Secure your Twitter account with BitDefender Safego for Twitter

While talking of how to secure your Facebook account, we had talked about BitDefender Safego, which keeps your social networking account safe so that you and your PC don’t get into e-trouble.

BitDefender Safego for Twitter

Now BitDefender has also launched Safego for Twitter. Initially launched for Facebook users, Safego now protects Twitter accounts as well, adding a new dimension to Bitdefender users’ safety on online social platforms.

With Safego for Twitter, BitDefender will now secure your online social interactions on Twitter.

Once you have installed the app, your account is scanned automatically. Notifications concerning possible threats would be sent via direct messages. Here is what Safego for Twitter can help Tweeps with sorting your existing and potential Twitter contacts based on a color code:

  • Red –highly suspicious accounts, which may be spreading malware, spam or may be used for phishing (severe threat)
  • Yellow – accounts that attract followers using spammy or annoying mechanism (moderate threat)
  • Grey – accounts from which no message has been sent for the past 30 days  (low threat)
  • Green – safe accounts

There is also an option to Scan on Demand. Using the Scan on demand function, you can check whether prospective contacts’ accounts are safe before you choose to follow them.

You can if you wish also set it to Scan Private Messages. In this case, Safego will scan your private messages in order to detect spam and malicious links.

This service too, like Facebook Safego, is completely free, I’d strongly recommend that you check it out here. You will have to allow it access to your Twitter account. If you feel, you can always revoke access to it anytime in future via your Twitter Settings > Applictions.

Stay safe! 🙂

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Marc

    Thank you And, this is really neat.

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