How to remove Tintel Dialer

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Name

Tintel Dialer

Description

A Tintel Dialer is a malicious application that can force a computer to dial premium-rate telephone numbers through a non-broadband modem. This can cost users considerable money and allow criminals to profit from this fraudulent activity. Some Tintel Dialers also try to lure users to dial premium numbers by offering special content but then deliver viruses and other malware.

Type

Dialer

Manual

How to manually remove Tintel Dialer guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Tintel Dialer activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Tintel Dialer process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Tintel Dialer. If you find Tintel Dialer process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Tintel Dialer for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Tintel Dialer using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Tintel Dialer.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Dialer usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Dialers are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Dialers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Tintel Dialer from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Tintel Dialer. After turning off the Internet and disabling Tintel Dialer process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Tintel Dialer to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Tintel Dialer one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Tintel Dialer. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Dialers use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • MDKIAF.EXE

    • TCW.CAB

    • TINTEL.CAB

    • TINTEL.DLL

    • TINTEL.INF

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Tintel Dialer, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Tintel Dialer has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Tintel Dialer that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • How did my computer get Tintel Dialer?

  • I detected Tintel Dialer on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Tintel Dialer do to my computer?

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  • Can Tintel Dialer spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Tintel Dialer infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Tintel Dialer

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How did my computer get Tintel Dialer?

Tintel Dialer is installed on your computer with other software. Your computer can also get Tintel Dialer from harmful websites. Your computer gets infected with Tintel Dialer once a Web page has been downloaded.

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I detected Tintel Dialer on my computer. What do I do?

If you are using an out-of-date DSL modem, you must immediately disconnect your modem from the telephone line because Tintel Dialer will try to make toll telephone calls that will be charged to you. If you are using a LAN modem or Wi-Fi connection, you need to scan your computer for viruses.

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What damage can Tintel Dialer do to my computer?

Tintel Dialer can make toll telephone calls from your computer. Tintel Dialer can also steal personal data, install new viruses, etc.

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What are the main symptoms of Tintel Dialer?

PC slowdown
System crashes
Pop-up windows

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Can Tintel Dialer spread to other computers?

Yes, it can. Tintel Dialer is a dialer virus that may be capable of spreading itself over a network. Be sure to update your antivirus software on a regular basis.

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Countries with the highest Tintel Dialer infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Tintel Dialer

2016-02-22

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