Facebook has announced plans to integrate anti-malware technologies from security firms Trend Micro and F-Secure into its services, in a bid to help spot and clean infected machines logging in to the service. Facebook software engineer Chetan Gowda announced that the company will offer the technologies to customers in a public blog post. “We’ve worked with F-Secure and Trend Micro to incorporate free anti-malware software downloads directly into our existing abuse detection and prevention systems,” explained Chetan Gowda. “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.” Chetan Gowda said that people can choose to not use the services, but recommended that they heed Facebook’s malware warnings. <more>

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