iYogi Fraud Protection: iYogi Alerts for Browser Fraud

Get iYogi alerts on browser fraud to keep you protected and secure while online. Browser fraud is a major problem for Internet users around the world. The fraud is perpetrated by individuals who use malicious software to hijack a computer user”s system. Without the user”s knowledge, the software installs itself and starts working. A person”s browser might get redirected automatically to a certain site that the user would normally not visit. Likewise, browser fraud will also block users from visiting certain sites. Malware vendors, for instance, will use browser fraud techniques to not allow the computer users to access antispyware sites that might be helpful. These attacks are generally done with the help of pop-ups and advertisements. Read More…

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Rowan Tristan, Australia
30 June, 2011

Hi Blair, I really agree with you. Mozilla Firefox is the best web browser which made the browsing very easy. It has got exciting features and anti-malware feature is the best one among them. It protects us from viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware delivered over the Web. If we accidentally access an attack site, it will warn us away from the site and tell us why it isn”t safe to use.

Blair Jackson, Durham
28 April, 2011

Randy is right. There are some toolbars that get installed on your browser when some websites are visited and this can cause browser fraud. I personally recommend all users to use Mozilla Firefox as it is safe and less prone to vulnerabilities. Also install add ons, such as WOT (web of trust) so that websites known to cause problems would be blocked and users would get a warning when visiting such malicious websites.

Randy Hal, NY

14 April, 2011

Just by scanning emails and not clicking unknown links would not save you from browser fraud.. it can also come in the form of toolbars and add-ons. Most users install add-ons without verifying details of the author and this results in browser sending out information and subsequent hijack. In my openion, its always better to replace browser with an updated version from time to time to prevent such issues!!

Beware of browser fraud..

Stefanie Clark, Georgia

29 March, 2011

My close friend got all his personal data stolen from his sytem which included his credit card data etc which was misutilized.. Further enquiry revealed that he was a victim to browser fraud.. the most probable chances of getting this attack is while opening spam emails & clicking on unknown links.. exercise utmost caution while working online or the next victim could be you…

My Dreadful Experience With Browser Fraud

Tom, Kentucky

08 March, 2011

I have been using the internet for the past twelve years. I heard of many instances where people became victims of Trojan and virus attacks. I never heard of browser fraud. I personally learned about it when I became a victim of a browser hijack.

Playing video games is one of my favorite pastimes. My present financial budget does not allow me to go out and purchase some of the more expensive top line computer games. I came across a website that has a full listing of free games. I proceeded to download several games since there was no financial obligation.

The games were fun and cool. My computer started behaving strangely a few hours later. It started slowing down. This was odd considering the fact that I have a popular virus scanner. My virus scanner was pretty good about detecting attacks. Unfortunately, my virus scanner failed to pick up the hidden attack that was lurking within one of the games I downloaded from the site.

I had to take my desk top to a local professional computer repair shop. I talked with the shop’s owner. I explained what happened. He ran a few diagnostic tests. The tests revealed that my browser was compromised. Fortunately, the computer technician could resolve the problem. It took a few hours and two hundred dollars to remove the sophisticated attack from my computer.

Getting your internet browser attacked is not a fun experience. It can be quite expensive to get your computer cleared. I learned to be more prudent about the items I choose to download. I have not made the same mistake since!

Wait, What is Browser Fraud?

James Lee, Bradford
07 March, 2011

It is not a far stretch to claim that I am a bit behind on current technology and technological trends. While my expertise peaked with my beeper in 1997, I did finally succumb to social networking, email, and the occasional online shopping. I have been happy taking baby steps into the internet over the last few years, but was stopped in my tracks with my first encounter with browser fraud.

Being the naïve person that I am I decided to open up a file called ”Family Pictures” that was sent from a vaguely familiar email address. I opened it up and nothing happened for a few seconds before all my security programs began alarming me of a Trojan. Luckily, the program seemed to have taken care of the problems and informed me that I merely needed to restart my computer before continuing.

After restarting my computer everything seemed okay until I began to surf the internet once again. My history had been erased as well as as all of my saved websites. While this was odd, it did not alarm me too much until I went to make a purchase a few hours later. As I went to make a purchase my computer informed me that I should turn on my security program before entering any protected information. Unfortunately my security program was nowhere to be found and it was $100 dollars later that my computer was professionally wiped clean and I had lost all of my information and had to start over.