Dislike Button Spreads Virotrex Virus

If you’ve been reading your friends’ Facebook wall posts, then you might have taken a moment of two to worry about the Virotrex virus. Well, have I got good news for you. So far, not a single legitimate source has reported anything about a virus named Virotrex.

According to inaccurate wall posts spreading through Facebook, you can catch this virus by following links about a dislike button.

The dislike button is a popular concept, but it’s one that Facebook isn’t interested in pursuing. That’s been the case for some time now, and it doesn’t look like the company will change its mind any time soon.

There is a kernel of truth deep inside this story. Deep, deep inside. The dislike button scam is real, but it doesn’t have anything to do with viruses. Instead, most dislike button hoaxes have tricked Fb users into completing online quizzes or falling for clickjacking scams.

These are problematic in themselves, but they are not, by any stretch of the imagination, viruses.

If you have fallen for the dislike scam, don’t waste your time worrying about whatever viruses that you might have caught. Instead, take a few moments to make sure that you haven’t been clickjacked. If you have been, then you will probably find a “like” on your Facebook wall that you don’t remember allowing. That’s what clickjacks do; they spread themselves by tricking your web browser into thinking that you have liked something when you haven’t.

Remove it from your wall and contact Facebook’s security team to alert them of the issue.

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~ by facebookhoaxes on May 19, 2011.

One Response to “Dislike Button Spreads Virotrex Virus”

  1. […] Dislike Button Spreads Virotrex Virus "If you’ve been reading your friends’ Facebook wall posts, then you might have taken a moment of two to worry about the Virotrex virus. Well, have I got good news for you. So far, not a single legitimate source has reported anything about a virus named Virotrex." Zie 'Dislike Button Spreads Virotrex Virus'. […]

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