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facebook and adware help please
« on: December 17, 2011, 10:44:06 PM »
I get thia when I went to login into fb could avast detect this adware they think I have? I show no threats when I scan??

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 11:14:42 PM »
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By clicking this button, you are agreeing to the McAfee Scan and Repair terms of service.
do not click anything....seems like a fake message


Follow this guide and attach all logs...not copy and paste
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0


Lower left corner > additional options > attach

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 12:22:46 AM »
OK MALWAREBYTES DIDNT FIND ANY THREAT AND I DOWNLOADED OTL AND AVAST CAME UP AND SAID IT WAS OPENING IN THE SAND BOX IS THAT OK?

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 01:25:25 AM »
No, use the drop down list and have it open normally.
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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 02:32:24 AM »
here is the logs wont take a screen capture of disc mgnt but says healthy under all things

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 04:34:52 AM »
here is the other log, is it possible to open fb in the sandbox?

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 09:59:52 AM »
If you open facebox in the sandbox then nothing will be saved to your disc


I can see no apparent sign of malware in the logs

Are you experiencing any problems ?

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 12:59:19 PM »
when I try to log into fb I get the above msg, I ran the avast thourough scan and malwarebytes thorough scan and found nothing, I guess Mcafee has partnered with facebook but I dont see any issues and they are saying otherwise any way to appease them so I can get to my account? I thoght opening the scanner they want me to download in the sandbox so it cant do anything to my system I am out of ideas and upset that I cant get into my acct I do band promotion this is hurting us with Christmas and the release of new cd.

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2011, 01:31:27 PM »
So it will not let you go to your account unless you run it ?

Sounds weird to I.  Yep run it in sandbox

I will check out facebook myself to see if I get it

 

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 01:35:02 PM »
Ok just logged into facebook and did not receive that prompt... But then again I only use it to get malware  ;D

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2011, 02:15:09 PM »
I have several Facebook accounts and have never received that popup
on any of the accounts. It isn't something being offered by Facebook.

The following might be of some help:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-virus-or-account-hacked-heres-how-to-fix-it/5339
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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2011, 02:34:12 PM »
Don't many of these come from so called facebook friends inviting you to visit/join/click sites/others/links, etc. etc. Social Engineering, as mentioned in the OPs first post.

But it is strange that it happens before you actually have logged in. So is there a possibility that it is a misguided legit offer that looks like common social engineering scams (as facebook are in bed with McAfee) ?

http://cageratlr.com/2011/06/06/shame-on-facebook-and-mcafee/
http://siblog.mcafee.com/consumer/mcafee-and-facebook-secure-the-internet
http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/news/2010/q1/20100113-01.aspx

Perhaps there is another push to hoover up more users.
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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2011, 03:12:30 PM »
No as soon as I log in it takes me to the secure your account screen, so how do I open in sandbox and when I open in sandbox can I down load that stupid mcafee thing to scan? I have changed my password, I dont participate in any of the games or apps. I basically post news and vids,
my friend found the following under the facebook security/ help known problems logging in

(((( When I log in to Facebook, I see a message telling me I have a virus and need to scan my computer with McAfee software.

You're seeing this message because we detected suspicious patterns in the way your account was being used. These patterns suggest that you computer might be infected with malware. In order to keep both your account and the files on your computer secure, your computer needs to be scanned and cleaned. Since we partner with McAfee, you can do this for free by logging into Facebook and following the on-screen directions. Learn more about McAfee.
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So my assumption is they are in bed with mcafee so any ideas how to get back into my account??
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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2011, 04:28:14 PM »
Looks like the only way is to give in to the blackmail and run the McAfee scanner

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Re: facebook and adware help please
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 04:44:43 PM »
run in sandbox? otherwise it will conflict right?

 

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