Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Facebook chat window being used to spread new virus


A new virus is reportedly spreading across computers through the chat window of the social networking site Facebook.

The pop-up window, used for person to person chat, pops up with a message from a 'friend' which links to an innocent looking website. Clicking on the link immediately infects users computer with virus, labelled
Steckt.Evl by discoveres Trend Micro.

The virus is so powerful that it instantly disables and removes the anti-virus software, then spreads itself by opening chat windows Facebook friends of the user.


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