Facebook Messenger Computer Virus
The scams keep coming! And this time, I almost got caught. The Facebook Chat Virus or, Facebook Messenger Computer Virus, is where a friend’s account sends you what looks like an innocent and fun link, yet when you click on this, you are in the crosshairs of an evil trojan ready to be loaded to your computer. It tells you that you need to update your video codec and that installation is quick and easy – but don’t do it! It’s malware that will mess your computer up in no time. First – stop and don’t download anything. Next, tell your friend that their account has been hacked and that they need to do a security check on their facebook account. The infected user’s Facebook account is then compromised and used to send more malware to the user’s friends, and the vicious circle continues.