Social media scanner

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  1. tanky

    tanky Registered Member

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    I received an e-mail saying my social media scanner was not activated for facebook. Trying to run the app, it loads then runs again and again ad infinitum. A red text appears saying error with scan. The only way to stop it running is to shut facebook down.
    (1) Is there a bug?
    (2) how do I delete or deactivate this programme.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    How to remove the app - Recommended - Some faq's on the media scanner.

    ESET Social Media Scanner
    Stay Safe from Threats on Facebook
    https://apps.facebook.com/eset-socmedscan/

    THIS APP WILL RECEIVE:
    • Your basic info
    • Your email address
    • Your likes
    • Your photos
    • Your status updates
    • Friends' likes
    • Photos shared with you
    • Status updates shared with you

    By clicking "Allow", you will turn on platform applications and your "How people bring your info to apps they use" settings will be reset to their defaults.
     
  3. encus

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    Hello!

    I read in Eset main page that Eset Social Media Scanner is included in ESS but I can't seem to find this scanner. I'm on ESS 6.0.316.0.

    Thank you.
     
  4. Janus

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    Hey encus

    It should be found under tools. Here is a link to more info about Eset Social media scanner.

    Take care, regards Janus.
     
  5. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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  6. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    The scanner will not work if you have your Browser set to block first and third party cookies among the noted issues.

    As a security professional, I see these as inherent risks to your Facebook account privacy settings and Browser settings.
     
  7. encus

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    Hi Janus!

    Silly me I didn't notice that :oops: .

    So even though I'm running ESS 6, this Eset Social media Scanner is not enabled automatically, right?

    Thanks for your help and have a nice day!
     
  8. encus

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    Hi Marcos!

    AFAIK, back when I was still on ESS v4.2 and I believe Eset had not released Eset Social Media Scanner at that time, ESS once blocked one of my friend's link to a page in my Facebook News Feed page which came with a pop up notification, even though I hadn't opened the link yet. So I guess Eset already had this scanner back then which was enabled automatically without ever installing this standalone application. Furthermore, I think this policy is easier to be taken and implemented, don't you think?

    Thank you.
     
  9. encus

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    One more thing, does ESS 6 scan Facebook page like in ESS 4.2 even though I don't install Eset Social Media Scanner?

    Thanks.
     
  10. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Unlike web protection, the Social media scanner integrates into your Facebook profile so it can scan your posts as well as posts on your friends' profiles. Web scanner would block an attempt to open a malicious link.
     
  11. encus

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    I'm still confused. Is it possible for a Facebook post or comment (without attached objects like photo, video or link) infected by malware?

    Thanks.
     
  12. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    There could be a link to a malicious or compromised website delivering further malware.
     
  13. encus

    encus Registered Member

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    Thank you again for your answer, Marcos.
     
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