Facebook Integrated with F-Secure malware scanning and Trend Micro HouseCall to Fight Online Threats,and recomend you to install software to detect and clean up malware.
Facebook indentify and notify the “potentially” infected users with the option to download the free version of HouseCall, which will check for and remove malware.
Chetan Gowda Facebook Software Engineer on the Site Integrity team wrote about F-Secure and Trend Micro partnership with Facebook.
Facebook making malware cleanup easier
Here’s how it will work when we detect that a device interacting with Facebook is behaving in a suspicious way that we believe is related to a malware infection:
When logging in from the infected device, you’ll see a notification screen about a malware infection, along with a recommendation to use F-Secure’s malware scanning and cleanup technology or HouseCall from Trend Micro. Each product contains distinct malware signatures and is suited to different kinds of threats, so we recommend trying the suggested product even if you already have an anti-virus or similar program running on your machine. You won’t have to worry about maintenance; these versions are up-to-date and will remove themselves once they’re done running.
You can choose to skip the malware removal process and decline to download the recommended scanner. If you skip removing the malware, you may be prompted again later.
You’ll download and run the scanner, during which time you can continue to use Facebook and other services. When the scan is complete, you’ll receive a notification through Facebook and you’ll be able to review the results of the scan.
We expect to offer additional software options in the future.
To learn more about products from F-Secure, please visit www.f-secure.com. You can read about how Trend Micro protects against online threats at www.trendmicro.com.