Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Facebook partners with McAfee to offer it's users free antivirus software

Facebook has partnered with McAfee to offer free antivirus to it's 350 million users free for a period of 6 months. After which you can still use it provided you pay a discounted annual fee. This is helpful but a far cry from real protection. To make sure your account is not compromised it is really up to the user. User's need to be able to recognize security threats to their accounts. Facebook has listed a few things you need to be aware of.

  • Don't open attachments in emails that look suspicious or come from an unknown or untrustworthy source.

  • Don't open attachments unless you know what they are, even if they're from friends.

  • Delete chain mail and spam from your email and Facebook inboxes.

  • Be cautious when downloading files from the Internet.

  • Be cautious of any message, post or link you see on Facebook that looks suspicious, requires an additional login, or asks you to download or upgrade software.

  • Use an up-to-date browser that features an anti-phishing blacklist. Some examples include Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.0.10.

  • Choose unique logins and passwords for each of the websites you use.

  • Check to see that you're logging in from a legitimate Facebook page with the domain.

So if your computer gets infected Facebook will let you know and offer to help clean your system with the new deal with McAfee. Take a look at the screenshot below.

So how do you access this antivirus software. Log into your account Click on MaCfee in your search bar or simple follow this link here.  You need to then become a fan of the McAfee page and you can then download McAfee to yur PC free for a period of six months.

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