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Facebook Users Can Now Start Using Protection

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Facebook virus and spam protection now offered at

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — announced today the availability of the Using Protection service, which protects Facebook users from unwanted spam, viruses or malware posted on their wall. The Using Protection service scans for viruses whenever you view Facebook pages, making it impossible for you to spread them to your friends. The service is priced at 99 cents a month, but is free for the first 30 days and can be cancelled anytime.

About Using Protection

Using Protection is the brainchild of seven time serial entrepreneur, Randy Adams, former engineering head at Adobe, early board member of Yahoo, Internet Division President at Home Shopping and co-founder of

“This year more than two hundred million people will find some form of virus or spam on their Facebook wall and inadvertently spread it to all their friends,” said Adams. “Using Protection blocks these viruses making it impossible for you to infect others.”

Using Protection servers constantly scan Facebook looking for spam and viruses. Once found, they are recorded in Using Protection’s virus database and will be instantly blocked on Using Protection user’s wall.

When Using Protection finds a virus on a users wall, it replaces the link and highlights the posting in red or orange depending on the threat level.

Using Protection is available for Firefox and Internet Explorer users now and will be available for Chrome and Safari users in the near future.

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