Ethereum layer-2 chain, Polygon, has teamed up with De.Fi to incorporate the latter’s antivirus into its ecosystem, offering a DeFi suite of security tools that, in theory, can protect against common crypto exploits. These tools address issues such as phishing, smart contract vulnerabilities, and blind signing, among other things, improving the safety and security of transactions on the Polygon network. The antivirus consists of two separate tools: De.Fi Shield, which acts as a traditional antivirus by scanning downloaded files on users’ PCs and smart contract approvals in their wallets; and the De.Fi Scanner, which acts as a due diligence tool enabling users to assess the security levels of NFTs, tokens, or staking vaults before engaging with them. While Web3 antivirus is considered relatively new, it helps counter security breaches or hacking incidents and enables users to make informed decisions about security and steer clear of high-risk behaviour. Since scams and hacks are at an all-time high, the need for protection is essential.