How to remove dialers from your computer?

Question

There appears to be a new kind of pop-up now.

A few weeks ago I kept getting the small windows (pop-ups). I went by your instructions in Ken's colums and they disappeared. Now there are tons of larger windows, download requests, pictures, etc... and I keep getting my Zone Alarm window with the question if I want to let some particular program access the internet.

Can you help ?

Thanks

Michael

Answer

This question was answered on December 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

There are a large amount of dialers that try to attack your computer as soon as you get on the computer, since you keep getting them, just make sure you read everything before you click on ok when you're just trying to close out a window Do a search for dialers, diallers, and portals, and if you see some funny icons on your computer delete them from the source and you should be able to remove all of them from your computer Also locate your temp folder, in this folder you will possible find alot of dialers and portals delete all the files in this folder--Robert Outlaw

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 4, 2003