Attention Facebook users, scammers and data thieves on the offensive. Reckless clicking may result in your account being blocked, data being lost, or a paid SMS service being purchased. We advise you on how to avoid threats. [FACEBOOK, WIRUSY, JAK URATOWAĆ KONTO]
Readers inform us about news they receive on Facebook and Messenger. Messages are sent by people from friends, more specifically by applications that send such messages without the knowledge of Facebook users. This happens when the account has been infected and the user has clicked on the link that spreads the malware. Most of these viruses hide in links with outrageous content.
Almost all of us on Facebook have seen posts like "You will not believe what she did at her bachelor party" or anything like that. The catchy title is followed by the most censored photo. If you click on it, a sharp movie is displayed. This is not the case . ̵
A message or a post from a friend
There are other Facebook activities that are the result of malicious software activity. This messages from friends with the information that someone has changed our photos . "Hello, I do not know if you know http://4g831.9ou.info from this page, but someone uploaded your converted photo from fb 🙁 Weak action is better to do something about it." differ from the specified ). The content of the message may vary, but there is always a link to the page with the alleged photos.
Do not click but warn a friend
So, when we receive a message from a friend that someone has changed our photos, let them ignore us and let the friend know that his account is infected. Let us do it in person or over the phone – by sending a message to a friend that he is sending malicious links, a burglar, or an application, he will most likely remove our warning.
Virus that does not
Yet another piece of information that came into circulation again Facebook (the first such information appeared two years ago), there is a message about a warning of a virus that is using the video is associated with the title "Sonia Sisowns Rahul" .
Internet users warn each other against clicking on a video with this title because the virus is being installed on the user's mobile phone. The message of the virus should be spread on the radio. That's not true. The video is not infected and most likely never got infected.
Infected account? There is a way to do this.
But what if our account got infected? There are hints for this. The following information can be found in the Facebook Help Center:
Malware is a malicious application or file that attempts to access a computer or an Internet account, such as a Facebook account. If your device has been infected, malware on your behalf may collect information and cause side effects (eg, publish spam on the timeline).
If we determine that your device has been infected with malware, we will notify you and ask you to scan a computer or mobile device.
Getting to Know the Symptoms of Malware
Harmful software can infect your computer or mobile device (eg laptop, smartphone) and your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.). These are some signs that your device may be infected with malware:
- Your account is posting spam or sending unwanted messages.
- Strange or suspicious logon locations appear in the account history.
- The activity log shows messages or posts you've forgotten to send.
On a computer or mobile
- Applications run slower or longer than usual and perform tasks.
- They notice new applications, but do not remember that they were installed.
- Strange pop-up windows or ads appear without opening the web browser.
In a Web Browser
- There are strange pop-up windows or ads that have not appeared before.
- Your search engine or page has changed and you do not remember changing it.
If malware appears on your computer or mobile device, remove it as soon as possible to protect yourself.
Protect Your Account Against Malware
Most malware from a computer or mobile device can be removed as follows:
Scan your device. Our partners offer a variety of tools to help you scan and clean a computer or mobile device:
Clear web browser. You can remove suspicious browser add-ons or undo recent changes in your web browser's settings. If you're using a Chrome browser, download the Chrome Cleanup Tool to remove malware.
Update your web browser. Using the latest version of the web browser will ensure that you receive the latest security updates. Browsers that work with Facebook:
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
A malware-infected account is often used to monitor unwanted people and websites. Review the activity log and delete posts and pages that you did not like.