Facebook offers Symantec, McAfee, others for free

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by clubhouse, Apr 28, 2012.

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  1. clubhouse
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    clubhouse Registered Member

    The social network says its blacklist has also been augmented by the security firms, which have offered up their own URL blacklist databases.


    A look at Facebook's Antivirus Marketplace.

    Facebook has inked a rather interesting deal with several security vendors.

    The social network said today that it has launched the Antivirus Marketplace, a place on its security page where users can download anti-malware software from McAfee, Norton, Sophos, Trend Micro, and Microsoft for free. The software, which includes Norton AntiVirus, Trend Micro Internet Security, and others, can be used for free for six months to a year, depending on what a user downloads.

    In addition, Facebook said today that the five companies have agreed to hand over their URL blacklist databases to the social network. Facebook has its own blacklist, but with help from the others, it can go a long way in blocking more malicious links that might be shared on the site.

    Facebook's Antivirus Marketplace is available now to both Mac and PC users. In order to download the free software, Facebook users must be signed in to the service.




    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57421028-83/facebook-inks-deal-with-mcafee-symantec-others-for-free-antivirus/?part=rss&subj=software&tag=title&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cnet%2FxWjr+%28Software%29




    FaceBook Link..


    https://www.facebook.com/security/app_363688420329497
  2. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    nice :thumb:....
  3. Vladimyr
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    Vladimyr Registered Member

    I think a 6-month trial is the maximum for products that are not usually free.
  4. Nevis
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    Nevis Registered Member

    thats an encouraging move. Of course you cannot expect them to give you a complete 1 year free AV. So, its a good promo.
  5. The Hammer
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    The Hammer Registered Member

    Sorry I don't /won't use Facebook/Twitter.
  6. RejZoR
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    RejZoR Polymorphic Sheep

    Apart from MSE, they are misleading users into thinking they are getting free versions. What will happen later is that these programs will start to complain about expiration and some % of users will buy it not knowing they don't actually have to. Not a nice way of pushing your software to the non knowledgeable users...
  7. narenbisht
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    narenbisht Registered Member

    Yeah, they should clearly mention on the website whether the software is free for life or specific period.
  8. Tarnak
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    Tarnak Registered Member

    Same, for me!
  9. Ranget
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    Ranget Registered Member

    i will try to Get some Of those 6 month Free License

    After all i can't afford to Get any commercial Software Right now :D
  10. carat
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    carat Guest

    You don't have to use it but an account for facebook offers is nice :D
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