ESET Online Scanner Is Now Available Through Facebook

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“Our goal is to offer our users the right technology to improve their experience of our services and better protect their devices,” said Chetan Gowda, software engineer at Facebook. ”ESET Online Scanner for Facebook will significantly decrease the number of malicious links from among the trillions of clicks that take place every day on Facebook.”

When Facebook alerts users that a device they are using is behaving suspiciously and showing signs of a possible malware infection, ESET Online Scanner for Facebook is offered to help fix the issue. Users can run the software, see scan results, and disable the malware all without logging out of Facebook—making it seamless and easy to clean up an infected device.

“ESET is proud to be helping protect the 1.35 billion Facebook users around the globe from malicious links and harmful sites,” said Andrew Lee, CEO of ESET North America. “By partnering with ESET, Facebook is extending the robust scanning and cleaning capabilities millions of ESET customers enjoy to their loyal users.”

This service for Facebook is based on ESET Online Scanner, which protects millions of users online. To date, more than 40 million scans have been run by people around the world.
ESET Online Scanner is one of the many features offered in ESET’s line-up of award-wining products that consistently deliver low system impact and high detection rates.

Additional information on the ESET Online Scanner for Facebook can be found on the Facebook security page.

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