Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

are there Facebook viruses?


  • Please log in to reply

#1
JJR96x

JJR96x

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
My friend told me about a facebook virus going around. I got worried and haven't been on Facebook for a few days, and have been running Malwarebytes constantly to make sure I don't catch anything.
I just downloaded WOT (A firefox add on) to make sure I don't catch anything from a bad site. My question is is the Facebook virus real? And how do I stop it? Should I visit the site anymore? Thank you very much!! :)
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
RKinner

RKinner

    Malware Expert

  • Expert
  • 23,709 posts
  • MVP
Yes there are viruses on Facebook. There are viruses everywhere so you need to be alert.

http://dailycontribu...-facebook/2035/

http://www.wired.com...koobface-virus/

Lately messages have been going around Facebook depicting a link to YouTube and requiring you to download an update. DON'T DO IT! The update is actually a virus that will be implanted in your computer.

What antivirus do you have? If your current antivirus is not a paid up subscription you should dump it and install the free Avast
http://www.avast.com...avast-home.html


Also try the free winpatrol 2010
http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

It's a small program that will sit in your systray and warn you if something tries to make changes to your system.

Ron
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP