Every year millions of dollars are siphoned by the cyber criminals from the bank accounts of ordinary users. This is done by injecting malware into your web browser and monitoring your financial activity. The banking trojans are designed to capture screen and keystrokes when you visit a shopping website, the website of your bank or other money transaction related sites like PayPal etc. The trojan then sends the information captured like your credit card number, bank username and password etc., over to cyber-criminals who then use it to take money out from your accounts. This can be avoided by using the free HitmanPro Alert software that warns you if a program is trying to compromise the critical functions of your web browser. It can successfully thwart the attempts to steal your financial information by well known trojans like Zeus, SpyEye, Shylock and more.
You can download HitmanPro Alert from the Surfright software website. The program is available in form of a installable application. The download is less than 2 megabytes. After the installation it keeps monitoring your browsers for possible intruders (activities of banking trojans). Now if you open your web browser, then the HitmanPro Alert flyout banner would be shown near the top-right corner telling if your browser is safe or not. You can click on this flyout banner to open the HitmanPro Alert settings window.
In the HitmanPro Alert window, you can click on the Settings window to open the options. Here you can select when and how often the flyout banner is to be displayed – at browser start, only one time per Windows logon session or never. You can also select whether system vaccination is to be enabled or not. The vaccination feature uses a common trick used by malicious programs. Most malware disable themselves when they detect a debugging environment. HitmanPro Alert creates a dummy debugging environment causing the malware to disable themselves.
When you open a web browser and HitmanPro Alert thinks its security has been breached, it shows a red colored flyout along with a banner on the top of the web browser window that displays the message that the critical browser functions of the web browser have been compromised as shown in the picture below :
At this point, you can choose to scan your system for trojans and malware by clicking on the Scan with HitmanPro button. This would download the HitmanPro cloud based malware scanner in your PC and start scanning your system for malware. You should also scan your PC with ESET Online Scanner and remove all the threats it finds. It is a must that you install a good antivirus like avast! free antivirus, update it and run a full system scan with it. If you are a novice Windows user, then you may consider getting professional help from security experts.
You can download HitmanPro Alert from http://www.surfright.nl/.