It is very comfortable but potentially very dangerous to operate financial transactions by computer. For this reason Online Armor offers the unique and especially secure Online Banking Mode. In this mode the computer can only access self-authorized online banking pages, while no other homepages, including phishing pages, can be accessed. For this feature to work you need only supply the correct web-address of your own bank/institute and its according subpages. Using the integrated Online Armor Browser, online banking can then be accessed totally risk free.
- Firewall with 3 operation modes:
Online Armor at first starts in standard mode, which is easy to handle for every user. It is not about technical intricacies, but simply about the question: is a certain program allowed to access the Internet or not? A white list collects programs where our software ensures that they are secure, in which case the firewall automatically permits access. In expert mode there are many more options for experienced users. For example, it is possible to restrict access to a few chosen networks only and to prevent websites from specific countries which are known for spreading malicious software, from loading unwanted content. The third mode is banking mode which stands for secure online banking.
- Keylogger protection:
Keyloggers are a sort of malware waiting for key strokes invisibly in the background. Those keystrokes then are usually sent to a hacker – for example when entering a Paypal login, or the PIN of an online banking website. Online Armor works reliably here and reports all suspicious programs recording keyboard sequences. A permanently controlled whitelist collects the names of programs, which are assumed as safe despite such routines. Where programs are on the whitelist, Online Armor will not bother the user.
- DNS-Spoofing protection:
One silent method of sending users to faked Online banking pages is called DNS-Poisoning. Your own Internet Service Provider offers a DNS-Server, that will convert a text address entered in a browser to a numerical IP address. Clever cyber-criminals may redirect such requests to their computers where their own DNS-server is installed, which then leads the user to a phishing website. Online Armor Personal Firewall prevents that by rechecking all DNS requests with our own secure server. There will be an immediate alert, if the DNS-server used emits a different IP.
- Autostart control:
A lot of programs automatically start together with Windows – whether this is desirable or not. Online Armor lists all autostarters and allocates them a security status (secure, not secure, unknown). The user may then decide on his/her own whether these programs are allowed to start in the future or not. Online Armor again offers a whitelist containing many secure programs the user can safely trust.
Product name: Emsisoft Online Armor++ Firewall
Download link: http://download9.emsisoft.com/OnlineArmorSetup.exe
License delivery: Instant (in your mailbox) after purchase (1 year license)
Official website: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/oapp/