How to Remove a Post or Comment from Your Facebook Wall

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With the rash of Facebook spam and viruses going around (such as the “Vote for Nicole Santos” spam, and the “Please do your part in PREVENTING SPAM by VERIFYING YOUR ACCOUNT. Click VERIFY MY ACCOUNT right next to comment below to begin the verification process…” spam), it’s important that you know how to remove something that has been posted to your wall (never click on the “Remove this app” or “==VERIFY MY ACCOUNT==” links, those are links intended to trick you into infecting your machine!) Removing a post or comment from your wall is actually very easy. Here’s how to do it:

First, find the post or comment that you wish to remove; here is our demo post:


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Now, just hover your mouse over the post or comment, and an “X” will appear in the upper-right-hand-corner:

 

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Click on that “X”:

 

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And you will get a little drop-down menu allowing you to, among other things, “Remove Post” (and, in this example, allowing us to disallow the app that posted it,

 

 

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Remember, whenever you suspect that a post to your wall contains a malicious link (or, hey, language), always just remove the post from your wall, never click on the link!

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