7AdPower Dialer Profile
7AdPower Dialer was first discovered on July 17 of 2004. It was created by Madison Administration Inc. Dialers intend nothing but stolen statistical data for unscrupulous Internet marketers and exploitation of the infected computer, which typically leads to extreme financial risks for the user.
7AdPower Dialer is installed on your computer invisibly by an ActiveX drive-by download. It is also an ActiveX program in itself that downloads other Dialers.
7AdPower Dialer’s other way of attack is that it hijacks your dial-up modem to call long distance numbers or premium “900” numbers instead of the user’s typical Internet service provider, which is done invisibly and without the awareness or consent of the user. This can result in huge phone bills that the user may be unaware of. Madison Administration and the owner of the 900 number typically “split the take.”
7AdPower Dialer can also serve as a part of other malware programs. Trojans, like Backdoors and Downloaders are common this way, and Worms will often use Dialers, too. This function has become a more regular use for Dialers since dial-up modems are becoming obsolete. In this context, it opens the connection to the website, usually using IRC technology.
If you discover that you are infected with 7AdPower Dialer (and hopefully not by charges on your phone bill), you should remove it with an antispyware program such as the award-winning ZookaWare PC Cleaner. ZookaWare PC Cleaner guarantees 100% complete removal of 7AdPower Dialer.
Also Known As:
Dialer, Trojan Downloader