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New Threat From Automated Viruses For Online Banking

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 3:14 PM
From Clark Howard's Monday show notes:
Newly sophisticated Trojan horse viruses developed in Europe are expected to pose a threat to anyone who does online banking here in the United States.
These crooks are manipulating search results and instantly loading viruses on your computer when you click on their bogus links
Apparently, tainted search results have now surpassed email as the main gateway for crooks who want to hack your computer!

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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,473 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Monday, June 18, 2012 - 4:21 PM
Does anyone know what type of junk they put on our financial sites that they hope we will link on?  Also, don't brokerages like Fidelity etc. have some type of protection on their pages to protect our information?   I have a spyware program which I make sure runs daily but it can't work if I am unexpectedly clicking on links which allow the virus in.  Thanks for any additional info anyone has about this problem.
paoli2paoli21,406 posts since
Aug 10, 2011
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2. Monday, June 18, 2012 - 9:15 PM
I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a couple of years now, which is the first program recommended by Clark Howard. Not one time has my PC been infected. On older systems utilizing Windows Vista it may slow down your browsing experience a bit when running a scan. On Windows 7 it runs flawlessly without any slowdowns.
ShorebreakShorebreak2,700 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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