This is what many Facebook Users have been waiting for: It scans your Facebook Account for Scams, Malware, Spam and Privacy Settings. It will not only alert you of suspicious links but will also inform you which Privacy Settings to change so that you can avoid exposing your private data. The App analyzes your Facebook Privacy and suggests any settings that need to be changed.
It will scan your News Feed for malicious content and give you the option to alert the affected “Friend” about the dangerous content it finds, which in my opinion, is the most important thing to do whenever you find such content from your circle of “Friends” so that it can stop spreading across your social network. Just check out this graphic about the rise of facebook scams – INFOGRAPHICS ABOUT TYPES OF FACEBOOK SCAMS.
Safego is a free Facebook Application from a reputable security outfit called BitDefender.
This App is going to be our recommended method for avoiding scams on Facebook until a better alternative is developed, but rest assured this is an accomplished app that has undergone a long period of testing before being released from Beta as a stable version.
Now go get yourself some protection from the SAFEGO security app for facebook HERE and then follow our STEP-BY-STEP instructions on how to install it on your Facebook Account below:
How to stop Facebook scams for free using the Safego App from BitDefender:
Click “Install App” to start the process. You will be asked to Log in to your Facebook account if you haven’t already done so. Then you will be asked to accept the permissions required for the App, therefore click “Allow” in the screen below:
The App will be installed and you will be presented with the Safego control panel. Here you can click the “Refresh” button to scan your account and the results will be displayed as below:
If you want to access the control panel later on, simply go to your Facebook “News Feed” and it will be listed on the left sidebar, otherwise click on “More” to reveal all your installed Applications as shown below:
Once you can see the installed Application on the left sidebar, click on “BitDefender Safego” to be taken to your control panel. Here you can view any detected infections as well as the last scanned posts. You can use the settings to to allow the Safego App to publish a weekly summary to your Facebook Wall.
At the bottom of the Safego control panel you will see a Privacy Level of your Facebook Account settings rated from Poor to Good. Any settings that require your attention will be listed here too. You can also invite friends to install the App and make your social network of friends more secure. Share this article to do the same thing :)
Finally, there is a “Quick Scan” feature that scans your computer for malware, but although it does a good job of detecting threats on your PC, I found that it does not remove them until you purchase another of BitDefender’s security software. That is just a small marketing ploy and does not diminish the usefulness and obvious need for the Safego App to every Facebook User today.