How to eliminate a virus from Facebook: 9 steps (with pictures)

How to eliminate a virus from Facebook: 9 steps (with pictures)
How to eliminate a virus from Facebook: 9 steps (with pictures)

Someone is having fun hacking accounts and sending viruses to people on Facebook. Protect yourself !


Step 1. To rule out the possibility of your account being hacked, the easiest / quickest solution is to just change your Facebook password

Step 2. If you have ever had to sign in to Facebook on your mobile device, sign back in on your phone and make sure to sign out completely

It is not enough to click on the logout button. Wait for the confirmation screen to appear even if it takes a long time. If you don't see the confirmation screen, then you are still logged in and anyone who wants to access your account will not need your password.

Step 3. Changing your password would solve the problem

If you continue to receive alerts from others telling you that they have received the same type of message, you may have a virus on your system that is accessing your Facebook even when you change your password. Here are some tips to try to clean up your system. Note that this will take about an hour or more. Do it in that order.

Step 4. Clear your internet cache / history / temporary internet files folder, selecting all the items you can delete

Step 5. Go to this link


Allow installation of all ActiveX controls. Run the scan. It may take up to 45 minutes. Copy / paste the full names of all virus files found and delete them manually. This can include resets or secure mode logins. Delete all files, if you find any.

Step 7. Go to this link and download the CCleaner software

Install it and run "cleaner" and "registry". If you have security questions for your online banking or whatever, make sure you know the answers before you run, as you may be prompted to answer them again.

Step 8. Change the Facebook password again after the first 3 steps

If you change it first, it won't solve the problem.

Step 9. If you do all of this 100%, but it still does not correct the problem, go back to the date you think the virus was first installed on your system and do a system restore with one of the backups. prior to that date

Find a restore point about a week before this date. In XP, enter Start / Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore. In Vista, click the Start button. Then in the Start search bar, type "system" then you will see "System Restore" appear in the search list.

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