Tonight I have been getting hundreds of messaged from friends on facebook asking me if i had seen this photo i had been tagged in and then they gave me the link to click, its obviously a dodgy link since its shortened twice, never a good thing. I haven’t clicked to find out exactly what happens but I’m guessing it will ask you to install something or grant access to your facebook.

If you have clicked the link and got the virus first thing to do is download these two programs, one is an antivirus, in 32bit and 64bit versions,  and the other is spyware remover.

Download AVG Antivirus 2011 32-bit (147 MB)

Download AVG Antivirus 2011 64-bit (166 MB)

Download Malwarebytes

Once you’ve installed and run these hopefully you should have no more virus! Obviously I cant be held responsible for what happens on your computer when trying to remove virus, they can be very tricky and sneaky to deal with, so try back up everything first!!

And remember dont click the dodgy looking shortlinks which are most probably the new facebook virus.

ps. the picture is from a message that someone sent to my facebook (which is in swedish :p)

Originally posted 2011-03-26 20:53:19.