Facebook Virus Warning

I talked with my brother this morning who works for a fortune 500 company and shared with me that his laptop was infected and near crashing after opening a file from one of his Facebook friends. He mentioned that a co-worker’s PC was completely wiped out and the hard drive needed to be re-imaged. His co-worker lost two years worth of data.

Apparently, the virus is spread by dispersing an infected attachment through a Facebook users address book.

This is pretty basic stuff, but you should never open an attachment unless you know it’s coming from a trusted source. Just because a friend on Facebook sends you an attachment does not mean that it is safe to open. If possible, scan all of your attachments before attempting to open them.

Are you a Facebook user? Has your computer been infected by opening an attachment or do you have a friend that got a computer virus from opening up an attachment that came from a facebook friend?

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