'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' Pop-Ups

'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' Pop-Ups Description

The 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' pop-up windows, and new tab that may load on your screen are not to be trusted. The 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' messages are associated with an ongoing technical support tactic, which relies on programs like browser hijackers and adware to deliver misleading information to users and make them call toll-free phone numbers. Con artist operate the 866-201-6850 toll-free phone that we have seen listed on the 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' pop-ups and new tab pages. The 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' messages are not produced by Facebook, and if someone has logged into your account you will receive an email, and you are likely to be invited to verify the ownership of the account. The 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' alerts are designed to scare users into thinking that their social media account is compromised and read:

'We noticed your Facebook account is currently logged in.
OS: Windows 10
IP: [RANDOM IP ADDRESS]
Location: [RANDOM LOCATION]
If you have not authorized this log in. Facebook account
may have been compromised due to a malicious virus.
We strongly suggest you call our Certified Windows Technicians
Toll-free at: 1-866-201-6850'

As mentioned above, the 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' misleading campaign is based on adware and browser hijackers that the users may install with free software packages. The programs that are related to the 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' tend to be packed as browser extensions and run in the system background under the svchost.exe host process. PC users who are infected with adware and browser hijackers might notice that loading Facebook.com via a bookmark and typing the address results in a browser redirect to a fake log-in page. The 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' browser hijackers and adware are known to trigger browser redirects when a user performs certain actions online. It is best to handle free software packages with the 'Advanced' and 'Custom' option as well as scan all downloaded files for potential security threats. If you suspect your account has been breached — contact a Facebook representative via email, live chat and phone. You can remove the programs linked to the 'Facebook Account Is Currently Logged In' technical support tactic with the help of a trusted anti-malware utility.