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Facebook teams up with Trend Micro to better defend online threats

Facebook and Trend Micro team up to provide Facebook users with free malware security scans using HouseCall.

Published Tue, May 20 2014 2:17 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

No. 1 social media site Facebook and leading security vendor Trend Micro have teamed up to make Trend Micro HouseCall available to all Facebook users, giving them the chance to scan and remove malware from hijacked accounts. If an infected user is identified, Facebook will contact them and provide an option to download a free version of HouseCall.

Facebook teams up with Trend Micro to better defend online threats | TweakTown.com

Trend Micro is a well-known security company, while Facebook is keen to try and limit security threats that face its large user base. The service will hopefully give users the chance to operate in a more secure environment and reduce the likelihood of malware infection.

Here is what Kevin Simzer, Trend Micro CMO said: "HouseCall will give Facebook users an additional safeguard against the malicious attacks that interacting online can bring. We are pleased to partner with one of the world's leading social media networks to provide a free solution that will help protect the online security and privacy of billions of users."

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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