is this a valid file?



perthy
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
in the i386 folder my friend has a file called dialler.exe.

At first I thought this was the dyfuca dialler program but antivirus
programs failed to find anything. So I'm wondering now if it is actually a
part of Windows OS?

Perhaps part of the software for the modem?

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
It's legit. There is a phone dialer that comes with XP.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"perthy" <perthy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> in the i386 folder my friend has a file called dialler.exe.
>
> At first I thought this was the dyfuca dialler program but antivirus
> programs failed to find anything. So I'm wondering now if it is actually a
> part of Windows OS?
>
> Perhaps part of the software for the modem?

David
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
If the spelling is with two L's then try this link

http://www.auditmypc.com/process/dialler.asp

David

"perthy" <perthy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A6CF8800-8946-413C-88BF-77C2A37C7DC5@microsoft.com...
> in the i386 folder my friend has a file called dialler.exe.
>
> At first I thought this was the dyfuca dialler program but antivirus
> programs failed to find anything. So I'm wondering now if it is actually a
> part of Windows OS?
>
> Perhaps part of the software for the modem?

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
Oh! I missed the second L in dialler.exe. I am glad you caught that. (-:

BTW, that is exactly how malware gets to stay on a system and is over
looked. Someone who is familiar with the computer "thinks" it is a valid
program because he knows what he is supposed to see. The mind often does not
notice the small difference. Dialer.exe is - dialler.exe is not!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"David" <davidedge1@nospamthankshotmail.com> wrote in message
news:CM-dnUtI_7rj3wbfRVnyvw@eclipse.net.uk...
> If the spelling is with two L's then try this link
>
> http://www.auditmypc.com/process/dialler.asp
>
> David
>
> "perthy" <perthy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A6CF8800-8946-413C-88BF-77C2A37C7DC5@microsoft.com...
>> in the i386 folder my friend has a file called dialler.exe.
>>
>> At first I thought this was the dyfuca dialler program but antivirus
>> programs failed to find anything. So I'm wondering now if it is actually
>> a
>> part of Windows OS?
>>
>> Perhaps part of the software for the modem?
>
>

Ron C
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
I discovered a similar example recently in my Processes list:
svchost.exe = legit,
scvhost.exe = malware
and another resource to help identify such things is at
www.processlibrary.com

~Ron

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ecvWPeTZFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Oh! I missed the second L in dialler.exe. I am glad you caught that. (-:
>
> BTW, that is exactly how malware gets to stay on a system and is over
> looked. Someone who is familiar with the computer "thinks" it is a valid
> program because he knows what he is supposed to see. The mind often does
not
> notice the small difference. Dialer.exe is - dialler.exe is not!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "David" <davidedge1@nospamthankshotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:CM-dnUtI_7rj3wbfRVnyvw@eclipse.net.uk...
> > If the spelling is with two L's then try this link
> >
> > http://www.auditmypc.com/process/dialler.asp
> >
> > David
> >
> > "perthy" <perthy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:A6CF8800-8946-413C-88BF-77C2A37C7DC5@microsoft.com...
> >> in the i386 folder my friend has a file called dialler.exe.
> >>
> >> At first I thought this was the dyfuca dialler program but antivirus
> >> programs failed to find anything. So I'm wondering now if it is
actually
> >> a
> >> part of Windows OS?
> >>
> >> Perhaps part of the software for the modem?
> >
> >
>
>


is this a valid file?