Facebook Users get McAfee security

Posted on January 15, 2010

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McAfee security software for Facebook users

Facebook’s 350 million users will now get six months of free McAfee Internet Security Suite, Computer-security giant McAfee and Facebook are taking a big step of bring up necessary security for millions of Facebook users. They announced McAfee will create a complimentary six-month subscription of its Internet Security Suite software available to Facebook users.

After completion of six months free subscription, Facebook users will be entitled for a special discounted subscription for the McAfee Internet Security Suite, which offers PCs security from viruses, spyware and other online threats.

In order to use this offer, which extends to one’s complete PC, Facebook users have to become fans of McAfee’s Facebook page.

Separately, Facebook has created a new procedure that needs users to take steps to re-secure their account in the event it is hacked. In addition, the both the companies are together developing educational content for the Facebook Security Page.

The companies are teaming up since nearly 80% of users of Facebook don’t have an updated anti-virus program, a functioning firewall and anti-spyware software, according to McAfee. What is more, half of consumers have an expired anti-virus program, it says.

McAfee Internet Security Suite will primarily be offered to Facebook users in the U.S., UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

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