Should Facebook Users Start Using Protection?
A new service was launched recently which protects Facebook users from unwanted spam, malware, and viruses posted on their wall. The Using Protection service scans for various harmful items whenever you view Facebook pages. According to the site, this makes it almost impossible for the virus / spam to be spread through your account.
Using Protection servers are constantly scanning Facebook, looking for any unsavory items. If the service does find any, they’re recorded in a virus database and instantly blocked on a users wall if the service is in place, according to a release.
The service, Using Protection, is the brainchild of entrepreneur Randy Adams, who is a former engineering head at Adobe, board member of Yahoo, Internet Division President at Home Shopping and co-founder of FunnyOrDie.com.
“This year more than two hundred million people will find some form of virus or spam on their Facebook wall and inadvertently spread it to all their friends,” said Adams. “Using Protection blocks these viruses making it impossible for you to infect others.”
At the moment Using Protection is only available for Firefox and Internet Explorer, but Chrome and Safari are said to be coming in the near future.
About the Author: Jeremy Muncy is a staff writer for WebProNews.com