"Check out this video, ehat are you doing in it?"
Carelessness got the best of me so I clicked it (damn I'm so gullible ). The link loaded what looks like a "normal" Facebook page & a "Flash player update" pop up came up saying I should not interrupt the update & let it finish. It did finish but no video. This alarmed me so I did a Google search & several results even had links to threads here in bleepingcomputer... from a year ago! What's more agitating is that I read this thing started infecting people's Facebook accounts as early as 2008, damn I was attacked by something three years old & on a seemingly "safe" place to boot!? 0_0 And what's even more annoying (and kind of funny too) is that I only have 28 friends on there... yes 28 as I'm not friend whore or Social Networking whore.
That said, I again realized that my stupidity got the best of me again.
I immediately started virus & malware scans using AVG finding no dangerous objects then malwarebytes which also found nothing. My instincts told me to go into Safe Mode & redo the scans, still nothing so I reboot back into normal mode & thankfully no symptoms like fakeAV popups or altered/changed desktop wallpaper or browser redirection or blocked AV sites (a sigh of relief... well maybe not)
Immediately I logged in here to seek advice as well as ask for added bad stuff detection and clean up procedures as I would never dare to do more radical virii/malware detection as you so have adviced in the many "introductory" & tips sticky topics on this forum.
OK so I did a little more reading around & according to this discussion thread on Facebook's Security page:
The thing is a Facebook app., so does this mean it only "installed" itself on my Facebook profile or did I get it in my system as well?
Edited by CahosRahneVeloza, 09 March 2011 - 04:02 AM.