HitmanPro.Alert checks browser integrity and alerts users when secure online banking and shopping is no longer guaranteed.
Hengelo, The Netherlands, April 12, 2012 - SurfRight, a developer of tools that give users more control over their PC security, today announced HitmanPro.Alert, a developer of tools that give users more control over their PC security, today announced HitmanPro.Alert, a free tool to check browser integrity. HitmanPro.Alert informs users when it is not safe to enter sensitive information because data exchanged between their browser and their online bank or e-commerce site is being intercepted by malware in their browser. Sophisticated malware like banking Trojans can steal your information or change your transaction details before they are encrypted and sent to the bank. HitmanPro.Alert detects these Man-in-the-Browser attacks and informs users when critical system functions are diverted to untrusted programs.
"Online banks and e-commerce sites enforce SSL to securely exchange information via the Internet" , says Mark Loman, CEO of SurfRight. "However, the weakest link is the user and their computer. Despite the lock icon in the browser, banking Trojans are still able to steal and manipulate information. New variants of this malware are difficult to detect immediately, even with up-to-date antivirus software. Cybercriminals use sophisticated techniques like custom-engineered binary obfuscation, cloaking and other armoring techniques to evade detection. Our signature-less HitmanPro.Alert warns the user if their browser has been compromised."
"Typically the user has to wait until their antivirus program is updated and able to detect and remove the financial malware. But HitmanPro.Alert offers the user to automatically download and scan their computer with HitmanPro anti-malware to immediately remove the security threat" adds Mark Loman.
HitmanPro.Alert will be free of charge and is available for release in the second quarter of 2012 for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. HitmanPro.Alert runs alongside other security programs and is compatible with all antivirus software. It works with all web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
Founded in 2006, SurfRight (www.surfright.com) is an innovator of online security, focused on developing new applicable technologies to fight malware, spam, phishing and other forms of cybercrime. SurfRight has years of specialized experience in removing sophisticated threats that have silently embedded themselves on systems that were deemed safe. With millions of users globally, its HitmanPro product family include content filtering and security solutions for computers and home networks.