something odd when using online banking

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by mister_t, May 20, 2005.

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  1. mister_t

    mister_t Registered Member

    May 20, 2005
    I started to notice that when I logged out of my online bank site (natwest) that another very small IE window would pop up and then disappear almost imediately. This was happening every time I logged out.

    I have since switched to firefox and this morning noticed that when navigating to the secure login page of another online bank (ING) a similar little window pos up briefly.

    The window does not seem to have anything in it. What is this? Is it something to do with the secure nature of the site that the anks have put in place or is it something more sinister? Having my online bank details key logged is not something I want.

    Is there any software that hunts for keyloggers?
  2. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

    May 31, 2004
    you can try to see if your infected by installing Ewido and TDS, let the two update and run in safe mode.

    that should delete most keyloggers/malware and from there you can try Processguard which blocks hook based keyloggers and rootkits...
  3. Vikorr

    Vikorr Registered Member

    May 1, 2005
    TrojanHunter is also good for detecting keyloggers (trial version available)
    Some AS also detect keyloggers

    I've heard (and it would make sense) that the only keyloggers PG cannot stop are kernel based keyloggers...but of course if you install PG before any of them get there, then you'll never have to worry (unless you install an untrusted program off the net with a keylogger in it, and have PG deactivated)

    Having said that, it seems unlikely that any keylogger would want to make it's presence known in such a way.
  4. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    London, UK
    I use NatWest online banking with Firefox and I never see another window open up either during or after the session. So do check for nasties to be on the safe side...
  5. SpikeyB

    SpikeyB Registered Member

    Mar 20, 2005
  6. SSK

    SSK Registered Member

    Nov 28, 2004
    I've noticed this small window popping up today on IE for my bank (Postbank, The Netherlands) as well.
    In my case, it's a disconnect window connected to the security for this site. :)
  7. correct

    correct Guest

    Have also noticed this small window numerous times at numerous websites the first time was when downloading from a M$ website.
    Often the Window has "We" posted at the top although the screen itself is blank. Also the window has posted an "Error" message........
    Definitely this is a new exploit of sorts. Exploit because its an "unknown" that is not what Users are asking for. Very doubtful that its any sort of security. Can easily disable the window with certain programs. Had orginally thought the Window was the M$ thing that looks for non-M$ products. Will try to get an address for one of these Windows.
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