Facebook VIRUS Warning: Do not open your emails if it is unusual
I just got a real Facebook message in my email, AND my facebook inbox from my sister in law that read:
Hey, some jerk has posted your pictures (u understand what kind of pictures are there) and sent a link of them to all ur friends. I have already replied back. Said, that he is an indiot. See the link:
Sent via Facebook Mobile
When you visit the site, it runs an application and I don't know what happens if you install the program, but I am sure it would only harm your computer, and probably send out the same message to all your Facebook Contacts and maybe your email contacts as well.
So be very careful, and do not just go clicking on links sent to you from your friends, rather, try emailing them back and ask them if they wanted to send you something. If a friend just sent you a message a moment ago, chances are they would be online on Facebook Chat. You could quickly ping em and ask them if they meant to send you something or not.
I am not sure if this is a VIRUS, or a TROJAN, but in either case, be very careful and save your computer. Just to make sure you are protected, TAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR COMPUTER NOW to ensure data loss protection.
If you know anything more about this, please post a comment so we could help keep others safe by spreading the word and suggesting solutions and precautions.
What to do if your computer gets hit with Adware, Spyware, Trojan or VIRUS?
If you got late in reaching this post, don't panic. There is still a lot you could do, and this is what I would suggest*:
1. Take a backup of your important files on an external drive.
2. Scan your computer with a reputed product like "Anti-Virus Plus" to see if your computer has been affected or not. (Using the button below you could get "Anti-Virus Plus").
3. Fix your Computer's Registry. Use the below Registry Scanner to scan your registry for errors:
And make sure you spread the word by informing your friends and family about this VIRUS. You can send them to this page by sending them this URL: http://www.raakesh.com/facebook-virus-warning
Your Facebook image and contact has become another online property to secure. Look at specialist like Reputation.com to help you monitor or manage your online presence.
* The above suggestion is based on steps I would take to ensure my computer is safe and protected and those steps, products and techniques have worked for me. I am not an expert at fixing and eliminating computer VIRUS and other malicious programs. I shall not be responsible for any loss, whatsoever, as a result of following these instructions.