Facebook Change Color Virus is a malicious infection that affects Facebook social network. Luckily, it does not get installed on your computer, but that does not mean that your system is safe from outside threats. It is only natural, however, that Facebook seems to get attacked by various spyware and adware scams lately, considering that it is probably the biggest social network in the world. As it can be judged from Facebook Change Color Virus’s name, this infection offers you to change the default blue Facebook color in pink. However, should you click on the link that offers that, your account would get infected with the same scam as well.
Where does Facebook Change Color Virus come from?
This scam spreads through infected accounts by sending itself to all the victim’s contacts, or posting new messages on friends’ walls. In order to avoid this infection it is important to differentiate between a message from a friend and a fake scam message. If you are not sure whether your friend could have really sent a message (the wording of which is totally different from what you are used to), then it would be a good idea to double-check with your friend before opening the message, because you might as well get infected with Facebook Change Color Virus.
What does Facebook Change Color Virus do?
Since the infection travels in the shape of a Facebook message, it displays the following text:
HELLO PINK FACEBOOK!!! And Goodbye BLUE FACEBook
Switch Your Facebook to 5 Different colors and thems here:
Switch to Pink Faceook (Limited Time!)
Say goodbye to the boring blue profile and say hello to the pink profile!!
There are other colors as well, and Facebook Change Color Virus is differentiated according to which color it offer. But not only can they infect your account to make use of it to spread the scam further, it can also distribute various surveys that try to obtain your personal information, and even make money by forcing you to click numerous ads and links.
It goes without saying that you should refrain from clicking the links on these messages, because you could suffer from identity theft, and it could result is various undesirable consequences.
How to remove Facebook Change Color Virus?
Although this infection circulates within Facebook itself, it is always a good idea to run a full system scan with SpyHunter scanner in order to check whether you have any unwanted programs on your PC. Next, you should change your Facebook password, and change your Privacy settings in order to deny applications access to your personal information. You should also contact Facebook Help Center to inform them about the fact that your account has been compromised, and they should solve this problem as soon as possible.
How to access Privacy Settings
- Move mouse cursor to the top right of your screen.
- Click the gear icon and select Privacy Settings.
- Click Apps tab on the left.
- Scan the Apps list and remove unwanted applications.