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New Version of ESET Social Media Scanner in BETA - Now With Protection for Twitter

Created: 2013-09-04 00:00:00

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record of 10 years consecutive VB100 awards for its award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, encourages Facebook and Twitter users to try out the new version of its social media security product ESET® Social Media Scanner, now in BETA testing. The enhanced product monitors and keeps the user and their friends’ social network accounts away from threats. Apart from better scanning of Facebook it comes with protection extended to Twitter. A part of the tool is the Security Center which displays the current privacy level on Facebook and Twitter and suggests changes in privacy settings. All improvements are part of account.

“ESET enhanced its free security product launched at the beginning of 2013 to maximize protection of users on Facebook – monitoring and keeping the user, their friends and family away from potential threats. We are now extending this protection against malware to Twitter, protecting user’s profile and the ones that follow them which includes scanning the widely used shortened URL links”. says Mario Turner, Product Manager for Cyber Security and Social Media.

The new and improved ESET Social Media Scanner, which is currently in BETA testing, allows the user to choose from on-demand and automatic scans to discover any threats. By creating an account at, the user can manage the protection of their social media profiles and protect an unlimited number of accounts, including those of friends and family.

BETA version of the new ESET Social Media Scanner fully integrates with ESET Smart Security® and ESET NOD32® Antivirus and is managed through the web interface.

For further information visit the BETA product page



About ESET
ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Cracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries. . For more information, visit our local office at

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which includes Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

Version 2 Singapore Pte Ltd is the local office of Version 2 Limited.
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