Scan Your Facebook News Feed For Malicious Links With Norton Safe Web

Written By Sam on 19 September 2010
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If you are a Facebook user and are tired of the malicious links then you can try out Norton Safe Web to protect yourselves on Facebook. The Norton Safe Web for Facebook application scans your current news feeds to see if they contain links that are unsafe for you or your friends to click on. The scan results help you easily see which links are rated safe and which are risky. Norton Safe Web is a website rating service from Symantec which analyzes several million of URLs to look for those containing security risks. The results from the site rating analysis are used to warn users against sites that might infect their PCs or compromise their personal information.

Once you add the Norton Safe Web FB App to your profile, it scans your news feeds and identifies URLs containing security risks such as phishing sites, malicious downloads and links to unsafe external sites. With this application, you can easily see which links in your News Feed are unsafe for you or your friends to click on. From the scan results page you can click through to view detailed site rating analysis on the Norton Safe Web site. You can also “Enable Auto-Scan” button on the scan summary page to have Safe Web check your News Feed for malicious links every hour and notify you if unsafe links are found. The other good thing is that Norton Safe Web for Facebook looks up the full URL for each shortened URL and checks its site rating.

Norton Safe Web for Facebook – http://apps.facebook.com/nortonsafeweb/

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