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Victimized by Koobface Virus, but not experiencing any nasty symptom

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#1 CahosRahneVeloza


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:42 AM

I logged in to my Facebook account about two hours ago & the first thing I noticed was a Facebook chat/messenger message from one of my Facebook contacts saying that...

"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.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:29 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic384227.html

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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