Facebook continues to maintain its security with the launch of a new Anti-virus Marketplace. Its primary focus is to expand its Anti-Virus Marketplace with new group. The group consists of Avast, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Total Defense, and web-root.
The Anti-virus software providers that allow Facebook users to download anti-virus software and users can keep their system more secure. One of the primary objectives for these partners is to improve Facebook’s URL blacklist system, which scans trillion of links for protecting system from malicious content.
At the beginning the Anti-virus marketplace was launched with five Anti-virus software companies such as Microsoft, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro. This software attracted a lot of people, and it gets expanded in several ways. Facebook said that approximately 30 million people have already visited the Anti-Virus Marketplace.
Facebook expanded its anti-virus marketplace to make its automated security systems even more robust, and then greater trust among its users. Security is one of the major issues over the internet. The companies said that the effective security must be a cooperative effort. The Anti-virus software providers now offer the Facebook users, the belief to keep their community become better and protected from threads and viruses on Facebook.
Malware Checkpoint and E-Mail Address
In July, Facebook developed its security with the introduction of “Malware Checkpoint” that allows the users to scan their systems for malware.
In August, Facebook launched a dedicated “E-mail Address” for reporting Phishing, which is nothing but the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and etc.