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nmcelwee
31-05-2004, 06:01 PM
I have Sophos anti virus on my home PC and it has detected a dialer in the System directory and asks me to contact my "Newtwork Supervisor". I have tried AdWare and SpyBot (S&D) and neither detect this dialer. I tried Add/Remove programs but its not there. When I go to the directory where this .exe file is I cannot remove it as I dont have permission ! All the time Sophos is throwing up warnings that I have this dialer and to see my non existant system administrator !!!!

I run Windows ME

HELP !!! It's driving me insane.

johnboy
31-05-2004, 06:22 PM
Can you stop it by using task manager if you know the name of the dailer you should be able to delete it then ??

wotz
31-05-2004, 06:24 PM
or try booting from a boot disk and deleting it.

i-gordon
31-05-2004, 06:30 PM
It a long time sinc I used WindowsME but I think there is a dialer there as part of the system. Windows XP has a dialer. Right click on the dialer icon/properties/version. and see what it is.