If you do use a dial up modem and you think that you are infected by the dialers, there are a few ways that you can check to see if you are infected. First, if you have the dialer installed as the default connection without you choosing it to be the default, that should put up some red flags. Also, if the dialer give you a connection to the internet without you choosing to do so, then it could be a malware program. If you can not uninstall the dialer or it gives you a problem when trying to remove it, then once aging, it could be a bad dialer. Most of the things that I am talking about will make you question the dialer anyway. So really all you need to do is use good judgment when connecting to the internet. If you keep your eye on this type of thing, then you will know if you have a bad dialer or not.
Getting a malware dialer installed on your computer can happen to anyone. So do not think that you did something wrong if you get one on your computer. These types of things just happen and sometimes are hard to avoid. If you want a sure fire way to avoid getting the dialers that are malware, then you should go with a DSL connection. Sometimes it can cost a little bit more then a dial up connection but you can avoid getting these types of malware programs all together. If you really want to use dial up, then you just need to keep an eye on your connection type and make sure that you do not have a dialer installed that you do not remember putting on your computer. Someday everyone will start using DSL and these types of malware will be gone forever. Then the hackers will just come up with something new, but what are we going to do. All we can do is keep our virus protection up to date and keep our eyes open. Maybe someday we can live in a world without malware. If we can, it is sometime way down the road from now.