway, what the fix was I cant say as I never found a dialer on the pc.
I have heard that some nasty programs can re-direct you to a premium rate line without disconecting your line, I suppose it must be true since it happened to my girlfriend, but if it's not will someone post and let me no plz.
Anyway hope you get your problem sorted soon mate.
Regards ZL

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