Facebook Change Color Virus

Facebook Change Color Virus Description

Type: Browser Hijackers

The Facebook Change Color Virus is one of the many variants of the so-called Facebook Virus, a family of Trojans that affects users of this popular social network. Like the other variants in this malware family, the Facebook Change Color Virus spreads using victims' Facebook contacts and is used to steal valuable information from the victim's computer. As a result of a Facebook Change Color Virus' presence, you may lose control over your Facebook account and your online banking credentials, passwords, and credit card numbers may all be compromised. There is no question, the Facebook Change Color Virus is a severe malware threat that may endanger both your computer and your private data. ESG security analysts strongly recommend the immediate removal of the Facebook Change Color Virus with the help of a strong, reliable anti-malware application.

How the Facebook Change Color Virus is Distributed

Most computer users become infected with the Facebook Change Color Virus after clicking on a link sent out by an infected Facebook friend. As part of its attack, the Facebook Change Color Virus takes over the victim's Facebook account and uses it to send out malicious messages. These messages will contain an embedded link and a text message designed to tempt the victim into clicking on the link. The many variants in the Facebook Change Color Virus family use different tactics to convince computer users to click on this malicious link. Once clicked, the link leads the victim to a malicious website where the victim's computer may be infected with malware. The victim will also be taken to a fake Facebook login page. This phishing website is used to steal computer users' Facebook credentials in order to take over the victim's account.

The Facebook Change Color Virus' Presence on Your PC Means Trouble

The Facebook Change Color Virus variant in this malware family contains a message that claims that the link leads to a Web page where the computer user can change the color of their Facebook page. Many computer users, who are eager to personalize their Facebook layout, will click on the Facebook Change Color Virus' link. The Facebook Change Color Virus has also been associated with an online survey scam which is used to profit by forcing computer users to fill out online surveys that generate affiliate marketing revenue. If your computer has been infected with the Facebook Change Color Virus, change your Facebook password, scan your computer with a strong anti-malware program and notify your Facebook contacts, so they know that they may be at risk.

Technical Information

More Details on Facebook Change Color Virus

The following messages associated with Facebook Change Color Virus were found:
Switch to Pink Facebook (Limited Time!)
(LINK)
Say goodbye to the boring blue profile and say hello to the pink profile!!
Switch to Red Facebook (Limited Time!)
(LINK)
Say goodbye to the boring blue profile and say hello to the red profile!!

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