Free Premium Rate Dialler Blocker Software

BT have just lauched this free download

http://www.btmodemprotection.com/

In response to the growing problems internet users are experiencing regarding unregistered diallers BT have developed a software application that will help combat the issue and minimise the probability of an end user being tricked by unregistered diallers into making these calls.

By monitoring dial-up connections our software will alert you anytime your computer attempts to dial a premium rate, international or non-approved number. The software is for information purposes only, it will alert you to the fact you are dialling a premium rate number, it will not stop the call, it is your responsibility to cease the call if necessary by disconnecting. If in any doubt you should unplug your modem and check your settings before attempting to redial.

Once downloaded, the software automatically launches everytime you start your computer. It monitors internet dial-up connections and alerts you when unauthorised users attempt to dial restricted numbers. When suspicious activity is noticed a display window will warn "You are attempting to dial a premium rate, international or non-approved number. If you do not want to proceed with this call hang up. If in any doubt you should unplug your modem and check your settings before attempting to redial".

If you are alerted by this window you should unplug your modem and run your anti-virus software to check for problems.
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  • Try this instead this long awaited software claims to stop International and Premium rate numbers from being dialled from your PC.

    https://www.bt.com/btprivacyonline/

    Spread the word!!
  • andy88_2
    andy88_2 Posts: 3,676
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    Apologies Monsieur l'Inspecteur but this is exactly the same product. The link off the page you mention goes straight to the page Browntoa gave.

    Hardly worth a new thread as well
  • tobykim
    tobykim Posts: 437
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    Just read the faqs and note that it will only work on sp2 as I've just given the link to someone who is on dial up so I don't know if it'll work on theirs
  • Browntoa
    Browntoa Posts: 49,269
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    it's designed for dial - up ?? :confused:

    not a problem on broadband

    if you need to upgrade to SP2 on dial up then go to PC-World and pick up the free disk !!!
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  • tobykim
    tobykim Posts: 437
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    I know I've got the disc here but I don't know if they have sp2 installed, I don't use sp2 myself installed it and didn't like it as it slowed everything also I'm on broadband so don't need a dialer blocker but I sent the link to someone else
  • navid_2
    navid_2 Posts: 142
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    Why not ask BT or your other provider to just pemanantly block the premium rate numbers from your line?
  • or better yet, just get a firewall like zonealarm then if a dialler tries to make a new connection it'll have to ask you for permission first!
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