What is online banking protection ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by southcat, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. southcat

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    Greeting. This few days i am surfing the official website of Bitdefender, Webroot, Emsisoft, Kaspersky, Bullguard. Many of them specify the feature of online banking protection in their product.

    Can anyone explain to me what is online banking protection o_O and my current setup(please see my signature) have it or not ? if no how to add in my current setup.

    This is how i surfing internet:

    I have three internet browser in my system which is:

    1) Firefox w/o add-on

    I use FF for online banking and check email only, i don't open the link within email at firefox.

    2) Comodo Dragon - Bitdefender TrafficLight / WOT / Https Everywhere / Do Not Track Me

    I use it to visit the routine website, like: Facebook, Wilders,...
    I added Norton Safe Web in my Facebook

    3) Google Chrome - Bitdefender TrafficLight / WOT / Https Everywhere / Do Not Track Me

    I use Google Chrome to surf new website and adventure :D


    Thank you for concerns.
    Regards :)
     
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    You look quite good for the known bad sites/malware but you may be very weak on the unknown (0/hour malware) that may still be able to install and grab your bank/commerce credentials. As infections nowadays happens mostly on perfectly legit web sites. I would add a jammer against keylogging and screengrabbing so that, if you are infected, no sensitive information will leave your system. This can be found free of charge (e.g. Trusteer Rapport) or paid (webroot security anywhere). Kaspersky will also do a solid job with their banking mode.

    Isolation/sandboxing is also another solution but its less set and forget than the above. Cannot comment on the others as I have not tested them but I am sure that many other solutions will help.

    Another essential is: Keep your system and all your software fully up-to-date. Especially: adobe (flash, shockwave, reader, etc), java. This will avoid 90% of the problems.
     
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    There are two things:
    -you have to make sure the machine isn't compromised in the first place. Sandboxing (Sandboxie for example) can take care of that aspect pretty well.
    -if you're unsure that your system has adequate prevention mechanisms to keep your system safe, use a bootable Linux CD and do your banking from there. It's completely isolated from an infected system and the only potential security issue with that is an untrusted internet connection such as a public WiFi.
     
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    Online banking protection is a modified browser that is used by the security vendors, where no add-ons are not loaded to be able to surf to the website of your bank. Because in normal browser a malicious add-on could be loaded.
     
  6. southcat

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    Thanks for you guys.:)
     
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    I would ditch WOT since it's community-based and therefore unreliable.
     
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    What absolute nonsense.!!
    Go to a malicious domain list and see WOT block a lot of them.A lot of good software is "community" based and i mean either cloud protection is "community" based.:mad: :mad:
     
  9. vojta

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    WOT is crap IMHO. I totally agree with this comment in the Firefox addon page:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/reviews/
     
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  10. The Red Moon

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    Which alternatives do you reccommend?
     
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    Thanks for the opinions. I think i will do a little research on WOT, see how is it.:)
     
  14. LoneWolf

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    For online banking and online shopping I use the built in Defensewall browser (Banking/Shopping mode) in DefenseWall Personal Firewall (32-bit only)
    Which has served me well for about five years. I know there are others I just have little or no experience with them.
     
  15. Noob

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    EAM does not have any specific module for online banking protection. :rolleyes:
    The closest thing to it would be . . . the BB + Surf protection.
     
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    Ok now, I have no idea what "BB" is, Mr. Noob.... o_O
     
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    Behavior blocker :D
     
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    EDIT:

    As the quote I posted has been removed by a mod (I didn't know that comments in internet are copyrighted, sorry), as well as the option to edit my previous post, here is also the permanent link to the particular comment I was referring too:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/reviews/404370/

    I first posted the link to all the comments so that anyone could read positive opinions too, not only the ones that agree with mine.
     
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    Emsisoft Anti-Malware is stand-alone real time anti-malware, antii-virus software. It does not include a firewall. You can run it with the compatiable firewall of your choice.

    Online Armor is a firewall that can run stand-alone or is included as part of the Emsisoft Internet Secuirty package. Note that the free version of Online Armor does not include the banking protection.

    I think you have to define what your needs and requirements are. If your running WIN 7 and have basic firewall needs, then the WIN 7 firewall in default mode is adequate and Emsisoft Anti-Malware paid version will provide banking protection and anti-malware(AV, spyware, browser, etc.) protection. If you already have a third party firewall and anti-virus, etc., then something like Zemana Antilogger paid version will give your online banking protection with minimal user interaction.

    Trusteer Rapport is recommended by a number of financial institutions. It is free. A number of people use it. It runs stand alone with most other security products. I found it buggy and it had major performance impact on both my WIN 7 and XP installations.
     
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  21. southcat

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    Thanks for your opinions. One nice guy had recommended Trusteer Rapport to me in other thread. I believe it is good, but i just feel a little strange of this product so i didn't use it.
     
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    I just noticed you signature includes Emsisoft Anti-Malware paid running in real time. Since this is a MRG certifed online banking app, you should be fine.

    Now if you want to debate which is the best online MRG certifed online banking app, I would vote for Zemana Antilogger paid.
     
  25. southcat

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    After i read the report of MRG, i am really impressed by Zemana Antilogger, but i already have Spyshelter, So i don't know should i replace it.

    Regards
     
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