Security App of the Week: ESET’s Social Media Scanner for Facebook

The application can secure your account against all sorts of threats

By Eduard Kovacs on February 4th, 2013 22:31 GMT

Social media websites are becoming flooded with all sorts of malicious posts. The more popular a site is, the more likely it is that the interesting-looking posts we click on are actually part of a cybercriminal scheme.

Facebook users who want to make sure they’re protected while surfing the website can now turn to ESET’s Social Media Scanner, a free app that secures the contents of your timeline, newsfeed and even private messages against cyber threats.

Launched along with ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security 6, Social Media Scanner checks your Facebook account for threats even if you’re not logged in.

Once it detects anything malicious, it informs you via email and instructs you on what action must be taken to clean your profile.

ESET Social Media Scanner is connected to the security firm’s LiveGrid service, a cloud-based real-time protection scanner that’s capable of detecting online threats and social media exploits.

Click here to add the ESET Social Media Scanner app to your Facebook account.
ESET Social Media Scanner in action
   ESET Social Media Scanner in action
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