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What is Trusteer Endpoint Protection?

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Trusteer Endpoint Protection is software that protects against malware intended to steal identities and information necessary to access online bank accounts. It also prevents phishing, keystroke logging and screen grabbing attempts to acquire information. The software automatically activates on websites with which it’s partnered, and it also lets users add up to 100 other websites to that list.

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Trusteer Endpoint Protection accomplishes its task by establishing a secure connection between the user's Web browser and his bank’s website, which nullifies intrusion from man-in-the-browser malware and man-in-the-middle attacks that attempt to capture the screen containing login information. The software checks for unauthorized changes to the browser before it launches, and it prevents the injection of malicious code into the browser by protecting its memory. The downside of this software is that it only targets specific types of malware, making it necessary to use it in tandem with regular antivirus and antimalware software.

Once Trusteer Endpoint Protection detects that a user has entered his login credentials on an unauthorized website, it displays a pop up that asks for verification to prevent accidentally disclosing sensitive information through a phishing attempt. The software performs automatic updates whenever new threats emerge, but it requires a manual restart to force the changes into effect. As of 2015, it supports the 32- and 64-bit versions of the most popular Web browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer.

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