ESET joins Facebook to offer free security service for all users


IT security vendor launches ESET Online Scanner for Facebook to protect all Facebook users against malware.

MUMBAI, India – December 4, 2014 – ESET,  the global leader in proactive digital protection, joins Facebook’santi-malware initiative and offers ESET Online Scanner for all Facebook users for free. ESET’s solution will help users to scan and identify malware that was posted to their Facebook account after logging onto an infected computer and safely remove it. ESET Online Scanner for Facebookis going live today and will be available for all Facebook users.

Chetan Gowdaat at Facebook said,Our goal is to offer our users the right technology to improve their experience of our services andbetter protect their devices. ESET Online Scanner for Facebook will significantly decrease the number of malicious linksfrom among the trillions of clicks that take place every day on Facebook

Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at ESET said, “ESET Online Scanner for Facebook was designed to detect and clean infectedcomputers of Facebook users. ESET is pleased to offer its services to Facebook users all over the world. 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 any suspicious behavior- like sending spam messages or infected links to people’s friends. If this kind of activity is detected, Facebook displays a message offering the user a chance to use ESET Online Scanner for Facebook – utilized directly within Facebook without a fee or interruption.

If users download and run the scanner, they can continue to use Facebook and other services on their device without any loss of performance. When the scan is complete, they will receive a notification through Facebook and also be able to review the results of the scan. Cleanup begins after the scan is complete if any malware is discovered. In the end, the user is provided with the result and link to www.eset.com.

This service for Facebook is based on free product ESET Online Scanner, which protects millions of users online. Out of more than 44 million of scans, ESET Online Scanner successfully detected malware in almost half of all of instances.

About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

About ESET
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing record award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit www.eset.com

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