CABDialer Dialer Profile
CABDialer was first discovered on April 12 of 2005. The identity of its creator is unknown, but it is probably transmitted from websites with adult content. Dialers can cause serious financial problems for the user, as they intend nothing but exploitation of the infected computer.
CABDialer, like pretty much any other Dialer, is installed on your computer invisibly by an ActiveX drive-by download as part of another
Dialer’s bundle. CABDialer and many other Dialers claim to connect the user to “exclusive porn content.”
CABDialer’s main mode of exploitation is that it hijacks your dial-up modem. It then uses it to call long distance numbers, or “900” phone numbers instead of the user’s standard ISP. This is done without the awareness or approval of the user. This can result in gigantic phone bills that the user may be unaware of. The vendor and the owner of the 900 number usually “split the take.”
CABDialer can also serve as a component for other malware programs. Worms, Trojans, Backdoors and Downloaders are common this way. CABDialer specifically can act as a Downloader. This function has turned into a more regular use for Dialers, since dial-up modems aren’t used as much as they used to. In this function, it makes the connection to the server’s website, usually by using IRC technology.
If you find out that you are infected with CABDialer, you should remove it immediately with an antispyware program such as the award-winning ZookaWare PC Cleaner. ZookaWare PC Cleaner guarantees 100% complete removal of CABDialer.
Also Known As:
%workingdir%\[RandomName].exe (Md5 :3dbfc4365133374ac1d39b051167995e)
%workingdir%\[RandomName].exe (Md5 :bbc9f44ec7c27133bb6216c745a4ae4a)
%windir%\downloaded program files\cabdialer.dll