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funnytim
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PostSubject: Why does my facebook send out random messages?   Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:24 pm

Q: My facebook has been acting weird. It sends out random messages without me knowing, etc. What should I do?


A: If you have tried changing your passwords and it still happens, chances are your computer has been infected with the Facebook virus "Knoobface" worm which has been going around.

If you can get access to another computer, please use that computer immediately to change your facebook password. Then, DO NOT logon to facebook on the infected computer until it has been disinfected.

Please run a anti-malware scan using any antivirus programs you may have, in addition to http://housecall.trendmicro.com . If it finds any infections, delete them all.

Then try logging into facebook and monitor your account for the next few days to see if the "weird behaviour" continues.

If it does then further action will be needed to disinfect your computer.

N.B. To be on the safe side you could also consider changing all your password on any and every passwords you have entered using the infected computer.
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PostSubject: Re: Why does my facebook send out random messages?   Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:18 pm

Hi I have my IE acting weird is this possible to be the facebook worm, it opens random windows on IE with facebook but I can't close 4 or 5 of them. Is this part of it but the weird thing its only every few mins and only on IE I have facebook on safari and its works fine. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Why does my facebook send out random messages?   Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:26 pm

So your saying everytime you go on facebook using IE it opens random windows? Whats the stuff in the IE windows? (Eg. Another facebook window, random ads, etc)?
And does it happen with other sites?

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PostSubject: Re: Why does my facebook send out random messages?   Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:24 pm

Hi thanks for answering. I fix the problem no big deal but it got me scared because every min a new IE window pop up with the facebook homepage. I think it was more then 20 but I just could not close 4 or 5 windows I was currently on safari and I did not see a problem with facebook so I restarted the computer its fine now, my guess is that I click the facebook button on the toolbar to many times because my internet shut down and when it came back it replied with all these windows. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Why does my facebook send out random messages?   Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:07 pm

My facebook and mozilla just got hi-jackd...!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Why does my facebook send out random messages?   Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:37 am

Hi Kohlfyre and welcome to the forum,

If you require assistance please make a new topic in the appropriate forum category, as we will be able to better assist you that way.

Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Why does my facebook send out random messages?   Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:33 am

Kohlfyre wrote:
My facebook and mozilla just got hi-jackd...!!!!!!

Hi; if you maybe start your own new thread in the Computing Section

http://tsnf2.users-board.net/computer-qas-f6/

we can see how we can help you? Maybe also tell us your windows version and what your installed anitvirus program is , plus what other protection programs you have on board and when you last ran full scans with then? bounce
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