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Facebook, ESET collaborate on malware scanner.

Digital protection specialist, ESET, today announced it had "joined Facebook's anti-malware initiative" and was offering ESET Online Scanner for all Facebook users for free.

The solution is designed to identify and remove malware posted

to a Facebook account after logging on to an infected computer. The scanner is

going live today and will be available for all Facebook users.

"Our goal is to offer our users the right technology to

improve their experience of our services and better protect their devices," said

Chetan Gowda at Facebook. "ESET Online Scanner for Facebook will significantly

decrease the number of malicious links from among the trillions of clicks that

take place every day on Facebook."

"ESET is pleased to offer its services to Facebook users all

over the world," said Ignacio Sbampato, chief sales and marketing officer, ESET.

"Signature low system footprint and ESET's top-rated detection technology used

in ESET Online Scanner guarantee effective and easy detection for free."

When a Facebook user logs into their account,

Facebook checks for signs of suspicious behaviour, such as the sending of spam

messages or infected links to users' friends. If this kind of activity is

detected, Facebook displays a message offering the user a chance to use ESET's scanner

without a fee or interruption to navigation.

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