Dialer.Trafficadvance

Dialer.Trafficadvance

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Adulti.exeMeteo.exe Diari di viaggio.exe Passe-partout.exe Patente.exe Trucchi e videogiochi.
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior



Dialer.Trafficadvance is a dialer program that can be used to access pornographic Web sites by dialling a high cost telephone number using a modem.

Note: Definitions dated prior to June 7, 2006 may detect this threat as Dialer.NetVision or Dialer.Passepartout.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects Dialer.Trafficadvance.

Behavior


This security risk can be downloaded from a Web page using an ActiveX installer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 01, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 19, 2004 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 22, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Dialer.Trafficadvance is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Copies itself as one of the following

    • %Windir%\Adulti.exe
    • %Windir%\Meteo.exe.
    • %Windir%\Diari di viaggio.exe
    • %Windir%\Passe-partout.exe
    • %Windir%\Patente.exe
    • %Windir%\Trucchi e videogiochi.exe
    • %Windir%\Passepartout.exe
    • %Windir%\Software.exe
    • %Windir%\Downloaded Program Files\1004908.exe

      Note: %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

  2. Creates one of the following shortcuts on the Desktop

    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Adulti.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Meteo.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Diari di viaggio.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Passe-partout.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Patente.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Trucchi e videogiochi.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Passepartout.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Software.lnk

  3. Adds the %UserProfile%\Desktop\Adulti.lnk to the Internet Favorites folder, which links to %Windir%\Adulti.exe

  4. Adds the %UserProfile%\Desktop\Adulti.lnk to the Start Menu folder, which links to %Windir%\Adulti.exe

  5. Creates the file C:\Adulti.lnk.

  6. May create the following folder: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\NETVISION

  7. Uses a modem to dial a high cost phone number.

  8. Attempts to access a URL on the domain flat.trafficadvance.net.

  9. Displays the following message:

    Title: Connessione...

    Message: Scegliere "Si" per ricaricare i propri crediti, scegliere "No" per accedere direttemente.




    If yes is clicked, it displays the following message:

    Title: Security Warning

    Message: Warning: The authenticity of this content cannot be verified, therefore it cannot be trusted.
    Problem listed below:
    A certificate (signing or issuer) has expired.
    Do you want to install and run "NETVISION [SPANISH TEXT]" signed on an unknown date/time and distributed by: CARIMA ENTERPRISES LIMITED.



  10. Creates the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\[RANDOM CLSID]
    \Toolbor\Bitmap32
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\S-15-21-329068152-3082236825-839522115
    \Software\Microsoft\IEAK
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\S-15-21-329068152-3082236825-839522115\Software
    \Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{FFFF0003-0001-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext
    \Stats\{FFFF0003-0001-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NETVISION

  11. Adds the values:

    "" = "C:\Programs Files\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\icwhelp.dll, 1"
    "" = "ISmartStart"
    "" = "IUserInfo"
    "" = "IICWSystemConfig"
    "" = "ICWhelp 1.0 Type Library"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID

  12. Adds the values:

    "Quicktime Task" = "[RANDOM FILE NAME]"
    "NETVISIONAdulti" = "[RANDOM FILE NAME]"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  13. Adds the values:

    "www.my-link.ws" = ""
    "cn.x69x.net" = ""

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow
  14. Modifies the value:

    "ActiveService" = "Ras Auto"

    in the registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root
    \Legacy_RasAuto\0000\Control
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root
    \Legacy_RasMan\0000\Control
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root
    \Legacy_TapiSrv\0000\Control


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.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.
  5. Remove the links added by the risk.
  6. Delete the Web sites added to the Internet Explorer Favorites menu.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To update the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. To close modem connections
This risk uses available modems to create an Internet connection, sometimes without any visible signs. In order to successfully remove this threat, ensure that all modem-based Internet connections are disconnected before proceeding. For instructions on how to do this, consult the appropriate Internet service provider, computer manufacturer, or operating system documentation.

3. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected, and depending on which software version you are using, you may see one or more of the following options:

    Note: This applies only to versions of Norton AntiVirus that support security risk detection. If you are running a version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition that supports security risk detection, and security risk detection has been enabled, you will only see a message box that gives the results of the scan. If you have questions in this situation, contact your network administrator.
    • Exclude (Not recommended): If you click this button, it will set the risk so that it is no longer detectable. That is, the antivirus program will keep the security risk on your computer and will no longer detect it to remove from your computer.

    • Ignore or Skip: This option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only. It will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    • Cancel: This option is new to Norton Antivirus 2005. It is used when Norton Antivirus 2005 has determined that it cannot delete a security risk. This Cancel option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only, and thus, the risk will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

      To actually delete the security risk:
      • Click its file name (under the Filename column).
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer. Restart the computer in Normal mode.

    • Delete: This option will attempt to delete the detected files. In some cases, the scanner will not be able to do this.
      • If you see a message, "Delete Failed" (or similar message), manually delete the file.
      • Click the file name of the risk that is under the Filename column.
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer. Restart the computer in Normal mode.
Important: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, Windows may be using the file. To fix this, run the scan in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document: How to start the computer in Safe Mode . Once you have restarted in Safe mode, run the scan again.

After the files are deleted, restart the computer in Normal mode and proceed with the next section.

Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the risk may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

Title: [FILE PATH]
Message body: Windows cannot find [FILE NAME]. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

4. To delete the value from the registry
Important: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified subkeys only. Read the document: How to make a backup of the Windows registry .
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

    Note: If the registry editor fails to open the risk may have modified the registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.

  3. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  4. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "Quicktime Task" = "[RANDOM FILE NAME]"
    "NETVISIONAdulti" = "[RANDOM FILE NAME]"

  5. Navigate to and delete the following subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Apple Computer, Inc.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\[RANDOM CLSID]
    \Toolbor\Bitmap32
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\S-15-21-329068152-3082236825-839522115
    \Software\Microsoft\IEAK
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\S-15-21-329068152-3082236825-839522115\Software
    \Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{FFFF0003-0001-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext
    \Stats\{FFFF0003-0001-101A-A3C9-08002B2F49FB}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NETVISION

  6. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID

  7. In the right pane, delete the following:

    "" = "C:\Programs Files\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\icwhelp.dll, 1"
    "" = "ISmartStart"
    "" = "IUserInfo"
    "" = "IICWSystemConfig"
    "" = "ICWhelp 1.0 Type Library"

  8. Navigate to the subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root
    \Legacy_RasAuto\0000\Control
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root
    \Legacy_RasMan\0000\Control
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root
    \Legacy_TapiSrv\0000\Control

  9. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "ActiveService" = "Ras Auto"

  10. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow

  11. In the right pane, delete the following:

    "www.my-link.ws" = ""
    "cn.x69x.net" = ""

  12. Exit the Registry Editor.


5. To remove the links added by the risk
  1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer
  2. Navigate to and delete the following links:
    • C:\Adulti.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Adulti.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Meteo.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Diari di viaggio.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Adulti
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Passe-partout.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Patente.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Trucchi e videogiochi.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Passepartout.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Software.lnk

  3. Navigate to and delete the following folder if it exists:

    %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\NETVISION
  4. Exit Windows Explorer.

6. To delete the Web sites added to the Internet Explorer Favorites menu
  1. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer
  2. Click Favorites > Organize Favorites
  3. Select Adulti.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Click Close.

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