In a move to show its 350 million members that it’s serious about their safety, Facebook has launched a partnership with security firm McAfee: six months of McAfee’s Internet Security Suite software, a discount subscription after that, and custom security software and education materials on Facebook.
McAfee has also developed a free tool for Facebook users to clean their hard drives in the event that their Facebook accounts are compromised through a malicious attack.
Right now, Facebook users in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the U.K., Australia, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and France are eligible for the free McAfee software promotion, and the release explained that more countries will be eligible over the next few months.
The downloadable software “protects users’ PCs from online threats, viruses, spyware, hackers, online scammers, identity thieves and other cybercriminals” and currently retails for about $35 per year through a discount on McAfee’s Web site.
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