Things to do when Facebook account infected with virus or worms

There are too many worms spreading now a days on Facebook profiles. Are you safe on Facebook? The questions asked by millions of Facebook users around the world for a while. Not only you, your friends also not safe with Facebook. Today I am taking you into the topic  how to protect your Facebook account from virus, worms and malicious codes.

Short summary of some of the Dangerous Facebook infection worms & virus.

In 2009 Facebook infected with a virus called “KoobFace“This virus spreaded millions of Facebook profiles all over the world. Infections came to your in your inbox with subjects like

–  Prromise me tthat you wwill nnever get cauught agaain.
– Wannna knoow somethiing funny?? You’vve beenn ffilmed!
– Wow

Facebook able to fix these issues on their user profiles very soon before they spread to more profiles.

On February 2010 there came another type of attack to Facebook users by e-mail same as below telling users to change the account agreement by running one application. If you got any e-mail from Facebook team like these please delete that mail immediately.Facebook will never communicate in this way to their users more over  they will never send any attachment with .exe extension.

Dear Facebook user,

Due to Facebook policy changes, all Facebook users must submit a new, updated account agreement, regardless of their original account start date.
Accounts that do not submit the updated account agreement by the deadline will have restricted.

Please unzip the attached file and run “agreement.exe” by double-clicking it.

The Facebook Team

On March 2010 there comes another worm on the form of a message encouraging users to watch some video. The message looked same as below. Once user follows these they will be asked to update their flash player to see the videos once you install that fake flash player the worm take over your profile and send automated post under your name on your friend’s profiles.

I saw this video on google and i think this you!
I saw this video on google and i saw you ha,ha,ha!

Recently there are attempts by cyber criminals to infect Facebook users with fake antivirus programs. These criminals operate by sending fake virus alert warning messages to users via e-mail. Once user goes through the mail they forward or publish this on Facebook wall. It will spread these kinds of viruses. Most of the antivirus companies able to caught this Infection.

The latest Malware found on Facebook is beach babe bearing virus. This malware spreading in the form of messages with bikini videos posted on the walls of Facebook users. The message will be same as shown below

<name>, this is hilarious! lol 😛 😛 😛 Distracting

Beach Babes [HQ] Length: 5:32

Once you click on these video’s it will take you in to a Facebook application including BluRay, Avi Video, Video Wave and 3GP and many more the attacker is so wise that he used different applications. Once you grant permission to run the application it will install an adware on your computer mean while the application will send this videos to your friend’s walls on Facebook.The adware installed on your PC is able to retrieve your personal information from your computer. Most of the Facebook users normally will click on their friend’s videos; the attacker is so wise in spreading the malware in this way.

protection is better than cure so please don’t click on any suspicious -looking links (normally miss spelled words you will get on these links ),even if they’ve been sent or posted by friends.

Steps to do if you are suspecting your Facebook account has been infected with worms.

  1. Change your account password immediately.
  2. Update your PC Antivirus and put full system scan if possible go for an online virus scanning.
  3. Contact Facebook security team via
  4. Get the latest security update from Sophos page on Facebook – you can do this at
  5. There are millions of Facebook security page subscribers but Facebook security team still not able to shield these new attacks. They are trying to disable some Facebook application that attacker used. We can only hope for some good news from them. You can subscribe Facebook official security team at

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