May 232012
 

h/t pamm

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: The pop-up window, used for person-to-person chat, pops up with a message from a ‘friend’ which links to an innnocent looking website

~ WHY do his eyes look so evil/alien?!

*Fake link directs users to download infected software

* Overrides protective software

* Deletes anti-virus software instantly

A new computer virus is spreading via the chat window on Facebook.

The pop-up window, used for person-to-person chat, pops up with a message from a ‘friend’ which links to an innnocent looking website.

Clicking the link instantly infects your PC with the virus, labelled Steckt.Evl by discoverers Trend Micro.

The virus instantly disables and removes anti-virus software, then spreads itself by opening chat windows on the Facebook friends of the user.

‘The worm propagates via instant messaging applications and social networking sites,’ says security experts Trend Micro which uncovered the new threat.

‘The instant message it sends is a link that downloads a copy of itself.’

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