Facebook integrates ESET Online Scanner to help find malware in problem PCs

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  1. hawki

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    "Facebook integrates ESET Online Scanner to help find malware in problem PCs

    Facebook has partnered with antivirus firm ESET to offer users the ability to scan their computers for malware directly from inside the social networking site.

    Facebook has integrated ESET’s technology into its abuse detection and prevention system so that users will be prompted to run the ESET Online Scanner for free when Facebook flags suspicious activity on their accounts or computers, like the posting of malicious links via news feeds and messages.

    “Here’s how it works: if the device you’re using to access our services is behaving suspiciously and shows signs of a possible malware infection, a message will appear offering you an anti-malware scan for your device,” said Chetan Gowda, a software engineer with Facebook’s Site Integrity Team, in a blog post. “You can run the scan, see the scan results, and disable the software all without logging out of Facebook—making it seamless and easy to clean up an infected device.”

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2854...canning-options-with-eset-online-scanner.html
     
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    Oh man, am I wrong to think ESET's sample size is going to be off the charts now? :)
     
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