FB’s new anti-virus to fight malware

FB’s new anti-virus to fight malware
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While the social networking site Facebook already has a couple of tools to help users fight malware, in an attempt to do a better job, it has partnered with the Slovakia-based security software firm ESET to incorporate a free malware scanner right into Facebook\'s own abuse detection and prevention systems.

While the social networking site Facebook already has a couple of tools to help users fight malware, in an attempt to do a better job, it has partnered with the Slovakia-based security software firm ESET to incorporate a free malware scanner right into Facebook's own abuse detection and prevention systems.

Announcing the partnership in a blog, software engineer Chetan Gowda of Facebook’s site integrity team said the new malware detection software provided by ESET will determine if a device accessing Facebook demonstrates suspicious behavior. If it does, Facebook will offer a free anti-malware scan using the ESET scanner, which will show the results of the scan and provide an option to the user to disable any malware unearthed by the scanner.

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