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Sex Dialer

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paulipops

Guest
#1
A sex dialer has appeared on my systray it knock off my current connection,then tries to dial up some dodgy sex site.
I have knocked ot off,used msconfig to remove it from startup and deleted from the registry but it still keeps coming back.
Emabrrassing when the kids or a gues is using my PC
How can I get rid of it????
 
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zman

Guest
#2
Nasty i bet ...

Have you checked in add/remove programs ?

It may be running a s a program, they are usually damn hard to get rid of, watch your Phone bills also ......

Go into Temp files and delete all....
 
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relder

Guest
#3
Use regedit to get the to the registry instead of regedt32. Search for program starting from the top. Delete every reference. Do the same out of Windows Explorer.
 
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BetaSpanky

Guest
#4
Another possible cause, although I have never seen it before, could be that you have a piece of software that it was bundled with that keeps installing it everytime it is ran or installed.

How old are your kids, and are any of them boys?

:D
 
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bigshadow

Guest
#5
you dirty man............................ ;)

to prevent it the best thing you can do is go to sites where you aren't surpised by this kind of dialers, there are plenty of them....

what you can do if the above solutions don't seem to work is to go to the taskbar, properties, and then customize, you can make the icon invisible!
 
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Lactic.Acid

Guest
#6
bigshadow: except this thing is trying to dial out, and most likely calling VERY long-distance or expensive numbers. Not something one should just ignore.

Searching for the exe's name in regedit should pull up all occurrences, as noted above, and that should take care of you.
/Lactic
 
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bigshadow

Guest
#7
sorry acid, the solution i gave was only to make it disappear so that his kids or guests weren't bothered by it....
 
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Lactic.Acid

Guest
#8
ah...truedat. But if he's got no modem, or it prompts to dial, it'll still pop up. Shit like this pisses me off in about 2 seconds when I find it on my computers...
/Lactic
 
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bigshadow

Guest
#9
it makes us all angry.............


and the final tip then for the sexdialer....switch to cable!!
 
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paulipops

Guest
#12
Still Not Gone

Sorry Guys and Gals tried all your solutions and it still keeps coming back.
Starting to get really pi##ed off.
It is embedded somewhere but cant seem to get to the root of it.
Now appears about 3 to 4 times per day.
If it continues its a reformat.
 
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LoctOut

Guest
#14
are you using a firewall like Zone Alarm?

With Zone Alarm you can stop it from dialing out, AND........
you can identify where it is on your system.
 
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Sgt. Banjo

Guest
#16
I have exactly the same problem. It's a German webdialer and comes up with icons called 2-5-46-112.exe and webdialer reg.2-5-46-112.

Not only that but it pops up windows trying to download itself again and again and won't let you not download it. Occasionally I get a window saying RAS not Installed.

The fact that it is trying to dial out doesn't cause me a problem as I'm on broadband so I have no modem but what does annoy me is that I've got Norton Antivirus Running, ZoneAlarm Running, I've searched the registry and deleted every instance of the above numbers and also the word 'webdialer', I've run Ad-aware, Regcleaner, APK Registry.... and a Trojan killer. Does this stop it? NO

This is severly pissing me off. I think it appeared after installing some Winamp visual effect plugins but can't be sure.

Any further help would be greatly appreciated

Regards

Sarge
 
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EgoProwler

Guest
#17
Have you looked in your Network Connections to see that there isn't a dial-up connection configured? Alot of these dialers will create a dial-up Networking connection that automatically configures the phone numbers and such to dial.
 

Shamus MacNoob

Moderator
Political User
#19
yes look in network connections

By the time I read all the posts and got to this one I was thinking the same I also got nailed by that little bugger found it in my network connection folder GRRRRRRRRRR mine was a trick file was spose to be a game file from kazza was that stupid dial up crap after I removed it in the network connections folder it was gone good luck!!;)
 
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JeremyT

Guest
#20
It's funny how the only post with "sex" in the title has more views and responses in less than 2 days than posts that have been up for weeks ;)
 

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