Safeguard against viruses by making sure your computer is updated regularly with anti-virus software. Also, use personal firewalls and frequently scan for spyware to ensure you do your internet banking securely.

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Install up-to-date anti-virus software

Anti-virus software protects your computer against:

  • Viruses from infecting your computer.
  • Trojan horse software from gaining control of your computer system remotely, without your knowledge or consent.
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Use a personal firewall

A personal firewall acts as a wall between your computer and the rest of the internet. It can be in the form of a hardware component, a software application or a combination of both. Firewalls stall malicious attacks and act as a filter for unwanted data entering your computer or private network.

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Update your software regularly

To avoid any adverse effect on the software and Web browser you are using, it is crucial to visit the websites of your operating system and web- browser vendors for software "patches" and "updates". Updates can be automatically made on to your system if it is so configured.

It is highly recommended that your computer and Internet connection be appropriately configured to ensure a secure internet banking session.

Win NT Win ME/2000    Win XP

Internet Explorer          5.5+     5.5+     6.0+

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Scan your computer for spyware regularly

Did you know that spyware and adware can keep a track on your Internet activity? In all probability, it would disclose information to disreputable sources. The best practice to adopt would be downloading free spyware removal programs available on the Internet.

As a precautionary step, you can shut down your computer or internet connection when not in use.

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