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.
The 2010 AV Suite award season has ended and the results are:
- Panda Antivirus Pro 2010: 4 Stars. PCWorld, USA.
- Panda Internet Security 2010: 4 Stars. PCWorld, USA.
- Panda Internet Security 2010: 91% Score. alatest.com Review Aggregator, USA.
- Panda Cloud Antivirus: 4 Stars Editor’s Rating. cnet, USA.
- Panda Cloud Antivirus: Editor’s Choice Award & 4 Stars. PCMag, USA.
- Panda Global Protection 2009: Best Software Solution. Byte, Spain.
- Panda GateDefender: Best IT security hardware. Comunicaciones Hoy, Spain.
- Retail Range: Best Security Software Award. Muy Computer, Spain.
- Panda Global Protection 2010: Editor’s Choice. Computer Magazine, Italy.
- Panda Global Protection 2010: Total Security. TCN, Spain.
- Panda Internet Security 2010: 5 Stars and Seal of Excellence. PC Security Labs, China.
- Panda Internet Security 2010: Recommended Product Seal. IT Espresso, Spain.
- Panda Antivirus for Netbooks: Gold Seal. PC Guia, Portugal.
- Panda Internet Security 2009: 5 Stars and Seal of Excellence. PC Security Labs, China.
- Panda GateDefender Integra: Recommended Product Seal. CRN, USA.
- Panda Managed Office Protection: 5 Stars. PC World, Spain.
- Panda Cloud Antivirus: Editor’s Pick. Up to Down, Spain.
- Panda Cloud Antivirus: Excellent, 5/5 stars. Rosoft Download, USA.
- Panda Cloud Antivirus: 5 Stars. Soft Tester, UK.
- Panda Cloud Antivirus 5 Stars. Downloads Café, USA.
- Panda Global Protection: Editor’s Choice. MikroPC, Finland.