Facebook Security: Easy Tips for User Privacy

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One of the biggest complaints that people have against Facebook is that their privacy can be compromised at any time. While the entire purpose of Facebook and social networks is to share your updates with friends and family, many people often lose track of where to draw the line. A lot of data breaches that occur over Facebook happen solely due to user negligence. Facebook itself offers several security and privacy features, which many users often overlook. This leads to them ultimately blaming Facebook for security lapses, so in order to combat that, the platform frequently comes out with updates and tools to help people share their information in a secure manner.

facebook privacy basics

The latest in this line of offerings by Facebook is this microsite which talks about Facebook Privacy Basics. This portal is an interactive and helpful tool that promises to give users the knowledge to protect their Facebook security. In this blog post we will share some insights about this portal and how it can help our users stay safe on Facebook.

What others see about you

A lot of people know what it feels like when a friend sees something on Facebook that was not meant for them. This can be embarrassing and in some cases, can even lead to serious problems in personal and professional lives. This section of this portal allows Facebook users to take complete control over what they share on Facebook and who sees what they post.

  • Posts
  • Deleting posts
  • Likes and comments
  • Search
  • Profile
  • Tagging
  • Friend list
  • Account deactivation and deletion

How others interact with you

In this section, the portal describes how others affect the content that you post. If you have ever found yourself tagged in an embarrassing photo that you did not want posted online, then you know what this means. Moreover, you can also change the settings of how others post on your Timeline, you can unfriend troublesome people and you can control Facebook’s recognition of photos or videos that you are in.

  • Timeline
  • Unfriending and blocking
  • Comments and likes
  • Photos and videos I’m in
  • Untagging

What you see

It’s not uncommon to log in to Facebook and be bombarded with ads, company pages and other sponsored posts today. All this extra information or noise can often drown out what’s important. Facebook gives you the ultimate control over what you see when you sign in and this can seriously distort all those dollars that companies spend to get to your eyeballs.

  • News feed
  • Ads

How to keep your account secure

One of the biggest fears of the modern age is the fear of getting your Facebook account hacked. After all, your account is a detailed insight into your likes, comments, people you search for, places you want to visit and several other personal and public data points. So what do you do if your account is compromised? This section details that information and more.

  • Passwords
  • Hacked accounts
  • Login alerts
  • Login approvals
  • Trusted contacts
  • Where you’re logged in
  • Logging out
  • Spam
  • Phishing
  • How you’re protected
  • Information requests

In addition to this, you can also read the Data Policy of Facebook in detail. Over here, you will read about what kinds of information is collected by Facebook and what they do with it. The language here is simple but lengthy so you can always refer to this page from time to time to get an idea about what’s happening to all those clicks that you make.

Additionally, we also recommend that you secure your online presence with tried and trusted antivirus tools. With features like web security, phishing protection and more, these tools also go a long way towards protecting your online identity and privacy.

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sharad
sharad
5 years ago

i can not delete the unwanted post .they can be hide only.how can i delete them.

suraj kumar
suraj kumar
5 years ago

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Akin
Akin
5 years ago

I want to learn more on how to secure my account. Please send it to my e-mail quoted above.

Thanks,
Akin

Potti srinivasa rao yeripilli
Potti srinivasa rao yeripilli
5 years ago

I agree with you . It happens because of the negligence. In order to prevent this one should change the privacy settings. There should be fence around this , i.e., the Quick Heal Anti-Virus. So go for quick heal.

SUSHIL BHARGAVA
SUSHIL BHARGAVA
5 years ago

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Vishal Kadam
Vishal Kadam
5 years ago

Hi,

Today I saw a non relevant notification in my notifications list,
It was from some Rohan chahe on the timeline of Charity Island? and other on the @kit’s Tattoo studio?

I clicked on it and respective pages opened which had porn image being posted by Rohan.
How to get rid off such nuisance?

This is the first time I have seen some non relevant notification coming in.

Regards
Vishal

virandra soni
virandra soni
5 years ago

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Goutam Bhowal
Goutam Bhowal
5 years ago

I have faced a problem with two persons whom I don’t know. They have commented on my post/comment awfully. I have blocked them immediately.

Goutam Bhowal
Goutam Bhowal
5 years ago

some facebook accounts has no identity. probably they denote the profile of another person. it is impossible to guess who is behind those accounts.

prasantabera
prasantabera
5 years ago

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Harry David
Harry David
5 years ago

I often find my mail getting hacked. i am a senior citizen. i do not indulged in the nitty greety of the computer. i am content with just receiving messages from a few good friends.I only pray that the hackers do not play traunt with a simple man like me.

mdsohailkhan29
mdsohailkhan29
5 years ago

Nice

altaf hussain
altaf hussain
5 years ago

sir update kuy nahi hota hai ya to mare farvita hai

rajan samarth
rajan samarth
5 years ago

very nice information, about hacking of account, and phishing .

Thank you Quick Heal.

Brijendra Rawat
Brijendra Rawat
5 years ago

very nice tips for internet users

abhijeet kumar
abhijeet kumar
5 years ago

very nice your advise so thank s yo ok q h

Musa Dahibu
Musa Dahibu
5 years ago

I can’t remember my facebook password. please, help me.
thanks

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  Musa Dahibu

Hi Musa,

Please use the ‘Forgotten your password?’ link available on the login page.

Regards,

suman
suman
5 years ago

can u tell me how can I delete/deactive my facebook account

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  suman

Hi Suman,

To deactivate your account:

– Click the account menu at the top right of any Facebook page.
– Select Settings.
– Click Security in the left column.
– Choose Deactivate your account then follow the steps to confirm.

Regards,

himat solanki
himat solanki
5 years ago

very nice your advise so thank s yo ok
SOFWARE

rajvir
rajvir
5 years ago

sir mera fb acc. hack ho gaya he usme mere name se porn share ho rahi he. or ab mene new acc. banaya usme bhi yahi problem aa rahi he . plz help me & suggest me sir..

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  rajvir

Hi Rajvir,

Please follow the link below to know how to solve this issue:

https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=724177244318124

Regards,

amit kumar verma
amit kumar verma
5 years ago

quickheal is protecting my pc but so not perfectly,,,,give me suggestion

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago

Hi Amit,

Is there any issue that we may help you with?

Regards,

SUBHA MONDAL
SUBHA MONDAL
5 years ago

VERY VERY NICE ANTIVIRUS QUICK HEAL.

RAVI TEJA SAI
RAVI TEJA SAI
5 years ago

HI
I HAVE BOUGHT TWO QUICK HEAL INTERNET SECURITY CD’S AND ACTIVATED WITH ONE EMAIL ONLY. IS THERE ANY PROBLEM BY DOING THIS?OR I HAVE TO GIVE SEPARATE EMAIL ID AND CHANGE THAT

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  RAVI TEJA SAI

Hi Ravi,

You can use the same email id for both the copies.

Regards,

Emmanuel
Emmanuel
5 years ago

Anytime i want to open my Facebook account i will see a notice that it requires cleaning. A suggested av will appear for downloading. I already have quick heal. What do i do?

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  Emmanuel

Hi Emmanuel,

What you are receiving might be a fake notification. Please do not respond to it. Ensure that you are on the genuine Facebook site. Its URL must be https://www.facebook.com/

And we would recommend you to get in touch with our support so that they can analyze the issue at their end:

1. Kindly submit your query at https://bit.ly/Askus
2. You can also contact them at 0-927-22-33-000
3. Alternatively, you can chat with our engineers by visiting https://bit.ly/QHSupport

Regards,

BUDDHI bHATTARAI
BUDDHI bHATTARAI
5 years ago

my pc have not update quickly why? i instaled quickhill 14 last 5 month

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago

Hi Buddhi,

Thanks for writing in. Our support team can help you with this:
1. Kindly submit your query at https://bit.ly/Askus
2. You can also contact them at 0-927-22-33-000
3. Alternatively, you can chat with our engineers by visiting https://bit.ly/QHSupport

Regards,

karthick
karthick
5 years ago

Very nice app to quick heal

riyaz
riyaz
5 years ago

Sir,

How can i change email id of my face book account

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  riyaz

Hi Riyaz,

Please follow the link below for more information on this:
https://www.facebook.com/help

Regards,

ayushman
ayushman
5 years ago

i had quick heal with me but it saved a lot from online hackings

Ravi kumar
Ravi kumar
5 years ago

hello sir how are u please sent latest verson for quick heel urjent

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  Ravi kumar

Hi Ravi,

The latest version of Quick Heal products can be found on our website http://www.quickheal.com

Regards,

mohit tomar
mohit tomar
5 years ago

VERY NICE ANTIVIRUS QUICK HEAL.

BHAVESH SAIYA
BHAVESH SAIYA
5 years ago

nice info i read

chimi
chimi
5 years ago

hello sir,i want my liked pages not to be seen by my friends or any other and third party please give me the entire security n privacy solution

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  chimi

Hi Chimi,

You can select an audience for each section of likes on your About page:

Go to your profile and click About below your cover photo.
Scroll down to your Likes section and click.
Select Edit Privacy.
Click the audience selector to select who can see what you’ve liked in each section.
Click Close.

Regards,

deepak joliya
deepak joliya
5 years ago

Hii sir. mere pc se facebook open nahi ho pa rahi hai.mein jab bhi fb login karna chata hu to “this web page not available btata hai.sir plz help me

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  deepak joliya

Hi Deepak,

Are you using Quick Heal’s Parental Control feature?

Regards,

Naithok
Naithok
5 years ago

Hi l have tried several times in updating quick heal total security and i received the same result of disconnection of internet by remote side.

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  Naithok

Hi Naithok,

Thanks for writing in. Our support team can help you with this:
1. Kindly submit your query at https://bit.ly/Askus
2. You can also contact them at 0-927-22-33-000
3. Alternatively, you can chat with our engineers by visiting https://bit.ly/QHSupport

Regards,

Nawal Kishore
Nawal Kishore
5 years ago

Every day I am asked to update my Quick Heal Antivirus.How my PC becomes unsecured even when I am not using Internet and daily a lot of time is taken to update this already updated antivirus.Is there any procedure to this antivirus updated foe a longer period.

Rajiv Singha
5 years ago
Reply to  Nawal Kishore

Hi Nawal,

Thanks for writing in. Our support team can help you with this:
1. Kindly submit your query at https://bit.ly/Askus
2. You can also contact them at 0-927-22-33-000
3. Alternatively, you can chat with our engineers by visiting https://bit.ly/QHSupport

Regards,

AMINA BASHEER YERIMA
AMINA BASHEER YERIMA
5 years ago

Good

IRFAN MANSURI
IRFAN MANSURI
5 years ago

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro (ver.16) does not Detect “FevbwuJ.exe” Virus, and steel fail to detect a virus that make folders hide in my pen drive…

Kunzang
Kunzang
5 years ago

Is any one kind enough to suggest how to stop getting maleware virus in facebook please. It will be so great, if someone could solved this problem.

bapikrushna
bapikrushna
5 years ago

HL
I want to know how nobody can see my photo which I upload to my timeline expect my friends,many time naked photo are posted on my timeline,so how can I avoid this.

mohit
mohit
4 years ago

hi …. how to secure Facebook privacy?? for ex.
1. go to Facebook login page where u r login.
2.forget your password
3. then click they show ur added email address or phone number for recovery your account….
but my question is how to hide these email or phone by someone trying to be….??

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