Facebook forces users to download & Scan PC for malware before accessing account

Facebook is taking necessary steps to increase user security by partnering with Kaspersky, ESET, F-Secure, and Trendmicro to warn users in case any security issue is detected.

To protect its users from cybercrime, Facebook recommends a free anti-malware scan to owners of accounts that Facebook’s team has detected as behaving suspiciously and appear to be infected.

Facebook has been a major target for the phishers, to avoid this they are forcing users to download the tools in order to surf the website.

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Tool # 1 (Kaspersky)

If the Facebook team has detected suspicious behavior from your account and it looks as though it might be infected, the social network will suggest you scan your device for security issues. Upon logging in, you will see a warning page like this, offering the security scan.

Facebook security warning page

One of the programs, which helps to fix Facebook users’ accounts, is Kaspersky Malware Scan for Facebook. In the last 3 months alone they have protected over 260,000 Facebook users. A quick download will generate a scan window like this:

Kespersky scan facebook

We advise users to be patient and wait for the scan to complete. Any security issues, along with the suggested steps to resolve them, will be displayed upon scan completion. You can also try Kaspersky free security tools

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