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BearMom

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I just ran Spybot and it turned up a lot of Back Web Lite entries. Is Back Web necessary, since Spybot consistently pulls it up? Also, there were two entries for a dialer. I understand that these can run up a phone bill, unawares, right?
 
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The backweb entries are not required. However, be aware that Spybot may not be able to remove or disable them completely and using it to do so often results in a startup error which requires further handling using HijackThis. Some of the backweb versions are assocated with logitech and other "check for update" files loading on startup.

And yes to the dialler question. While not a threat on broadband, they do pose one on dialup.
 

BearMom

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We have cable internet and have had for about a year+

Is the dialer leftover from our old dialup service?
 
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No, it's a trojan dialer if Spybot targeted it. Probably the result of a "drive by" install of some kind. Seems they get downloaded regardless of the connection type. Make sure you have "prompt" for your security option for downloading ActiveX components in Internet Options > Security > Custom and that you only accept the prompt from trusted sources.

Also check your "trusted" zone in Security and make sure no questionable domains have found their way in there.
 
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