McAfee Provides Security Software to Facebook Users

McAfee Inc. said it will provide Facebook's 350 million users with a free, six-month subscription to a jointly-developed, custom suite of its security software.

The solution includes McAfee's security software, a special scanning and repair tool and education materials that Facebook will make available to its users.

The agreement spans a one-year time period. After the initial six-month offer expires, Facebook users will be able to purchase the McAfee software at a special discount rate.

Facebook said that it will not profit from its agreement with McAfee. The company said that it is "applying all financial incentives from this partnership to the benefit of its users and will not be taking a share of any revenue from user subscriptions."

Facebook has set up a series of steps its users must follow should their account be compromised, including re-securing the account and learning some best security practices, the companies said.

Custom McAfee technology to clean a user's infected system is included in the process.

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