I'm sure I'm not the first person to come across this, but here in the UK it seems every major bank (e.g. HSBC, NatWest, etc.) are getting their customers to install Trusteer's Rapport software before they do any sort of online banking. The idea being that this software protects their customer's credentials when logging on to their banking service.
This is all well and good, but I got tired of having it installed on my system, and during a tidy-up I decided to uninstall it... Except I got the following message telling me my computer was infected with malicious software:
Clicking on the "more info" link takes you here: http://www.trusteer.com/infected
There is no further information on what this supposed threat is, or why this threat would no longer be "quarantined" if I uninstalled Rapport, or even why malware scanners would not find it.
The whole thing smacks of scareware. Has anyone had any experiences with this software or this company? My instinct is to get rid of anything that attempts such tactics. Any advice?