Facebook teams up with Anti-Virus makers

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It’s like the Avengers of Social Networking

“If we can’t save your computer from the viruses, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it!” – Tony Zuckerberg (aka Iron Man)

Facebook, the leading social networking site with over 845 Million users, has finally decided to get serious about all of the malware and virus links that masquerade as cute videos about kittens and offers for free stuff that lure unsuspecting users into clicking links that infect their computers.

The company announced Wednesday that they have teamed up with the leading Anti-Virus makers (Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec) to install better virus scanning of links on  the Facebook side of things, and to offer free six-month trials of their Anti-Virus software to all of Facebook’s users.

If you run a Windows-based PC and you frequent Facebook then you ABSOLUTELY MUST have some sort of Anti-Virus program installed on your machine.  If you want to try the 6-month trials Facebook is offering you can visit the Facebook Security Center and grab the one of your choice.

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  1. Ian Brown 2 May, 2012 at 13:32 Reply

    My flavor of choice is MS Security Essentials. Effective, lightweight, and free, it was my AV of choice for my souped up Asus Eee netbook.

    That said, 98% of avoiding viruses/malware is common sense. I’ve had disposable Window installations that I can keep relitively clean with nothing more than good surfing habits an updated, non-IE browser like Chrome, and keeping my Java and Adobe Flash Player/Acrobat plugins up to date.

    Also, if it’s a personal machine, and you’re not regularly applying Windows automatic updates, then your PC deserves to suffer for your incompetence.

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