TrendMicro creates Housecall in partnership with FB

In an effort to protect the billion subscribers of Facebook, TrendMicro has partnered with the famous social network site Facebook to create Trend Micro House Call, a royalty-free security solution which will help detect malware and keep devices secure for Facebook’s more than 1 billion users.


On a daily basis, Facebook gets around 1 Trillion clicks and most of these links are not safe or contains malicious links. The Philippines in particular ranks second in Southeast Asia in clicking malicious links behind Malaysia and still remains a top 2 country of the world with the highest Facebook penetration.

“HouseCall will give Facebook users an additional safeguard against the malicious attacks that interacting online can bring,” said Trend Micro Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Simzer. “We are pleased to partner with one of the world’s leading social media networks to provide a free solution that will help protect the online security and privacy of billions of users.”

Potentially infected users are identified and notified by Facebook with the option to download the free version of HouseCall, which will check for and remove malware. HouseCall will begin its scan on affected accounts of users who choose to download the scanner, and users will be able to continue using Facebook while the scan takes place. Once the scan is complete, a message will alert users if the cleanup was successful or unsuccessful.

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