With the growing popularity of Facebook, social-media malware is also becoming increasingly common on Facebook. It spreads through infected links that people post on their friends’ walls and in their own status updates. This, in turn, infects other people’s News Feeds. Unfortunately majority of Facebook users either unaware of it or don’t care this.

Here is three useful apps from popular security vendors to keep your Facebook profile protected, even when you are not logged in.


1. Bitdefender Safego: This Facebook app protect you from infected links, and close any connections hackers have to your account. It scans items posted on your wall and in your News Feed to ensure they’re clean, and rates your privacy level from ‘poor’ to ‘good’.


2. Norton Safe Web: It scans all the links posted in your News Feed in the last 24 hours and tells you, which are safe to click and which, may be infected with malware. You can either scan your feed manually or turn on the app’s Auto-Scan feature.


3. ESET Social Media Scanner: It continuously checks your profile for infected and suspicious content and keep your Facebook wall, News Feed and messages always clean. If an infection found, you are notified by email, so you can take necessary action.


Final thought: If you are an avid Facebook user, it is recommend using any of these apps to enjoy your online life safe and clean. In addition, all these apps can be shared with friends to protect them, too. Don’t let careless friends compromise your security!


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