Friday, July 15, 2011

Have i infected my computer from opening a facebook scam?

I just stupidly opened up a link on my facebook account about a roller coaster crash, thinking that it was legitimate. I got to the bit where is said about answering a survey, and i thought it was a bit fishy, so i closed it down, and didn't watch the video. Then i got the same link from someone else, and realised it must have been a scam. I just found out on the internet that it is a scam going around, and I was just wondering if anyone knows if that means that my computer is now infected with a virus, and if it is, how would i get rid of it?

thanks

Answer on Have i infected my computer from opening a facebook scam?

Run a virus scan but also a malware scan. Also change your password. And don't be surprised if your friends start telling you that you are spamming them - that happened to a friend who clicked on that roller coaster link but didn't answer the survey, but it started posting that link on all of her friend's pages