Facebook users get 6 months of free anti-virus software

Facebook is teaming up with McAfee and is offering its 350 million or so users six months of McAfee's Internet Security Suite anti-virus software.

Recently Facebook accounts have been subjected to malware that ends up spamming user contacts, and Facebook says that offering this anti-virus and anti-spyware software benefits it as much as it does its users.

Apparently, both companies cited research which stated that as much as 78% of computer users don't have updated virus or spyware protection.