The Facebook “Dislike Button” Virus Scam
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If a link to “activate dislike button” shows up on your Facebook page – do not, Do Not, DO NOT click that link! The scam link, spreading like wildfire, appears as a post on your wall that says “Facebook just added the dislike button! Click on ‘Activate Dislike Button’ below to enable it on your account!” Of course, the FB dislike button is another Facebook scam, carrying with it a Facebook virus and a bonus of malware that it downloads to your computer in the background.

And of course it will always come from one of your friends (infected friends, that is) so you are likely to think “Well, this must be legitimate, because that friend wouldn’t post a virus or scam!”


And that’s just what these Facebook scammers and virus writers are counting on – they are experts at using the social media’s social proof model to their own advantage.

Here’s what it look like:

 

facebook-dislike-button

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4 thoughts on “The Facebook “Dislike Button” Virus Scam
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  1. The function is real, and there are 1000s scripts that allow the deslike button.

    Face has a hidden deslike feature, and the script allows it

    There is no app for that, its just a normal and safe script, so no paranoia and saying its virus/scam without investigating the addon / script.
    the di.slik.es is real and no virus, investigate before making false claims

  2. Hi I installed a button from this site:
    and I need help to uninstall.

    He appears not as an application, or as a download.

    Help me, please!

  3. US Navy vet here and nearing the end of my watch but I want
    to share with you my own 3 SUPER military holidays of the year… Memorial Day, June 6th and Veterans Day. There are
    thousands of grave markers across Normandy that should qualify June 6th as a day of national recognition.

  4. Thanks,
    For the info, I will forward to all my FB friends
    Thanks again for watching out for us
    Eddie

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