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#1 SDunn1

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Last night I received a Facebook friend request from someone I don't know. I did not accept it but clicked on the name to check them out as I always do to see if I MAY know them. When I did it was pornographic pictures. I quickly left the profile but I could not get back to the home page to log off. I tried from my iphone, ipad and finally my home computer. I did manage to log off from the home computer. Today, the friend request has vanished and I changed my password. I have run Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials scans and both say clear. However, I keep getting the busy "circle" on my home computer next to the mouse arrow. It comes on and off continuously like something is running in the background. I don't know what to do but I want to make sure my computer is really clean. Please tell me what to do. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!


HP H8-1020
Intel®Core™ i7-2600S CPU @2.80GHz 2.80 GHz
RAM 8.00 GB
64 Bit

Windows 7 Home Premium 2009
Service Pack 1

Please let me know if you need anymore information. Thanks so much again!

Edited by SDunn1, 20 November 2012 - 02:17 PM.


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#2 scurvychef

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

I would be more concerned about the security of your Facebook account than a virus to be honest with you. Report the suspicious activity to FB admins to ensure that no one is hijacking your account.

I have had a couple shady encounters with FB, more and more these days, You were smart to change your password, I would change the passwords of any linked accounts. Such as Emails that you use with FB. (just to be sure!)

Good Luck!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Scurvychef,
Thanks so much. I was trying to find how to report to FB. It doesn't seem easy to do, lol. I appreciate your information and will definitely change the password on the linked email account, which is not my home email. I set up a separate yahoo email account for FB.
Take care and thanks!




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