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Ulster Bank partners with cybersecurity company Malwarebytes

Ulster Bank partners with cybersecurity company Malwarebytes
Rob Flynn

Rob Flynn

Staff Writer

Ulster Bank customers can avail of the free software by logging into their online account via Anytime Banking and downloading the software from the security tab.

Online safety is a concern on most people’s minds when browsing the web these days, especially when it comes to managing your online banking.

There are countless instances of people being defrauded online through phishing scams and unapproved installation of malware.

So, in a move sure to be welcomed by Ulster Bank customers nationwide, the retail bank has entered into a partnership with leading cybersecurity company, Malwarebytes, to ensure customers' safety and security online.

If you’re an Ulster Bank customer and want to find out more read on!

What’s new?

Ulster Bank has entered into a partnership with Malwarebytes, the cybersecurity solutions company, to provide its customers with industry standard security software when using the internet, and for free.

Customers of the bank will now be able to download Malwarebytes Premium which is capable of protecting up to 10 devices that are connected to the internet.

The product itself is usually available at a recommended retail price of approximately €57 and will be available to customers until at least May 2022.

The online security product supports versions of Windows, Apple Mac, Chromebook, Apple iOS (which includes iPhone, iPad and iPod), as well as Android phones and tablets.

What does it do?

Malwarebytes Premium is an anti-malware software that helps to protect your computer or device from any harmful or malicious forces that may intend to target your personal data through viruses, ransomware, or phishing scams while online.

Security technology for your device is particularly important as our mobile phones and laptops are the main places in which our personal data is stored nowadays.

Malwarebytes Premium is one of many products that helps to effectively and thoroughly detect and prevent phishing scams used to access your bank information or any other personal information useful to scammers.

Here’s a list of some of the ways in which the product helps to protect customers:

  • Detects and removes viruses, ransomware and other malware in real time with advanced anti-malware technology
  • Catches threats automatically with no action required
  • Detects and blocks phishing scams used to steal your identity or access your bank account
  • Detects and prevents contact with websites used by scammers and malicious parties
  • Stops unwanted apps at source, using known poor developer reputation to protect you
  • Tells you which Android apps may have excessive permissions
  • Detects ransomware before it can lock your device (Windows and Android device only)

How do I get the product?

If you’re an Ulster Bank customer you can simply log in to your Anytime Banking account online and look for the security tab. 

From there each customer will be presented with a unique coupon code and a link to the Malwarebytes website where you need to sign up for the service and create an account - it’s that simple.

Customers will then be issued with a licence key from the security company which can be used to avail of the product.

If you have already paid for a subscription to Malwarebytes Premium you unfortunately won’t be able to get a refund. You will, however, be able to use your unique code from Ulster Bank to add another licence to your existing account to cover 10 or more devices.

Current account benefits

The anti-malware software comes free for customers who conduct their day-to-day banking with Ulster Bank, but many other banks also offer incentives designed to entice customers to sign up to their current accounts and products.

Take, for example, Permanent TSB which offers its current account and credit card customers cashback from a wide range of high street and online brands, when they pay by card.  

If you’re thinking about switching your current account to another bank you can compare the best current accounts on offer on bonkers.ie today.

Simply fill out some details regarding your usage patterns on our current account comparison tool and you’ll be presented with a list of options in order of cost.

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