Facebook Fan Check Virus



There’s a rumor going around and a lot of unconfirmed information that a facebook application known as fan check is actually a virus. I’m seeing several claims that if someone becomes a fan of this facebook app (which the page claims is undergoing changes and currently unavailable)… well if someone becomes a fan in the meantime their friends will all be notified of the app, password on the account changed, etc. I’m a bit skeptical at this point because EVERYTHING I see seems 3rd party and I don’t see anyone claiming that THEIR account was compromised. What I DO know is that some of the top search results are known malware attack sites. For instance the second result (which was the top result a few hours ago….


Is eaves.ca/cgi/facebook-fan-check-virus.htm and the page it redirects to pushes the Personal Antivirus download. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Personal Antivirus but it’s one of those rogue antivirus applications that tries to push you into downloading and then buying with all sorts of trumped up virus and problem claims.

So, I don’t know if the fan check virus is legit or not, what I do know is that you need to be cautious with the search results. If you get something pop up offering to scan your pc for viruses close the browser window. Don’t download the scareware that they’re pushing and for heavens sake don’t pay a cent to the companies that push these scare and other slimy tactics.

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