Facebook, one of the best social networking sites has taken a new step towards security. In collaboration with few renowned anti-virus companies, Facebook has launched a new service page called “The AV Marketplace” where Facebook users can get free license of these paid Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware software, valid for about 6 months.
This service is supported by best security companies like Microsoft, McAfee, Trend Micro, Sophos and Symantec. This step has been taken in order to protect the interests of the users as well as to provide the requisite information to protect you, whether online or offline.
There are around 900 million users of Facebook. This step taken by the website will protect all its users by the combined intelligence of these industry leaders. The blacklist system of Facebook URL scans trillions of click a day will now incorporate the malicious URL databases from these security companies to augment their existing level of protection.
This means that you will now get two way protections. One from the present ongoing vigilance from the Facebook, other from the companies incorporated for the AV marketplace. The new AV marketplace can be accessed either from the Facebook Security Page or directly at the AV marketplace.
By providing this framework to the users, Facebook has empowered the users to stay safe no matter where they are on the web. This step taken by Facebook is really commendable. With this all the users of Facebook can now download free powerful software to protect their computers from current and future viruses with a license of 6 months. Direct link for the AV marketplace is given below.