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ESET Online Banking feature - Have you tried it? Is it better than the competition?

Q: ESET Online Banking feature - Have you tried it? Is it better than the competition?

I have been using 360 Security for over a year now with no problems but I am now having to do lots of online banking and am not sure if I have enough protection with 360.
I have a trial version of ESET Smart Security Premium installed which has dedicated banking and payment protection.
I have noticed that other software such as Kaspersky, BitDefender,Comodo,F-Secure all have similar elements. Do these additional features actually give more protection ? An IT consultant friend says that these features are mainly 'cosmetic' . Is this so ?

Would welcome further advice and recommendations please, thanks.

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I have been using 360 Security for over a year now with no problems but I am now having to do lots of online banking and am not sure if I have enough protection with 360.
I have a trial version of ESET Smart Security Premium installed which has dedicated banking and payment protection.
I have noticed that other software such as Kaspersky, Bitdefender,Comodo,F-Secure all have similar elements. Do these additional features actually give more protection ? An IT consultant friend says that these features are mainly 'cosmetic' . Is this so ?

Would welcome further advice and recommendations please, thanks.

A:ESET Online Banking feature - Have you tried it? Internet Security it better than the competition?

I used it one time version 8
I used it in trust site
It check the site
I think may be good

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Last night my girlfriend had ?2,500 taken out of her savings, then into her main account then out of her bank completely...by fraud. HSBC said we will get the money back, but i dont want a repeat of this and worried our pc has all sorts on it!

We have AVG installed, firewall on etc. We are now worried that there is something on our pc and we dont want this to happen again.

Is there anything i can do or install to remove anything that could be on the pc to prevent this?

Any help would be great, as we dont want to use the pc until we know its all ok.


A:Banking info and £2,500 stolen from online banking? HELP secure pc

Hi Paul and welcome,

I can't answer your question until I have information about the computer to work with. Please follow the instructions in our sticky topic New Instructions - Read This Before Posting for Malware Removal Help and post the requested logs in your next reply.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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How good is Eset Banking Browser? Does it protects keystrokes?

A:Eset Banking Protection

Yes it opens a secure browser which encrypts your keystrokes while protecting your financial transactions.It does not have a virtual keyboard such as Kaspersky but as long as it encrypts your keystrokes it is fine.

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I wonder how can you make sure you will be safe doing these online with any softwares that will help protecting?

I found these from googling, etc

1. KeyScrambler
2. LUA- I am not sure what it is or where site to download, but someone mentioned this on other forum when someone asked for safety doing online banking. But, I googled it online and am not sure which one. https://www.google.com/search?q=LUA&...O1rYHIDQ&gbv=2
3. OpenDNS
4. Sandboxie
5. Secunia- it is not relating but it looks for updates that you had softwares installed.

Of course, along with an anti-virus software, and malware softwares.

Are those the one to use and what else to use as well? Much thanks!

A:Online banking and shopping online

The best way to protect your computer is subjective, there is no right or wrong answer.
I feel very secure using the following techniques.
I use Security Essentials and Malwarebytes to protect against Malware and virus.
I also use web of trust. It will tell you if you are on an unsafe site. This will protect you from look alike sites, etc
Safe Browsing Tool | WOT (Web of Trust)
Secunia is great software that I use
I always make sure that when I am at the site, the address, begins https and not just http. The s shows that it is a secure site
I never go to my secure sites at public places using wi fi, etc. This can be easily hacked.
Change your pass word every few months.
It is my opinion that this is all that is needed.

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I have had problems logging into my online banking in i.e. 11. I don't know if they've done a recent update, but on one bank this just started last weekend - another account has been unable to log in for months (I finally figured out I can log in if I use my chrome browser - which I hate). How can Microsoft not know & fix this. I know I can't be the only one...is there some way to download an old (but works) version of i.e.? Not sure this is the right forum, feel free to move it if necessary.

A:Not able to log into online banking in i.e. 11

Welcome to Seven Forums imgja.

I would like to make a couple of suggestions to help in this matter.

First I would look to see if the compatibility settings are on or off for those sites. See this link for the how to. If they are on then remove the site from the list. If they are not in the list then add them. The issue is really with the banks and other websites that are not being upgraded to function correctly with IE11 not MS.

Second I would suggest trying Firefox to see if you might like it better than chrome.

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I am not even sure that I have chosen the right forum. But anyway here goes. My daughter is visiting from Israel. She needs to write a report on online banking, but not what it is, not disadvantages, advantages, etc. She (we) are trying to search for information with the technical part of it. How it works (technically), how it is done and maintained. If I sound unclear, part of it is our language barrier. English is not her native language, so I am having difficulty understanding fully what kind of information she is seeking. She is an IS program in Israel and needs to write this report to fulfill a requirement for her degree. What would I search under and on what search engine? Would appreciate any assistance in our search. Thank you very much.
Boston, MA

A:online banking

I would suggest you contact you local bank, then their web master and I am sure he or she will be willing to go over all of the detail with her and show her how it all works.

As for the disavantages now this you might get better answers here.

Good luck with the report.

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i've been using firefox and like it, but it wont support online banking

A:online banking

What happens when you try to use Firefox for online banking? It is OK in my experience.

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i need someone to please tell me an online money storage (i dont care whether its online banking or whatever just as long as it works with paypal) that i can use without providing ssn or another form of id and do not have to be 18

A:online banking

Are you taking about an "E-wallet"?

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Hello everyone,

Today I've noticed the following when scanning the latest malware pack. It removed 100 or so files and detected another 5, but couldn't remove them, so I removed those manually. Rescan gave me a clean result.
After that, I've uploaded the remaining files to VirusTotal and noticed that some of them hadn't been uploaded yet. This is very weird, as you scan ALL your files through VT when you upload your pack - especially if you're an expert like @Malware1.
The VT scans revealed 2 files to be clean (0/52) and the rest only got around 5-7 detections as well.

This leads to the question. Does ESET clear the malicious code of files it didn't even detect or how could such thing happen?

A:Interesting cleaning feature in ESET?

Even i noticed this, In some cases ESET removes malicious code but not the code.

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a month ago my computer started giving blue screen when I'm trying to log in for online banking.
Also sometimes when I start the computer or without no reason.
I hope you guys can help me, I don't know much about computers!
I added the description of dump files.

Friendly greetings,

A:BSOD with online banking

I doubt that online banking is causing your BSOD.
So our experts can help you need to complete this tutorial.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I've been experiancing slow lag issues with my computer the other day and now when I try checking any of my bank accounts (USAA, Bank of America, Navy Federal) it would ask me for some bogus questions like what is my credit card number and what's the pin. I've did some research which lead me to this forum but when I try to apply the same steps that was given to another user that had the same issue, issue not resolved.....

Here is the link that I used as a reference
Banking site log-in redirect, slow internet explorer

A:Online Banking *FAKE*

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Details of the infections and fixes are specific to each machine. Therefore, it's not a good idea to follow the steps in another topic even if the symptoms appear to be similar.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Windows 7, IE 11, Norton Internet Security
Would like to start doing online banking.   I do weekly on-demand scans using 9 different programs from site.  Always have come back clean, but I still have a deep paranoia. 
If needed, the scans I use are:  Norton Internet Security, ADW, TDS, JRT, Rogue Killer, Hitman Pro, RKill, ESET Online Scanner, Malwarebytes, and SuperAntispware.
Everything should be ok for Me, correct?
Thanks in advance

A:Online Banking Paranoia

No amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice safe computing and stay informed.The user is the first and last line of defense and security is a constant effort to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. The end user needs to stay informed, constantly educate themselves about the latest malware threats as well as those recommendations by security experts on how to protect themselves and practice safe computing. Security begins with personal responsibility and includes a comprehensive approach. Common sense, good security habits, safe surfing, understanding security and safe computing are essential to protecting yourself from malware infection. If the user is an employee of an organization, that also means following policy and procedures for the use of computer equipment and related resources implemented by the agency IT Department. Knowledge and the ability to use it is the best defensive tool anyone can have.Unfortunately, it as been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software.Security is all about layers, and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less beca... Read more

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Please can you help me?

When i did a routine virus scan with avira (free version) it listed 4 legit programs as hiding malicious trojans. TR/agent.apc. and TR/Dropper. All were quarantined then deleted. Later that day i logged in to my online banking and when i went to log out securely the window just hung. I had to end the process with task manager.

I noticed in the dds report below it says windows defender is disabled but windows firewall says it is operational when i checked before posting message.

Any input would be greatly appreciated:


DDS report:

DDS (Ver_2012-10-19.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Administrator at 14:32:26 on 2012-10-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.2937.1567 [GMT 1:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Reader\NitroPDFReaderDriverService2.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\SystemDiagnostics\OnlineDiagnostic\TestMana... Read more

A:Online banking hanging when i try to log out

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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From the get-go, I didn't trust online banking.
To make my case to Windows users, I instruct you to start Internet Explorer. If you are running version 7, go to Tools -> Manage Add-ons -> Enable or Disable Add-ons, and then look at the four different sub-categories of add-ons. If you are running IE8, go to Tools -> Manage Add-ons and review the various add-ons of each type (for Toolbars and Extensions, be sure to show all).

Source -
Being alert about online banking - Computerworld Blogs

A:Being alert about online banking.

I dont trust online banking but the alternatives are much worse. If I dont use online banking I have to pay a fee to talk to a rep.

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Just purchased a new ACER computer with Vista - cannot find a new PC without it. Nothing has installed easily and have had to replace most software. However - the final straw is online banking. When I enter my site key - I get an IE cannot access webpage. Bank tells me they do not support Vista - Acer tells me if it runs that is as far as they go - MS wants $60 to talk. Bank suggests I find another computer with XP. Any suggestions or do I need to figure out how to back into XP.

A:Online banking does not work

Forget using IE... Download and install firefox from http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/

Should help.

Don't give MS a dime, they make enough as it is.

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Okay, this is the strangest issue I've ever encountered.. First things first, I'm on Windows 7 32-bit.

Browsers: Firefox 3.6.3, Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome 5.0.375

My issue mainly revolves around bank websites. Firefox, loads the main page just fine, but Google Chrome and Internet Explorer fail to do even that!!!

Firefox does not allow me to get to online banking addresses (User ID and password page), though I distinctly remember accessing it just fine for my friend 2 weeks ago.

When things didn't work with IE 8, I downloaded Chrome, and its producing similar results to IE.

Just to make it clear, IE and Chrome failed to load TWO bank main pages, FF loads both but doesn't load the online banking log-in page, it shows a white page that loads forever.

Anyone got any ideas? I'm desperate!

A:Online banking and Browsers...


The most common cause for this problem is virus or malware. Run your antivirus and download and run malwarebytes.

If those are negative follow the suggestions here.
Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage [Solved]

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I got a message from my bank saying somone tried send money from my account and the account has since been locked until i change my password. they said it is probably someone with some sort of access to one of the computers i use to do my online banking. Well before i change my passwords i would like to know its not a keylogger or something of the sort.
What ive done:
Ran malwarebytes and it came up with nothing on both machines,
What i need now:
The next step i heard about combo fix as an in depth scanning tool but i was told not to use it without knowing what i am doing so here i am!

A:online banking hacked

Hi there,let's start with the first computer. Please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Good day. I am having a problem accessing my online banking site. I did post this problem on another site,but never got no reply. I was told to download SUPERantispyware,Malwarebytes anti malware, do the scans and post the logs along with a Hijack this log. I will post the results here. I hope someone can help me.

Hi to all. When i try to access my bank online (BMO) i get this message "Do you want to open or save SsoGateKeeper(1.33 KB) from www.12.bmo.com?". Then there is an open,save or cancel option.

If i click on cancel and then try to continue on to the online banking i get "online banking is temporarily unavailable". I contacted the bank and it has nothing to do with them.

I am running windows7, using IE version 9. I never had a problem with online banking until a couple of days ago.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks

I am running Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and i have windows firewall turned on. Below is the logs that were requested.
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

Generated 03/12/2013 at 06:58 PM

Application Version : 5.6.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 10119
Trace Rules Database Version: 7931

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:57:36

Operating System Information
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1 (Build 6.01.7601)
UAC Off - Administrator

Memory items scanned : 791
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 72982
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A:accessing online banking

Problem solved. I deleted divx player and adobe reader that i downloaded in the past week and now i have no problem accessing my bank site. Not sure if there is anything else in the logs that i should be worried about though.

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Im planning to get a computer that will only be used for connecting to my broker and online banking. I do not plan to use it for anything else apart from downloading updates.

1. Any suggestions for the most suitable computer? I think Id prefer a laptop.
2. What is the most secure method for connecting to the Internet? Could i use two linked routers/ hardware firewalls?
3. I vaguely remember reading about a method of connecting to some sites, like my broker or bank, via a secure tunnel or something similar. Anyone know anything about this?


A:Trading & Online Banking only PC

Well, any computer that can connect to your network will obviously do the job. I'd be looking for a unit that has a good keyboard/screen, since that's the most important considerations for this application.

As far as "secure", a good firewall is probably as secure as you're going to get. If you allow no exceptions through the firewall, that's as good as it gets.

Unless your bank or broker has VPN provisions, you will be connecting using the standard Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) protocol. That's usually sufficient and is the standard for such applications at this point.

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i have a lptp connected wireless to netgear router and cannot connect to barclays online banking either through aol or explorer,i type the address into the browser click go it says connecting to site then sit and does nothing.
how ever when i connect to other networks in my area i can acces the site but not securly as i have wep encryption on my own ntwk.

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I just recently had my bank account compromised, I'm posting a copy showing a transaction from Paypal attempting a transfer of money into a fake PP account, I've had to open a new bank account and would like to have my computer cleaned up and safe again for online banking, I have an Asus X551M Laptop with Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64 bit operating system.

A:My Online banking was hacked.

We've been working on the problem for awhile in the Security forum here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/617103/online-banking-attempted-theft/

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If I put my online banking sites on a USB drive, wipe the originals from my HD and then do all the banking from the USB and remove it after use, is it any safer? I've been online banking for years with no problems but my husband and I are getting a little worried about what could happen if the computer is hacked. We have Norton Internet Security, I'm very careful about emails from anyone I don't know, close the browser after each use and clear the temp files. Anything else should I be doing?

A:Solved: Using USB for Online Banking?

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Referring to my other post that got closed.

Also having the same issue as this user:
Banking site log-in redirect, slow internet explorer

I also have access to a Boot CD.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by admtnguyen at 9:12:34 on 2011-12-13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2996.1947 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\tvt_reg_monitor_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\tvtsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R)... Read more

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Title is self-explanatory, I think.
As always, any help appreciated.

A:Everything I need to know about safe online banking

How safe do you want to be?Personally I boot my computer with a live Linux CD to log onto my bank account, but some people think that's over-the-top.

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I was wondering how safe it was for on-line banking such as making credit card payments on-line. I know once the information is sent it is encrypted but is it possible for a Trojan to be lurking on my computer waiting to snatch that information and send it off to its user. Maybe I'm just being paranoid but I don't want to be an identity theft victim.

A:online banking security

The transactions should be secure - if your computer is clean.

Perhaps you might like to check for problems at this site :


If you are running a Firewall then you might well get a notification something you never saw before was trying to access the internet. If not running a F/W you really ought to consider reading more here :


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Windows 7, IE 11, Norton Internet Security
Would like to start doing online banking.   I do weekly on-demand scans using 9 different programs from site.  Always have come back clean, but I still have a deep paranoia. 
If needed, the scans I use are:  Norton Internet Security, ADW, TDS, JRT, Rogue Killer, Hitman Pro, RKill, ESET Online Scanner, Malwarebytes, and SuperAntispware.
Everything should be ok for Me, correct?
Thanks in advance

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I just recently had my bank account hacked into, I was doing my online banking and noticed a transaction from paypal trying to transfer money from my account into a fake paypal account, they failed at this and the transaction was reversed but I was left with an NSF charge, since then the paypal security fraud team contacted me and have started a case and will prosecute, I have also now opened a new bank account and before I start using online banking again would like to get some help to clean my computer, please.
I have an Asus X551M Laptop with Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64 bit operating system.

A:Online Banking attempted theft.

Lets have a look at some logs.
Adware Cleaner Scan.
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
JRT Scan.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Please post the JRT log.
Adware Removal Tool Scan.
Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.

Hit Ok.

Hit next make sure to leave all items checked, for removal.

The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so save any work and hit OK. Then hit OK after the r... Read more

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Friend of mine is having trouble accessing her online banking sites. No other apparent computer problem. Problem first developed when she set up a Sony Viao laptap on her home network. Now none of the three computers can access the sites - it's as if she's been locked out.

A:Can't access online banking sites

Can you get to normal sites ok? Check to see if there is a firewall anywhere that is blocking outbound access to HTTPS secure sites

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Source: 12 steps to safer online banking

Gone are the days of balancing check books. The advent of online banking has made budget-keeping and bill-paying a convenient, if not automatic, transaction for adults managing their finances.

Which is why it?s a prime target for cybercriminals.

According to a recent study by Fiserv, 80 percent of U.S. households now do their banking online. The sheer number of customers is a likely attraction for threat actors. But what makes online bankers irresistible prey is that a breach results in direct access to their money?no need to bother with a ransom. That?s probably why more than 25 percent of malicious activity online is aimed at financial institutions.

?Mobile banking has a tighter ecosystem than desktop online banking and some technical advantages that improve security,? says Seth Goldstein, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with nearly 20 years of experience in banking IT. However, mobile banking isn?t foolproof. In 2016 (so far), Malwarebytes? Mobile Intelligence Database has flagged more than 12,000 unique Android application packages (APKs) as banker Trojans.

How cybercrooks steal your cash

From social engineering scams to spear , there?s no method crooks won?t try to get to your money. The most common techniques center on fooling you into a sense of security by pretending to be your bank. Whether that?s in the form of a spear phishing email that copies the logos of your financi... Read more

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Edit: Possible Troj/FakeVir-GL infection...
Edit: Online banking was not possible because "something" changed my IE security settings to below the default level. When I set them back to the defaults, I was able to log in. The is something fishy here...
Edit: Found my Windows firewall was turned off. Turned it back on.

Hello good people of BC. I'm having a problem when I try to log in to my online banking sites; I use two and neither wants to let me in. I have used these sites for years without problems, and I can't think of anything that has changed recently, like my IE security settings, that would affect the process. The only other unusual symptom I have noted is that nothing shows in my system tray except the clock. I normally see AVG, Ad-Aware and my connection status icon in the tray. I'm not sure if I'm infected or if one of my programs is blocking me. I have AVG, Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Windows Defender installed. Thanks for taking a look.
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by customer at 8:56:26.28 on Sat 03/28/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.91 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.ex... Read more

A:Online Banking Login Problem


Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this post a fresh dds log, please.

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Up until yesterday evening everything was fine. PC has been running a little slower than usual but aside from that no problems. That was until I logged onto my online banking website and it refused to let me in. Phoned up my bank who said a duplicate page had been created for me and as I had entered my details on it some 'attackers' had tried to access my account. Fortunately I work for my bank and had a feeling something was up so managed to stop anything worse than me re-registering my details from happening. However, I obviously have something on my PC as the clone site still appears everytime I try to get to the banking page. I have tried this on a different PC and it is fine so it is clearly me. I've run a full AVG scan and nothing shows up, as have I run a full Superanti-spyware scan which did show up some problems but the 'clone site' problem still exists. Here's a copy of my HJT log but if someone could also recommend a good all round virus/malware etc piece of software that doesn't come in the Norton/Mccaffee grind your pc to a hault side of things then I would be most greatful.

Thanks very much.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:39:20, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Solved: Online banking disaster!

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I have recently been having problems doing banking transactions on my desktop computer.
A week or so ago I was able to enter my financial institution and see my account details, but was not able to do bpay or any other transfer of monies transactions. I then tried my laptop and I could do it, so the problem is with my desktop.
Both the desktop and laptop run Windows 7 and have AVG free as an anti-virus detector. My desktop is updated automatically daily, but my laptop is not, so I suspect that there has been some AVG or operating system (firewall) update that is causing the problem, but that is only my assumption of course. This problem righted itself in about a week, so I suspected they changed the virus/operating system problem area.
Today I tried to enter another financial site where I have what is called a Rewarded Card account and I was locked out of that also on my desktop, but not on my laptop.
Any suggestions appreciated.
Brian DJ

A:Online Banking Transactions Problems

Hello and welcome to BC.com.DO you get any error messages that pop up about being locked out?Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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Hi Guys,

I am new here and asking for advice. I do quite a bit of online banking paying my bills with electronic checks. I am concerned about online banking but it is very efficient for me to pay online. I am told by the bank that I have no worries as the transactions are secure with SSL security so the website is secure. I would like to know what I can do to increase my security to the highest level for added insurance. This would include any computer security settings I can make with my computer as well as any programs you can recommend. This is what I have currently on my computer:

Laptop with Windows Vista 4GB of memory and about 300 GB of Hard-drive
AVG Antivirus Free Edition
Vista Firewall
Windows Defender (definitions manually updated almost daily)
Immunet Protect works with AVG Antivirus
Open DNS
Secunia to update my installed programs
Verizon Aircard to connect to internet

I would like to know what I can set my Vista Firewall and any setting in Vista OS to its best settings for highest security. I like to go with free available programs. Does anyone see any programs I can get rid of or add to to increase my security? I like to go light on the resources to avoid bogging down my computer. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Security Setup for Online Banking

Hi mojowon,Some links that might be of interest:http://www.esecurityplanet.com/features/ar...ine-Banking.htmhttp://www.esecurityplanet.com/article.php...ngerous-Mix.htmhttp://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityf...re_bank_on.html

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i was hoping to get some advice or help.

This morning i found i couldnt log into my online banking, i phoned the bank who told me they had blocked an Trojan attack from my computer and had suspended my online banking account as a precaution until i had cleaned my computer of the trojan.

both mine and my wifes PC have the online banking details and we are on a wireless home network consisting of 3 computers (mine is the only one hard wired into the router).
at the time all 3 PC's are running Nod32 AV with the XP firewall. I have done an in depth scan on both mine and my wifes computers with Nod32 and found nothing and i have instaled Zone Alarm Pro (which in the last hour has blocked 3 connection attempts from what Zone thought was a networked PC but they are all shut down except for mine ?).

as far as i can tell our computers are clean but ime worried that maybe Nod32 isnt as good as i thought it was and is missing something. i have told my bank that all apears ok and they are mailing out new membership details for me but ime concerned that something is still lurking on my PC and i am unsure what the next course of action should be for me.

please if you can offer any help or advice i would be most gratefull.

oh btw, i asked the bank for info on the trojan and all they could say was that it was an "audit log trojan".



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My sister inlaw has just purchased a new comp and she's considering online banking.Would someone who does online banking here like to share any suggestions on a good setup for this.Thanks in advance for this.

A:Internet Security & Online Banking.

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Hi Guys,

I just bought a new laptop with Vista Home Premium installed, everything was fine with browsing and logging into my online banking until I updated the OS, I cannot get onto the login screen now... the page just hangs.

I have re-installed the OS twice and it has been the same both times!

I need to know which update or hotfix is causing the conflict, any ideas?



A:Problem logging into online banking!

Originally Posted by SteveOo7

Hi Guys,

I just bought a new laptop with Vista Home Premium installed, everything was fine with browsing and logging into my online banking until I updated the OS, I cannot get onto the login screen now... the page just hangs.

I have re-installed the OS twice and it has been the same both times!

I need to know which update or hotfix is causing the conflict, any ideas?



Update probably has a a security update that changed the scripting behavoir in the browser. try a diferent browser. If you are using IE, firefox would be a good browser to try with


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Briefly, I am asking for help in analyzing a laptop that is used for online banking. Suspicious things
are happening with regard to the bank website and I'm trying to ensure that this laptop is clean. For
a history of previous help with this laptop see this post from April 2012:


This is also a continuation of the following thread that involved another of my computers:


Gringo_pr agreed to pick up this thread as continuation of the above thread.......

This laptop currently exhibits no signs of malware and is checked several times a week with MBAM and
Spybot S&D, as well as Norton360.


Complteted as instructed
!!!!! DDS !!!!!
Disabled Norton360 & MBAM
Ran as instructed
Re-enabled Norton360 & MBAM

No problem with any of the above instructions. Laptop operating normally.

Logs follow & attached

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Ben at 16:38:24 on 2012-07-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.7991.5558 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Norton 360 *Disabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B... Read more

A:Suspicious Activity in Online Banking

HelloI Would like you to do the following.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links. I want you to save it to the desktop and run it from there.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you. Note 1: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote 2: If you recieve an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registery key that has been marked for deletion." Please restart the computer"information and logs"In your next post I need the following
Log from Combofixlet me know of any problems you may have had
How is the computer doing now?Gringo

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I have a question about Emsisoft Antimalware regarding Online banking and shopping security.Is it safe to use it when online banking? Because it has no Firewall in EAM.

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New test results in the link above.

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Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and am asking for your help. I do a lot of online banking like paying bills with electronic checks. I am concerned about security of my transactions and keeping my banking information private. Does anyone have any recommendations for highest security? Thanks in advance for help.

I have the following setup for my Vista Laptop: Any recommendations to add to or delete the following?

Verizon Aircard for internet access
AVG free antivirus
Vista firewall
Malwarebytes Anti-malware free on-demand scanner
Sandboxie (not sure what setting to use for sandboxie)
Open DNS
Immunet Protect
Mozilla Firefox browser
Crap Cleaner
Panda USB vaccine for autorun protection

A:Recommendations for highest security for online banking

There isn't too much to be concerned of. The websites for banks use the https: protocol and that can not be snooped upon by any third parties. If you use wireless, ensure it is using WPA2 with AES encryption for addition security from people trying to get into you machine through the air. Other than that, you could use Firefox with the No-Script plugin to only allow code to be run on trusted sites. All others you don't give permissions to will be blocked. Use Malwarebytes to scan the machine every so often. Disable unnecssary services. Black Viper has an excellent online list for this.

If you're super paranoid, invest in ZoneAlarm Extreme Security and put it to use.

Only one a/v should be installed or run at any given time. 2 or more cause problems and conflicts.

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Hello. I have an HP Pavilion desktop with Windows XP Home SP 3.

I've been online banking for years with no problems. Within the last 2-3 days, my banking sites have stopped recognizing my computer. I have to keep answering one of my security questions in order to continue on to being able to log into them. I can click on their "yes, register this computer" button, but it doesn't work. The very next time I try to log in again, I am taken back to the page "We don't recognize this computer. Please answer the security question to continue." Again, there is more than one banking site that this is happening on.

The only thing that I can recall changing recently on my PC was an upgrade to the latest version of Firefox. I have NO idea if that is the cause, it is simply the only thing that I am aware of changing on my PC at about the same time this problem started.

To ensure that I am understood properly, I would like to mention a second time that I have been using these sites for a very long time with no problems like this before.

Right now I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this problem, or is even experiencing it themselves.

Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

A:Firefox and secure web sites (online banking)

It doesn't look like anyone is familiar with this problem.

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions as to the cause, or better yet, how to correct it?

Thank you again.

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hi I have Win7 PC with Avast free & Mbam Premium in realtime. Advice needed please , which of 3 options safest to use for my online banking & shopping (all Https). (1) Bitdefender Safepay (isolated) browser with virtual keyboard included (2) In Windows7 in a Sandboxied browser with Zemena free encrypted keyboard running. (3) Puppy Linux CD set up to run in Ram only with firewall & virtual keyboard. Ejected after each banking session with no saves to CD or Hard disk.
Appreciate none will be 100% but which option would be recommended safest for me to use . Thanks

A:Banking & Shopping online safest options ?

I would say - use browser in Private Mode + keystroke encryption. If yor PC is clean than there is nothing to worry about.

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connection im guessing its actually a military account im tryin to get into through www.bankofamerica.com/military i cant seem to log in it only does it with a router

A:anyone ever not been able to acces an online banking thing where there is a secure

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I'm using adsl2+ directly connected to the laptop or pc by Ethernet cable. I don't plan on using wi-fi.
1. Out of those, which is best suited for online banking? Basically which had the least and which will provide more protection for banking online?

2. If i buy an laptop or pc from the computer retailer,

a) Is it best to buy a system that comes from the store or buy separate parts?
I mean if i buy a pc system from here:


How do i know that system will be safe? What do i look for in the specs?

3. How secure is the laptops you buy from a computer retailer such as MSY?




4. If i choose to buy a laptop, do i need to format the laptops hdd and reinstall windows just to be safe?

A:Online Banking - PC vs. Laptop vs. iPad 2 or 3 vs. Macbook?

I only do online banking with my PC. I don't have a Mac, or an iPAD, or any other apple device.

It's best to buy a system if you don't have any idea how to build one, it's often best to build it to get exactly what you want. I've done it both ways, and both ways worked just great.

A system is only as safe as the end-user.

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The problem is,
I am on TPG 2+ adsl connection, through a netcomm NB6 Plus4 router. On this router i can access online banking no problems at all.
I had recently bought a new D-Link DSL-2740B modem and with this modem when i try to get into netbank it doesn't work. When it doesn't let me it sits there for a while then goes to the usual page not found error.
This happens I would say about 80% of the time. While the other 20% it works.

I am guessing the new modem has more security settings that's why it's not letting me go in?
FYI: Net banking website is australian based:

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