Facebook is adding more anti-malware protection to its online arsenal.
The company announced on Wednesday a new partnership with ESET that will add the security vendor’s software directly into the social network’s abuse detection and prevention systems.
ESET is the third such vendor used by Facebook to fight malware — malicious software that hides behind tempting but bogus links or on similarly trumped up websites. In May, the company formed similar partnerships with F-Secure and Trend Micro to protect Facebook users from such malicious links and content.
“A larger number of providers increases the chances that malware will get caught and cleaned up, which will help people on Facebook keep their information more secure,” Facebook said in a post. “Together, these three systems will help us block malicious links and harmful sites from populating the News Feeds and Messages of the 1.35 billion people who use Facebook.”
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