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System Infected: Adware.DialPlatform Activity

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects Dialer.DialPlatform communicating and requesting information from its controlling server.

Additional Information

Dialer.DialPlatform is a dialer program that can be used to access pornographic material by dialing a high-cost number using the modem.

Adware :
Programs that facilitate delivery of advertising content to the user through their own window, or by utilizing another program's interface. In some cases, these programs may gather information from the user's computer, including information related to Internet browser usage or other computing habits, and relay this information back to a remote computer or other location in cyber-space.

Adware can be downloaded from Web sites (typically in shareware or freeware), email messages, and instant messengers. Additionally, a user may unknowingly receive and/or trigger adware by accepting an End User License Agreement from a software program linked to the adware or from visiting a website that downloads the adware with or without an End User License Agreement


  • Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.

1. Update the definitions.
2. Close modem connections.
3. Run a full system scan and write down the path and file names of all the files detected as Dialer.DialPlatform.
4. Unregister the loader.dll file.
5. Scan for and delete the files.
6. Delete the value that was added to the registry.

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