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Accidentally typed ''Facebook.cm'', am I gonna get a virus?


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#1 Ryuxxerino

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:45 AM

Hello everybody!
So yesterday I accidentally typed ''facebook.cm'' instead of ''com'', and it sent me to this weird website, then I tried to go facebook on the same page with ''cm'' and it wouldn't let me go there, so I simply closed the page. I started panicking and downloaded Comodo for a full pc analysis.
There was no signs of virus on my pc, but I'm still worried about this lol

You guys know anything about this?

Have a nice day!



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:05 PM

Did you try to login to the weird website with your facebook account details? If so log in to real facebook and immediately change your password. Otherwise you are probably ok. Domain squatting (crooks using a domain deliberately similar to a very widely used one, for example they might create pages like a bank's website but with a few characters different in the address) is common but as long as you didn't enter details you are probably ok. It is possible for malware to be on the fake domain, and some kinds can infect a computer without needing user interaction, others may create pop ups claiming that, for example, flash player needs updating and direct you to a site where you are tricked into downloading a virus pretending to be, for example, flash player, but as you have run a scan and found nothing infection is unlikely. You are probably ok. To be more sure you might try using malwarebytes, the free non-realtime scanner version can be downloaded from bleeping computer's downloads section or from https://www.malwarebytes.com/ this will give you a second opinion scan so you can be more confident that you are uninfected.
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#3 Ryuxxerino

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:49 PM

No, I didn't put any passwords or emails on that website, I have scanned with MWB, Avast, AVG, nothing so far.
I don't get this paranoic on this stuff, but when I read about the ''.cm'' domains and that those were malicious, I just thought that entering a ''cm'' domain would instantly give me some sort of spyware or malware.
​Thanks alot tho!

Did you try to login to the weird website with your facebook account details? If so log in to real facebook and immediately change your password. Otherwise you are probably ok. Domain squatting (crooks using a domain deliberately similar to a very widely used one, for example they might create pages like a bank's website but with a few characters different in the address) is common but as long as you didn't enter details you are probably ok. It is possible for malware to be on the fake domain, and some kinds can infect a computer without needing user interaction, others may create pop ups claiming that, for example, flash player needs updating and direct you to a site where you are tricked into downloading a virus pretending to be, for example, flash player, but as you have run a scan and found nothing infection is unlikely. You are probably ok. To be more sure you might try using malwarebytes, the free non-realtime scanner version can be downloaded from bleeping computer's downloads section or from https://www.malwarebytes.com/ this will give you a second opinion scan so you can be more confident that you are uninfected.

 



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

There are number of web resources (URL Link Scanners which can be used to check suspicious/unfamiliar sites or get second opinions.virustotal.com shows the site as suspicious or phishing by two security vendors.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:10 AM

I was curious to see what happens, I typed facebook.cm and it redirected to some other website. It was like a social networking website. However I closed it immediately. Taking precautionary measures is good step but I think it won't harm the pc unless you click any links on it.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:01 AM

I think you at least have the notion that something could happen I cannot laugh to paranoia because everywhere you turn its one scam after another, not that it doesnt exist in the real world, where you are able to gauge the situation by observing, here everything is more or less similar.






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