Facebook App From Norton Security

Symantec has announced its 2011 products that will be available to the public, including of its Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security, which will include Norton Safe Web for Facebook.

To counter evolving social networking threats and help keep consumers secure, Norton is introducing the Norton Safe Web application for Facebook. This free beta application protects computer users by scanning their Facebook news feeds for malicious URLs, allowing them to identify risky sites before clicking through. This is critical because nearly 60 percent of unsafe sites identified by Norton Safe Web are found to contain threats that can infect a PC without requiring the user to download or install files.

Other new tools in the fight against cybercrime that will remain free and address some of today’s trickiest and most prevalent issues related to malware infection and removal include:

  • Norton Power Eraser – This software goes after threats that impersonate legitimate programs, modify browsers or boot screen graphics, and even redirect traffic. Due to their deceptive appearance, users will often times allow the installation of programs that may appear legitimate, but are actually harmful. Sometimes, these "scareware" programs can require special tactics to remove them. Norton Power Eraser, these threats (and others) are specifically targeted, and detected and removed.
  • Norton Bootable Recovery Tool (only available to Norton subscribers) – This tool allows Norton users to boot a PC into a safe state when a system is so deeply infected that it will not properly start up. New this year, the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool wizard automatically creates a CD/DVD/USB bootable device in a quick and easy way.

The Norton Internet Security 2011 beta includes critical features such as Norton Identity Safe which has a new look for 2011, and Norton Safe Web, a Web site rating service that annotates Google, Yahoo! and Bing.com search results with safety and ecommerce ratings.

The Norton Internet Security 2011 beta toolbar rolls all browser protection technologies into a single interface that not only indicates Safe Web ratings, it prevents users from visiting sites which contain malware, browser or media plug-in exploits, phishing attempts, or which have been determined heuristically unsafe.