Security Stronghold threat catalog
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Threats type: Dialer
E-Group Sex Dialer
Dialer is a malicious program which “loves” expensive paid numbers and adult services. While you work in the Internet without suspecting anything wrong a dialer visits some closed porn sites or set a connection to the server of dialer host. Dialer is often described as a subtype of trojan. Dialers are usually used by hosts of porn site but thanks to their specific ways of launching many associated valid processes suffer too.
Dialer manages a remote connection by several ways:
Sometimes dialers behave as malicious programs of other types like Adware, Spyware or Trojan-Downloader. Some dialers include themselves into autorun list. Some kinds of dialers even penetrate themselves into the code of foreign programs.
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