Facebook Launches Antivirus Marketplace With Free Downloads{3}

Facebook has decided to team up with Antivirus giants like Norton, McAfee, Microsoft, Sophos and Trend Micro to launch a Antivirus Marketplace which users will allow to download a 6 month free trial of the companies software. Facebook is adamant in keeping its users safe no matter if they are searching the web or not.  Facebook hosts 901 million users. These users can downlaod free copies of MCAfee Internet Security, Norton, Microsoft Security Essentials, Sophos- for mac users, and trend Micro Security. The Antivirus giants will also contribute posts to Facebook’s security blogs with great tips and information on how to stay sage on the social network. Facebook claims that they have less than 4% of spam on their site compared to emails which consist of 90% spam.

This article was very interesting because it shows how much great measures facebook takes to remain the best social media website. They know that if their site had spam or any type of viruses people will immediately look elsewhere. This article was relevant to our class because we have spoken up Database security and how important it is to keep a successful company keep on going.

 Chloe Albanesius (April 25, 2012) Facebook Launches Antivirus Marketplace With Free Downloads

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