A little while back, Facebook began offering its users a choice of free antivirus protection — something they also tried back in 2010 with McAfee. Today, the Facebook blog has announced another new security offering: Malware Checkpoint. This time around, there’s more to it than just a simple download.
Have you noticed odd activity on your Facebook account that makes you think your computer might be infected? Choose one of the Checkpoint options — either McAfee or Microsoft Security Essentials — to get the ball rolling.
McAfee Scan and Repair is a portable app, and it won’t leave any annoying traces behind on your computer. MSE is the full download, so you shouldn’t install it if you’ve already got another full-blown anti-malware app running on your system. Running more than one such program at a time can seriously bog down your computer. Once you start the process, Facebook locks your account until scanning is complete — sort of.
Choose the McAfee route, and you’ll need to keep your Facebook tab open until the scan completes. Until you see the Scan and Repair progress bar fill up and report back that your system is clean, you won’t be able to log in. The story’s a little different with MSE, however.
Since MSE is a full install, there’s really no way for Facebook to tell whether or not you’ve actually checked your machine for malware. You’ll be shown a checkbox instead, so you can simply tick it to regain access to your account.
At the end of the day, this move might be more about promoting the apps and services of two close Facebook pals, McAfee and Microsoft. Even if that’s the case, anything Facebook can do to get the average user a little bit more focused on securing their computer systems is welcome.
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