Facebook Change Color Virus

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Since Facebook is one of the biggest social networking platforms in the world, there are a lot of online scams that are related to it. Facebook Change Color Virus is one of them, and this cyber threat manifests itself in a form a message that you supposedly have received from one of your friends. The message offers you to change the default color of your Facebook profile. Since there are several major colors, there is a separate Facebook Change Color Virus for each of them, but the point is that you have to ignore this message, because the default blue color of Facebook is a trademark and it cannot be modified.

Since there are several versions of Facebook Change Color Virus, there are several different types of messages that get delivered to your inbox as well. For example:

Switch to Pink Facebook (Limited Time!)
Say goodbye to the boring blue profile and say hello to the pink profile!!

Switch Your Facebook to 5 Different colors and themes here:

Needless to say that if you click the link embedded in the message you will allow the criminals behind this infection to access your own personal account settings, and you will get infected with Facebook Change Color Virus as well. Fortunately, the infection cannot reach your computer’s system, and it circulates only within Facebook itself, but if you get infected with Facebook Change Color Virus, a set of similar messages are sent out to your friends via your own account, thus ensuring the distribution of this scam.

Facebook Change Color Virus may also be distributing surveys, and most of the time in order to proceed with these surveys you are asked to give the application the permission to access your personal account data. These surveys are created to help the people behind them make money each time you click something on them, and there is nothing in it for you, so stay away from anything Facebook Change Color Virus might encourage you to do.

You are recommended to check your computer with SpyHunter free scanner in order to make sure that your system is not infected with dangerous threats. Then scan through your Privacy Settings on Facebook and remove all the applications that might probably be responsible for Facebook Change Color Virus. Inform Facebook Help center about the scam too. Finally, change your Facebook password for a stronger one, just in case.

How to access Facebook Privacy Settings

  1. Move mouse cursor to the top right corner and click the gear icon.
  2. Go to Privacy Settings.
  3. Select Apps tab on the left pane.
  4. Check your Apps list and remove any suspicious applications.

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