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  1. New Spamming Menace in Facebook. Here is How You Can Get Rid of it

New Spamming Menace in Facebook. Here is How You Can Get Rid of it

Beware, these posts are spam links and are being automatically generated from affected users' profiles.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 12, 2016 10:28 PM
Beware, these posts are spam links and are being automatically generated from affected users’ profiles. (Reuters) Beware, these posts are spam links and are being automatically generated from affected users’ profiles. (Reuters)

If you have logged into Facebook, you might have witnessed a sudden surge in odd video posts from friend of yours on your or your friends’ timelines. Beware, these posts are spam links and are being automatically generated from affected users’ profiles. Clicking these links will affect your profile and may in turn auto generate similar videos and post them on other people’s profile on your behalf.

It is probably a virus that hacks into your friends’ profile and easily spreads on the social network platform. If you have been affected by the spam, you must delete the posts from your wall immediately, a media report said.

Such virus has also hit Facebook users earlier and have been going on for a few years now. Still a lot of people become victims of such malicious posts auto-generated links could be infected with virus.

To do away with the span from one’s profile, he/she should put up a status or message your friends to alert them about it.

Facebook users can clear their browser website history, cache (temporary internet files), and cookies to remove malicious scripts. And if you use more than one browser to access Facebook, make sure to clean them all.

Lastly, if you use Facebook using desktop, there could be malware on your system that may be spreading the virus. To get rid of that, run a full scan with your anti-virus program. Additionally, many anti-virus programs overlook browser add-ons, so make sure to check your browser add-ons and disable any that are suspicious.

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