CAX Dialer Profile
CAX Dialer was first discovered on January 26 of 2004. The identity of its creator is unknown, but it is probably transmitted from websites with pornographic content. Dialers intend nothing but exploitation of the infected computer, which could lead to serious financial risks for the user.
CAX Dialer, like pretty much any other Dialer, is installed on your computer invisibly by an ActiveX drive-by download. Other methods of transmission include email attachments, and Worm-style instant messaging transmissions.
CAX Dialer’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 Internet service provider, all done without the awareness or approval of the user. This can result in enormous phone bills that the user may be unaware of. The vendor and the owner of the 900 number usually “split the take.” It then automatically downloads pornographic content without the user’s consent.
CAX Dialer can also serve as a component for other malware programs. Trojans, like Backdoors and Downloaders are common this way, as are Worms. 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 way of IRC technology.
If you find out that you are infected with CAX Dialer, 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 CAX Dialer.
Also Known As:
%workingdir%\[RandomName].exe (Md5 :43698b163dc1434db0a5b654f54aefcb)
%workingdir%\[RandomName].exe (Md5 :b965ddb327c2976611b4dd421700aff3)