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Security tool will identify and remove malicious software.

 

 

 

The tool runs in the background while using Facebook, with users recieving notifications when scans are complete.

 

It will use a combination of signals that identify infections and then remove the malware from the system.

 

http://www.cbronline.com/news/cybersecurity/data/facebook-tackles-malware-with-kaspersky-4609011

 

I still cannot bring myself to use Facebook. The access it has to all friends, phone numbers pictures etc. Now it seems they will scan your docs.  

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Same here.  I still have the account but never use it.  Problem is, it doesn't seem to matter. 

So many people post so much stuff that every burglar in the whole world can figure out when you aren't home. 

Still the decision to employ malware scanners seems a step forward, if you are going to use facebook.

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... our all beloved good old facebook ;)

 

who would have thought something :lol: i personally wonder nothing about fb and co.

 

(I've always wondered why it takes so long, could be used to fb (takes quite a long with, particularly the fall on a slow Internet connection ...its faster on other sites)

 

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akamaihd.net?

that's their CDN.

 

I've been scaling back my idle use of Facebook, uninstalled the apps from my phone a few months ago and haven't looked back.

 

I think this idea is good on paper, but there better be a way to opt-out or I'll terminate my use of facebook.com immediately, I don't think it's facebook's perogative to scan my computer.

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At least they're being up front about it scanning computers. Some sites will scan and remove malware with no user interaction because which I'd imagine is they themselves don't want to be infected by their visitors.

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At least they're being up front about it scanning computers. Some sites will scan and remove malware with no user interaction because which I'd imagine is they themselves don't want to be infected by their visitors.

How exactly are websites forcing interactions like this on machines :huh: Seems like a big lapse in security on the part of browser vendors if websites can define arbitrary criteria for infections and remove them from the computer. What would stop <company> from removing <competing product> from your machine when you visit their site?

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Perhaps they will get around it by having it in their terms and conditions that in order to protect you and others, scans will be made as part of ongoing 'we will always protect you and your docs' data mining benevolent Facebook..moving forward for the good of the world scenario.

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I don't know how they do it, but with scripts they can manually change files on your computer, such as if you're blocking a sites ads and if they are dubious enough they could empty out your HOSTS file so their ads could get through unblocked. Of course this was back in the day when there wasn't adblocking add-ons in browsers.

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