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Windows 7: Christmas Tree app virus hoax spreads on Facebook


23 Nov 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Christmas Tree app virus hoax spreads on Facebook

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Thousands of Facebook users are warning each other about a Christmas Tree virus said to be spreading in the form of a rogue application on the social network.
The only problem with this warning? It's utterly bogus.



Here's a typical message being shared widely on Facebook:
WARNING!!!!!!.....DO NOT USE THE Christmas tree app. on Facebookplease be advised it will crash your computer. Geek squad says its oneof the WORST trojan-viruses there is and it is spreading quickly.Re-post and let your friends know. THANKS PLEASE REPOST!
Christmas Tree app virus hoax spreads on Facebook | Naked Security

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25 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

PANIC!!! PANIC!!! PANIC!!!

THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!

Just goes to show you that the average spacebook/myface user is a gullible, neophyte, alarmist, with zero skills!
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25 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
PANIC!!! PANIC!!! PANIC!!!

THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!

Just goes to show you that the average spacebook/myface user is a gullible, neophyte, alarmist, with zero skills!
Lol, very true.
Maybe the trees will fall too
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25 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If Geek Squad says it's true then it must be true
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