GBDialer Dialer Profile
GBDialer was first discovered on October 21 of 2004. It is distributed by DATALINE LTD in partnership with Global Access S.L. Considered the first of the class of malware programs called “Trojans,” Dialers have little intent but to bring harm to users.
GBDialer, as most other Dialers, is installed on your computer by an ActiveX drive-by download, typically at pornographic or gaming sites. It has been known also to be manually installed in some instances. In fact, many Dialers claim to provide a service connecting the user to “exclusive porn content.”
GBDialer’s main function is to hijack the computer’s dial-up modem, which it will use to call long distance or “1-900” phone numbers instead of the user’s typical Internet service provider. This can result in enormous phone bills. The vendor and phone number’s owner share the profits, assuming they aren’t the same person.
GBDialer can also serve as a component for other Trojans, such as Downloaders and Backdoors. This has become a more prevalent use for Dialers, as dial-up modems are being less frequently used. In this capacity, it provides the connection to the server.
If you find out that you are infected with GBDialer, you should remove it immediately with a reputable antispyware program such as ZookaWare PC Cleaner. ZookaWare PC Cleaner guarantees 100% removal of GBDialer.
Also Known As:
variations at least from GBDial.a to j.
%commondesktopdirectorydir%\Access Members Area.exe
Access Members Area.exe
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.2\rdgGB2404.exe
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.3\rdgGB2404.exe
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.4\rdgGB2404.exe
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.5\rdgGB2404.exe
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\rdgUS2404.exe
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.1\rdgUS2404.exe
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.2\rdgUS2404.exe
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.5\rdgUS2404.exe