Don’t click on that porn video shared by a Facebook friend: it may be MALWARE

Malware is software that’s designed to take unwanted actions on your behalf. This software can collect info from your account, send status updates or messages that look like they’re from you, or cover your account with ads that crash your computer. If you think you have malware on your computer, we can help you try to clean it up.

Using your desktop computer, follow these 4 steps:

  1. Change your Facebook password.
  2. Scan your computer. Sometimes one virus scan might not be able to fix the problem, so we’ve partnered with F-Secure, Trend Micro and Microsoft to help. Even if you already have anti-virus software on your computer, we recommend using our free scanners too:
  3. Upgrade your computer’s browser. Current versions of browsers have built-in security protection. Facebook supports:
  4. Remove any suspicious browser add-ons.

Often when you have malware your account is used to like many Pages and follow a lot of people on Facebook. We recommend reviewing your recent account activity from your activity log. From here, you can delete anything you didn’t mean to post and unfollow any people or Pages you didn’t mean to follow.

Original Article appeared on Facebook Help Center

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