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Facebook Virus?

RichyRichy Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I just got a Facebook chat message. The weird thing is, I never use Facebook chat, and normally leave it offline. What's weirder is, the person was replying to a message that was sent from my account, but which I didn't send.

(Friend's name), Can you plz do me a favor and take thistest real quick http://www.FACE-BOOK-FRIENDS.INFO/ and tell me ur score..

WTF is that? Do I have some kind of Facebook virus? I've tried Googling for this message and found nothing.

Also, I haven't installed any new apps in a very long time. I've checked my app list and there's nothing odd on there.

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  • theclamtheclam Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Your friend probably got his account hacked.

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    theclam wrote: »
    Your friend probably got his account hacked.
    Then how come I can see the fake-message from me in my chat history?

    I checked a half-dozen other contacts at random, and none seemed to have that message.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Richy wrote: »
    theclam wrote: »
    Your friend probably got his account hacked.
    Then how come I can see the fake-message from me in my chat history?

    I checked a half-dozen other contacts at random, and none seemed to have that message.

    what is the fake message?

    I have been seeing these things recently, they hark back to the old AIM chat viruses that used to go around. Basically don't click on random links people send you unless you know they are actually there.

    You haven't given me a reason to steer clear of you!
  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    theclam wrote: »
    Your friend probably got his account hacked.
    Then how come I can see the fake-message from me in my chat history?

    I checked a half-dozen other contacts at random, and none seemed to have that message.

    what is the fake message?

    I have been seeing these things recently, they hark back to the old AIM chat viruses that used to go around. Basically don't click on random links people send you unless you know they are actually there.

    The fake message sent from my account is the one I had in the OP:
    (Friend's name), Can you plz do me a favor and take thistest real quick http://www.FACE-BOOK-FRIENDS.INFO/ and tell me ur score..

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  • DerrickDerrick Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I hope you're intelligent enough to not use the actual link in your posts that the virus is spreading.

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Derrick wrote: »
    I hope you're intelligent enough to not use the actual link in your posts that the virus is spreading.
    lol, of course I don't.

    But my friend replied asking me what the link was because she had clicked it and the page didn't work.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Richy wrote: »
    Derrick wrote: »
    I hope you're intelligent enough to not use the actual link in your posts that the virus is spreading.
    lol, of course I don't.

    But my friend replied asking me what the link was because she had clicked it and the page didn't work.

    yeah, you didn't try one of those "install xyz app and get free farmville stuff" or "install whatever and see this thing you might think is interesting" things did you?

    You haven't given me a reason to steer clear of you!
  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread King of the Forest Camphor TreeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    Derrick wrote: »
    I hope you're intelligent enough to not use the actual link in your posts that the virus is spreading.
    lol, of course I don't.

    But my friend replied asking me what the link was because she had clicked it and the page didn't work.

    yeah, you didn't try one of those "install xyz app and get free farmville stuff" or "install whatever and see this thing you might think is interesting" things did you?
    Or clicked on one of those externally-linking "like" pages?

  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Makershot wrote: »
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    Derrick wrote: »
    I hope you're intelligent enough to not use the actual link in your posts that the virus is spreading.
    lol, of course I don't.

    But my friend replied asking me what the link was because she had clicked it and the page didn't work.

    yeah, you didn't try one of those "install xyz app and get free farmville stuff" or "install whatever and see this thing you might think is interesting" things did you?
    Or clicked on one of those externally-linking "like" pages?

    No and no.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Change your password and make sure you remove all apps that have permission to post on your account. I had a virus going around that went to every single one of my friends and told them about some amazing facebook giveaway or some bullshit.

    After changing my password and removing almost all apps it seemed to go away.

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dammit, another friend just messaged me to tell me he received a similar message from my account:
    hey (friend's name), I just scored 115 on this quiz http://www.FACE-BOOK-IQ-TEST.INFO/, Tell me what you get

    I'm going to try changing my password like urahonky recommended, and remove a bunch of applications.

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  • spacerobotspacerobot Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Someone I never talk to sent me a facebook chat message that was basically the exact same thing. I said I would take the quiz, and then told them I got a score of 90 (I didn't actually click the link), just to see if the person on the other side would respond. They never did.

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