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No you have not gone Viral: It’s A Trap!

We here at ITL have spoken about security and online safety in the past, Today We wish to address the recent   outbreak of a nasty Facebook virus, once clicked This virus will:

Download a malicious piece of software called a Keylogger, see example below.


What is a keylogger?

“Keystroke logging, often referred to as keylogging or keyboard capturing, is the action of recording the keys struck on a keyboard. Typically covertly, so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored. ”

What This Means?

1. This Virus has the ability to compromise your Facebook account post on your wall and in messages posing as you or your friends.

2. Steal  your financial and other personal data

How to avoid?

Don’t click on links, even from friends.
Verify ALL URL’s via address bar.
Most Legitimate websites with video content now use HTML5 and do not require any external applications  for proper playback.
Let’s be brutally honest, you will most likely NEVER be in a viral video or photo!

How to Clean up

Install and Run Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK):

Double click EmergencyKitScanner.exe to install EEK
When the installation of EEK is complete the Emergency Kit scanner will run.
NOTE: Make sure to enable PUPs detection.
Click “Yes” to Update Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Under “Scan” click-on “Custom scan.”

download, install, update and do a Threat Scan with Malwarebytes

Once you have preformed the scans and are sure you system is reasonably clean

follow Facebook’s help page for hacked accounts using the help link search the keyword “hacked”

Help a compromised friend

go to your friends account
click the “”  on the page
Click  “Report
Click ‘I want to help (friend name)”
Click “I think  someone else is using his/her account
Click ” make aware

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