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When I go into my online banking site, a page comes up asking for a lot of personal information which the bank says is a virus. I have worked with Hewelett Packard for the past week and each person I speak with has tried Spybot, McAfee, Malwarebytes, Avira Anti- Virus, etc. and today someone suggested Microsoft Security download. The problems still exists on the bank website. I do not have the financial means right now to physically take my computer to someone locally to look at. It has been suggested that I may also need to reinstall the operating system. Would you have any other suggestions? Thanks

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Hello,

reinstalling the operating system will surely solve the problem, but before I can advice you to do that, I will suggest you do a system restore. It is possible to restore your system to an earlier point when the problem did not occur. If for instance, the problem started occurring from 10th of June, you can restore your system to an earlier point like 5th of June. I hope you under this:

In anyway, to do the system restore, click start menu, select "All programs", Scroll to 'Accessories" to "System tools" to "System restore".

You can run the restore program, and see if it will make any difference.

Good luck.

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Prevent Phishing Attacks


• Did you ever receive an email that appeared to be from your bank? • Did you click a link that sent you to what looked like your bank's website?• Did you enter your username and password?• When you clicked submit, did the site turn out to be bogus? If you said yes to any of these questions then you may have been ‘phished’. Phishing is a hacker term that essentially means trolling for personal or financial information. Phishing is also a crime! Millions of people online, 3.3 million in fact, fall victim to ‘social engineering’ such as clicking on tainted links in emails, receiving legitimate looking emails that direct you to poisoned sites to steal passwords and usernames, or any number of malicious ploys to get you to give up your personal information. Simply put, the perpetrators of these scams intend on selling your information or using it in some manner for personal gain. However, there are ways to stop them before they get you. Phishing (pronounced ‘fishing’), is the act of misleading people into turning over sensitive information under false pretenses. ‘Spoofing’ or ‘brand spoofing’ is when a hacker copies or crafts web pages and emails from the spoofed sites web site content. These emails and web pages are the used as bait. Once the victim takes the bait, the hacker proceeds to bleed victims financially from the information they glean. In 2007, victims of phishing lost an average of $886 per person. That’s $3.2 billion (USD). The number of people who actually got their money back is astoundingly lower. Only 1.6 million recovered money lost to phishing scams, that’s just over half of last years victims. You’ll be interested to know two things about phishing. If you know what to look for you know what to ignore. If your email provider is worth their salt, and you have a good mail client, these lures never see the light of day.

Instruction On How To Prevent Phishing Atacks :

    Steps to Fight Phishing
  1. Step 1 Gmail is at the top of the line when it comes to filtering out spam. Google offers infinitely better spam protection than AOL or Yahoo. What’s more, Google’s email service, Gmail, is free.
  2. Step 2 Abandon outdated mail clients. Upgrade to Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. I know for a fact people still use Outlook Express. If you use it, uninstall it and get something else.
  3. Step 3 Never follow links in an email claiming to be from your bank. Ignore these types of emails. Banking institutions never ask you to verify your online banking username and password, except perhaps during initial sign-up, though this is not a common practice. These links may lead to a website that looks like your bank’s site but is not.
  4. Step 4 The website linked to in the email may ask you to enter your username and password. Do not do this until you have verified you are dealing with your banking institution. Call customer service and ask if this is a common practice. If customer service tells you it is not common practice, notify them of the email you received, as well as the url in the email. Indicators are bad urls, no padlock icon in your browser or other security indicators missing from your usual online banking session experience.
  5. Step 5 The next step in protection is to install a good Anti-Virus and firewall. Some products for you to consider are:• AVG Free • Avast! Anti-Virus • ZoneAlarm • BlackICE PC Protection
  6. Step 6 Adjust you browser settings to tighten up security especially if you use web based email. If you receive an email with a bad link in it, add the link to your 'Restricted Sites'. To do this go to Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Security. On the 'Security' tab go to 'Restricted Sites', move the slider to 'high' and remember to add blocked sites so the computer knows whom to trust. Do the same in your email client and firewall. If you are using IE, the rule of thumb is to uninstall IE and use:• Mozilla Fire Fox• Maxthon Web Browser

In this way , you can prevent phishing attacks .

on Jul 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to avoid online banking fraud ?


1.Change your password regularly: Users must change their password after the first log-in for online banking. Besides, keep changing your password at regular intervals. Needless to say, don't disclose your password to anyone, not even the banking staff.
2.Avoid using cyber cafes for banking purposes: Avoid using the Internet banking facility from cyber cafes, libraries or from systems installed in public places. But in case it is an absolute necessity, you must clear the browser cache and delete the temporary files on the PC you've accessed the Internet from.
3.Don't use personal details in the password: Avoid using your date of birth, telephone number, address or name in your password. This practice makes your account more vulnerable to being hacked as your password can be easily guessed by just about anyone. Besides, do not leave your computer unattended while you are logged in to the bank site.
4.Don't let your browser memorise your details: Never let your computer remember your passwords, names, etc. Always disable the browser's option of storing user names and passwords.
5.Don't e-mail credit card and account details: Make it a thumb rule not to send credit card or account details via e-mail to anybody, or in response to an e-mail.
6.Shop at reputed sites only: While shopping online, please wait for a second and check if the website is an established one and a reputed name in the online shopping domain. Always check if the shopping site has a well-established permanent address.
7.Log off when finished: Always log off after Internet banking once you are done with it. You need to log out from the website and do not shut off the window in order to log off from the session.
8.Look for the padlock and the 's' in the URL: While making online payments, check whether the website is secure or not by looking for, i) a padlock symbol at the bottom of your browser, and ii) an 's' added to http in the URL. It should then be https.
9.Check the account: Whenever you make a transaction, immediately check your account and see if the right amount has been deducted or added to it. In case there is any misappropriation, inform the concerned bank immediately.
10.Don't follow the links: Always reject any e-mail that asks you to follow a link to the website of your bank. You may end up revealing your personal details on a fake bank website, from which hackers steal information.
11.Don't open multiple browsers: You must not open multiple browsers during Internet banking. Also equip your system with an up-to-date anti-virus software and have a firewall installed in it.
12.Destroy the receipts: Do not keep documents and receipts related to your online translations. They usually carry confidential personal financial information. You had better destroy or shred such documents or receipts to stop them from falling into the wrong hands.
13.Don't share your personal information on websites: You shouldn't give your e-mail address at websites without knowing how it will be used. Besides, do not share your personal information like date of birth, etc, on the Internet unnecessarily because it can be used by others to unlock or generate your account password.

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Hi im having trouble most time logging into online banking it sometimes ask me a security question .very frustrating


That's called two-factor authentication and it is a double layer of security so that ne'er-do-wells have a harder time accessing your bank account. Most online banking sites have gone to this due to the increase of security breaches of personal data.

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Swift codes of all banks


If you're receiving a deposit into your account from an overseas account by telegraphic transfer, your payee may be asked to enter the SWIFT code.

If you'd like to transfer money from a account to an overseas account by telegraphic transfer, you'll need to obtain the SWIFT Code of the recipient's bank.

What is a SWIFT code? It is:

A code of 8-11 characters used by banks around the world to transfer money
An abbreviation for "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication".
Asking the person or business you'd like to pay
Logging into Online Banking (Site), selecting the "Banking" tab and searching the "Overseas Payments" menu, or
Checking the SWIFT website (swift.com/bsl).

To find a SWIFT code through Online Banking, simply:

Log in to your bank site.
Choose your payment destination
Nominate the amount and account you'd like to pay from
Enter the recipient's bank details
Search for the SWIFT code by entering the name or city of the recipient's bank.

Just keep in mind that you'll need to use an IBAN (International Bank Account Number) for:

All Euro currency payments to Europe and the UK
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New to online banking


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It is better if you contact first your bank personally and ask them if they are linked to the online banking site of your choice.

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Log in to online banking


Convenience is the name of the game with online banking.
Review your account balances, pay bills and order checks with the click of a button.

Make sure your current bank offers online banking.
If not, open a checking account with a bank that offers an online banking service.

Check to ensure that your computer hardware and software meet the bank's minimum requirements.

Sign up for online banking via the bank's Web site or at your local branch office.
You will need to provide basic, personal information.

Have your bank account numbers handy as well.

Log on to your account through your bank's Web site using the customer number and/or password assigned to you by your bank.

Run the demonstration program that most banks offer through their Web sites.
The demonstration will take you step by step through all of the online banking features available to you.
You first need to contact your bank and set up an online banking system then they will either send you all log in details by email or over the counter.

IE: BSB Number and Account Number you will have to make a Log In Password either at the Bank or online depending on your Banks rules.

When you get to the online login i suggest you make Word documents of Login Password
BSB and Account numbers to copy and paste in to avoid key loggers and spyware.

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Banking on line


Many banks have introduced online banking services in recent years.
These systems offer a high level of convenience to bank customers, allowing them to perform many banking functions from the privacy of their homes via the Internet.
Most online banking systems offer the ability to get account information, pay bills, make transfers between accounts, stop payment on checks and view current and previous statements.
If you've not yet enrolled in an online banking program but are considering doing so, the following information may be of assistance.

Selection

If you bank at a small bank or savings and loan, you may want to switch to a larger institution for your online banking needs.
Online banking systems are complex and expensive to implement and maintain, and smaller banks generally don't have the funds and other resources necessary to offer top-notch online banking services.
By contrast, large banks like Citibank, Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have had online systems for many years, have steadily improved them, and have the resources to expand their functions and maintain them well.
Also, you'll want to choose a bank that does not charge for online banking.
The banks named above all offer online banking for free.

Sign Up
Some banks require you to fill out a special application to enroll in their online banking systems but many do not.
The banks named in the previous section all allow any customer to access their online banking systems without a special application.
The first time you log on, you'll be prompted to enter your identifying information, such as your account number, ATM card number or Social Security number.
You'll be asked to choose a user name and password, which should both be items that you can easily remember.
Your password should be different from the PIN code that you use at the bank's ATMs.


Account Setup You'll probably want to use your online banking system to pay bills, so you should gather all of your regular bills and set aside some time to enter the information about them into the system.
Also, make a list of your other expenses, like your rent or mortgage, car loan and other obligations for which you may not receive a statement, and write down the addresses where you normally send your payments.
Then go online and enter the data into the system.
Many online banking systems are already set up to pay many merchants, banks and other creditors electronically, and most have a search capability that allows you to find these organizations on their systems.
You probably will not need to enter the payment address for these organizations, but you'll still need to enter the correct account number from your statement.
Security
Make word documents of bank details BSB and Account numbers and save them in my documents to copy and paste them in when logging in to avoid spyware and keyloggers.

Recurring Payments

Most online banking systems have the ability to make recurring payments of a fixed amount at a regular interval that you specify.
This is especially useful when paying things like your rent, mortgage or car loan, which are usually the same amount each month and due at the same time of the month.
If you schedule a recurring payment, you won't need to worry about making your payment each month, as it will be made automatically for you.
However, if the amounts and/or due dates change, you'll need to go online and adjust them accordingly.

Other Functions

Virtually all online banking systems offer the ability to transfer money between accounts at the bank, or even to and from accounts at other institutions.
If you've made a practice of putting money in a savings account on regular basis, you can usually set up a recurring transfer for that amount, or, if you prefer, you can do it on an ad hoc basis.
Many systems offer a variety of other functions, such as obtaining copies of statements and canceled checks, issuing a stop payment, and ordering new checks.
Once you sign up for online banking, spend some time exploring your system and acquaint yourself with the various functions it offers.
Bank Online
Convenience is the name of the game with online banking.
Review your account balances, pay bills and order checks with the click of a button.

Make sure your current bank offers online banking.
If not, open a checking account with a bank that offers an online banking service.
Check to ensure that your computer hardware and software meet the bank's minimum requirements.

Sign up for online banking via the bank's Web site or at your local branch office.
You will need to provide basic, personal information.
Have your bank account numbers handy as well.
Log on to your account through your bank's Web site using the customer number and/or password assigned to you by your bank.
Run the demonstration program that most banks offer through their Web sites.
The demonstration will take you step by step through all of the online banking features available to you.

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How do I open a personal checking account without going in to the bank? I'm based in the United States.


Firstly you should research which bank you want to use. Check online for some information or even ask around family and friends for recommendations. Then you go to the bank's website and they should have an option for joining online. Here's a link to the US Bank website just as one example;
https://www.usbank.com/checking/

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