How to remove Webcam Dialer

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Name

Webcam Dialer

Description

A Webcam 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 Webcam Dialers also try to lure users to dial premium numbers by offering special content but then deliver viruses and other malware.

Type

Dialer

Alias

Manual

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

  • Step 1: Basic check for Webcam Dialer activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Webcam 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 Webcam Dialer. If you find Webcam Dialer process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Webcam Dialer for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Webcam Dialer using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Webcam 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 Webcam Dialer from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Webcam Dialer. After turning off the Internet and disabling Webcam 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 Webcam 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 Webcam Dialer one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Webcam 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.

    • webcam.exe

    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 Webcam Dialer, please check if you have it’s latest version.

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

    After removing all files associated with Webcam 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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  • I detected Webcam Dialer on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Webcam Dialer do to my computer?

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  • Can Webcam Dialer spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Webcam Dialer infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Webcam Dialer

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How did my computer get Webcam Dialer?

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

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I detected Webcam 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 Webcam 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 Webcam Dialer do to my computer?

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

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What are the main symptoms of Webcam Dialer?

PC slowdown
System crashes
Pop-up windows

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Can Webcam Dialer spread to other computers?

Yes, it can. Webcam 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 Webcam Dialer infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Webcam Dialer

2016-02-22

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