Monday, April 30, 2012

Facebook Offering Free Antivirus From Five Security Giants


Facebook is the biggest social networking website on which users spend more time than their actual life. Recently, Facebook claimed to have more than 901 million registered users on the website. This is the reason why it is the best place for scammers. There are various type of clickjacking scams which we see daily on Facebook. It is true that Facebook is trying to make the social networking platform secure. But most of the time it was failed to protect users.




Facebook had also partnered with Web Of Trust to know about malicious URLs and block those links on Facebook. This improved some security but scammers also made a new way to break this.


Now Company has come with a new strong way with the partnership of five major security software vendors, Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec. Now the malicious ULR list will contains all malicious links identified by these security software vendors.


Along with this URL blocking, Facebook is also offering antivirus softwares. As we know that an infected computer may also spread some scams on Facebook profile open in a browser. So Facebook wants users to be safe. Look at the new Facebook Antivirus Marketplace. The Facebook Antivirus Marketplace Marketplace offers people to download six-month licenses to full versions of antivirus software at no charge. This is the result of the new partnership of Facebook with these security giants.
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