AdultPop Online Dialer Profile
AdultPop Online Dialer was first discovered in July of 2003. The identity of its creator is unknown, but it is probably transmitted from websites with adult content. Dialers intend nothing but exploitation of the infected computer, which could lead to serious financial risks for the user.
AdultPop Online 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. It also can be manually installed by the user. In fact, AdultPop Online Dialer and many other Dialers claim to connect the user to “exclusive porn content.”
AdultPop Online Dialer’s main mode of exploitation is that it hijacks your dial-up modem. It then uses it to call long distance or “1-900” numbers instead of the user’s typical Internet service provider, all without the awareness or approval of the user. This can result in enormous phone bills that the user may be unaware of. The vendor with usually “split the take” with the owner of the 900 number.
AdultPop Online Dialer can also serve as a component for other malware programs. Trojans, like Backdoors, Worms, and Downloaders, are common this way. This function has turned into a more regular use for Dialers, since dial-up modems aren’t nearly as common as they used to be. In this function, it makes the connection to the server’s website, usually by using IRC technology.
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