A rogue dialler is software that installs a premium rate number as the default dial-up number on a victim's computer without his knowledge, resulting in an unexpectedly expensive call every time the computer connects to the internet.
BT told her she must have unwittingly downloaded an automatic dialler onto her computer as she surfed the net.
a handheld computer phone dialler
The predictive dialer is the foundation of the modem outbound contact center; for years it has been the technology of choice for telemarketing, telesales and fundraising campaigns.
Later, technology stepped in and made the TSR's job easier with predictive and preview dialers .
ActiveX can also be used to download spyware, hijackers, dialers and ad ware.
Under Federal Communications Commission regulations it is illegal for telemarketers to use automated diallers to call cell phone numbers.
Strategies include instruction and practice in the use of date books, calendars, reminder notes, compartmentalized pill boxes, electronic cuing devices, automatic telephone dialers and the like.
The takeover was in response to the fact that an estimated 80 percent of PCs are infected by spyware and other potentially malicious software such as keyloggers and dialers .
Through the dialer , users' modems are silently disconnected, then reconnected to the internet through an international long-distance number.