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Windows 7: Detecting fraud on your computer


10 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Detecting fraud on your computer

I recently had unauthorised payments taken from my bank account. Are there any programs I could use to scan my computer for any malicious programs looking out for my bank details?


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10 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Start with things like Malwarebytes or Spybot Search and Destroy and see what they turn up.
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10 Feb 2010   #3

 

Is there something leading you to believe it was computer based thievery?
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10 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I cant really tell for certain but it was a well known uk betting establishment (an activity I dont do).

I do have spybot and MBM installed but I was wondering if theres some deeper type of hack method they could use which I could scan for.

Im just covering myself in case it was online purchase.
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12 Feb 2010   #5
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I cant really tell for certain but it was a well known uk betting establishment (an activity I dont do).

I do have spybot and MBM installed but I was wondering if theres some deeper type of hack method they could use which I could scan for.

Im just covering myself in case it was online purchase.
yes, trojans, rootkits and stuff like that....

You know it's really hard top detect some of them if they are integrated with the system already.

As already mentioned try Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, HijackThis, Online scanner, Linux based bootable scanners and so on...
You may want to use specialised trojan scanners aswell...

If you need any links or specific programs just ask..
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12 Feb 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

A "Backdoor Trojan/Bot" such as SDBot is able to steal your personal information. Kasperky explains it:
Viruslist.com - Backdoor.SdBot.gen
http://www.viruslist.com/en/virusesd...pter=153313132
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12 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would reinstall the system. Just to be on the safe side. And have all the data you save scanned here. That may be a little cumbersome, but it is the most radical solution. Then, of course, you want your bank to take the appropriate actions to protect your account.
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12 Feb 2010   #8

 

I wouldn't call that a "radical" solution. That is the best solution, whs.
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12 Feb 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

These are the most dangerous, and most widespread, type of Trojan.
Backdoor Trojans provide the author or ‘master’ of the Trojan with remote ‘administration’ of victim machines. Unlike legitimate remote administration utilities, they install, launch and run invisibly, without the consent or knowledge of the user. Once installed, backdoor Trojans can be instructed to send, receive, execute and delete files, harvest confidential data from the computer, log activity on the computer and more.
If your computer was used for online banking or has credit card information on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for email, eBay and forums.
You should consider them to be compromised.
They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one... if not an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information.
Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breech.

The best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS.
More info can be found below:
How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
How to report ID theft, fraud, drive-by installs, hijacking and malware? Security - dslreports.com
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12 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Also a possibility of a keylogger that's not being detected. But it's also possible it wasn't accessing it from your computer.
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