Facebook's Mandatory Malware Scan Is an Intrusive Mess


        The internet is full of Facebook users frustrated with how the
        company handles malware threats. For nearly four years, people
        have complained about Facebook's anti-malware scan on forums,
        Twitter, Reddit, and on personal blogs. The problems appear to
        have gotten worse recently. While the service used to be
        optional, Facebook now requires it if it flags your device for
        malware. And according to screenshots reviewed by WIRED from
        people recently prompted to run the scan, Facebook also no
        longer allows every user to select what type of device they're
        on, which ostensibly would have prevented what happened to

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Tell Facebook to go screw itself on this one.

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