How to Remove Facebook Virus Completely

Top 2 Ways to Remove Facebook Virus

January 10, 2017 23:30:05 / Posted by Michael Eric to Online Website
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Does your Facebook account start sharing suspicious links to all your friends over chat or your account keeps posting some disgusting porn videos on your timeline? That's because your account has been attacked with virus. After being hacked, the first thing you need to do is to change the password of your account, and then you need to get rid of virus from your facebook as soon as possible. In this post, we'll tell you how to remove Facebook virus/spam in details, please read on.

Way 1: Remove Facebook Virus by Changing the Facebook App Setting

To remove Facebook virus. First, you need to do is delete your browser history and cookies, then delete those apps installed you do not trust. Here's what you can try:

  • Step 1: Go to History>Clear all browsing data>check all boxes and delete your complete browser history
  • Step 2: After that you need to login to your Facebook account, then head to Settings, click on "Apps" option at the left side of the page.

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  • Step 3: Remove extra and spam apps you do not trust by hitting X icon on Apps, Websites and Plugins option.

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  • Step 4: or you can click on Edit button, Select Disable to protect your account from unauthorized access of third party apps. After having done that, your account is secured from virus.

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Way 2: Delete Facebook Virus by Installing Antivirus Software

You can also get rid of Facebook virus from your PC by installing a profession antivirus program to ensure the information security of you account, here's how:

  • Step 1: Restart your computer in "Safe Mode." Press the "F8" key repeatedly during startup until you get to the Boot Menu. Use the arrow keys to select "Safe Mode." And press the "Enter" key.

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  • Step 2:Run "Task Manager" by hitting "Ctrl"+"Alt"+"Delete" keys. Click on the "Processes" tab. Scroll down to find any suspicious process that has the word "Facebook" or "face" or "koobface" in it. Select such processes by single-clicking, then click the "End Process" button at the bottom.

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  • Step 3: Install an antivirus program. AVG, Avast, Avira and Norton are some of the many brands that offer free trial editions and in some cases, even free versions.
  • Step 4: Run a complete scan of your computer. Your antivirus program should be able to detect and remove any Facebook related virus that may have entered your system. Repeat this step at least two times a week to secure your computer and Facebook account from viral attacks.

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