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Windows 7: Facebook trojan

02 Dec 2010   #1
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 
Facebook trojan

I need a trojan remover. I have AVAST. I went to my Facebook and went to a help group to ask a question about facebook and first time today I get a Trojan blocked on that group.


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02 Dec 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If the message you received was from Avast then you probably do not need a trojan removal program as avast has done it's job and prevented the trojan on the Facebook page or app from infecting your system.

If you are saying that Avast failed to prevent the download of the trojan then we will need more information to formulate a solution, starting with the name of the trojan
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02 Dec 2010   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

The best thing you can do is to run MalwareBytes and see if it comes up with anything.

As so many FB accounts get hacked you may want to change your E-Mail & Password using the 'Account Settings'. This would involve getting a new E-Mail account but would give the piece of mind that once again only you know the details.


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02 Dec 2010   #4
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If the message you received was from Avast then you probably do not need a trojan removal program as avast has done it's job and prevented the trojan on the Facebook page or app from infecting your system.

If you are saying that Avast failed to prevent the download of the trojan then we will need more information to formulate a solution, starting with the name of the trojan
Yes its a message that pops up on the right hand bottom of the page as trojan horse blocked. So, I shouldn't go to that group anymore then?
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02 Dec 2010   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I wouldn't . I'm not sure of the procedure to report this trojan to facebook or, given their record on security, if reporting it would be effective.

The trojan could be linked to a particular post on FB or the group as a whole, so I would definitely avoid the group until something is done at their end to protect against the threat.

You may also want to perform a full avast scan on your system to confirm that nothing else has got onto your system, just to be sure
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02 Dec 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

If that's the case then Avast is blocking it but i'd be wary of the group.
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02 Dec 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
Yes its a message that pops up on the right hand bottom of the page as trojan horse blocked
Have you told Avast to quarantine the Trojan?
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02 Dec 2010   #8
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
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Yes its a message that pops up on the right hand bottom of the page as trojan horse blocked
Have you told Avast to quarantine the Trojan?
No I haven't? It is not in the virus chest.
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02 Dec 2010   #9
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Open Avast go to maintenance and check if it's in the "Virus chest" if so, you're safe.
Facebook trojan-capture.jpg

You could still run MalwareBytes, that Orbital Shark recommended...just to be sure

-DG


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02 Dec 2010   #10
Rose1

windows Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Open Avast go to maintenance and check if it's in the "Virus chest" if so, you're safe.
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You could still run MalwareBytes, that Orbital Shark recommended...just to be sure

-DG
Its not in there.
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