About malicious software

Malicious software tries to steal personal information and often spreads spam on Facebook through links or downloads.

caretHow did malicious software get on my computer?
Malicious software can be spread through links or downloads, so it's important to never click on a link, install software or follow instructions from sources you don't know.
caretWhy should I clean up malicious software?
If you have malicious software, your account might display unusual behaviour, such as sending large amounts of messages, liking large amounts of Pages and sending friend requests to people you don't know personally. You might also notice slow processing speeds, computer crashes or suspicious browser extensions.
caretHow can I keep my account secure?
  • Watch out for fake Pages and apps/games. Be suspicious of Pages promoting offers that are too good to be true.
  • Don't accept friend requests from people you don't know. Sometimes, scammers will create fake accounts to send friend requests to people.
  • Never give out your login details (e.g. your email address and password).Sometimes, people or Pages will promise you something (e.g. free poker chips) if you share your login details with them.

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