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New FaceBook Chat virus

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#1 IceBear


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:11 AM

I recently become aware that there is a new virus spreading on FaceBook chat, that behaves almost like the older MSN virus that added virus links in fake chat messages.
I dont have it myself but quite of my friends got it, and I get fake chat messages from them with an included link.

The message looks like this "hehe funny :P:P h**p://apps.facebook.com/youtube**line/photo.php?=671**4255"
(I replaced some of the url with *** for security reasons)

If you click on it, you will be directed to a Facebook page saying: "This photo has been moved to other location. To view this photo click View Photo."
At the same time a download box appears so you can download the fake picture that actually is an EXE-file.
If you run the file, you will get the virus yourself !! DONīT do that !!

I saved two of those files, and scanned them at jutti.org, they gave not exactly the same result.
You can see a picture of the two scans here: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs752.ash1/164370_10150170459479256_671244255_8558013_7324040_n.jpg

Now I would like to know if there is a removal tool for this virus, or should my friends just run ComboFix ?

I can send the files to BleepingComputer to examine if that will help to get an removal tool !

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:48 AM

According to what you posted, Nod32 identifies the malware. Suggest using it's online scanner to find and remove.
Also run a scan with Super Antispyware Free and allow it to remove whatever it finds.
Using ComboFix without expert supervision is a big NONO.

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If your friends still have a problem after using those two programs they can post their problem here in this forum.
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