Facebook is currently experiencing a massive surge is fake virus warnings. The fake warning is distributed via email and users are forwarding it or publishing it on Facebook walls, thereby further spreading the hoax. The text of the fake warning reads as follows:
ALERT >>>>> Has your Facebook been running slow lately? Go to “Settings” and select “application settings”, change the dropdown box to “added to profile”. If you see one in there called “un named app” delete it… Its an internal spybot. Pass it on. about a minute ago….i checked and it was on mine.
There is no associated link, but if users search the Web for more information, they will encounter numerous malicious websites designed to download fake antiviruses.
The fake antivirus (or rogueware) in this case is cold LivePcCare.
Panda have urged Facebook users not to help spread this fake AV rumour. To make sure that you system isn’t infect you can go to our free tools page.