“Sexiest Video Ever” Touted via Facebook Actually Installs Malicious Adware

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A new Facebook malware notice making the rounds is tricking users into installing malicious adware which then causes countless ads to popup on your PC. The malicious Facebook post, which is made to look as if it was posted by one of your Facebook friends, shows a small image (usually of a woman in a mini skirt on an exercise bike), with a link to click, saying “This is without doubt the sexiest video ever!” Don’t be taken in by it!

Users who are unfortunate enough to be tricked by the “sexiest video ever” link are taken to page where they are told that they don’t have the right software to view the video, and that they need to install or upgrade their software. Of course, the installation they are then offered really installs the adware, not a video package to see the purported sexy video.

Says Sophos’ Graham Cluley, “Not only is adware being installed in your computer, but the rogue Facebook application is posting the same message to all of your friends’ accounts. It’s no surprise that your friends might click to watch the movie when it looks to all intents and purposes that you are the person who has sent it to them.”

If it’s too late, and you’ve already clicked through on this virulent scam, be sure to run a good anti-virus software, change your Facebook password, check your Facebook privacy settings and applications, and warn your friends.

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