Candid Camera Prank video is a virus

@spalladino (17925)
United States
May 26, 2010 1:04pm CST
If you get a message on your wall from a friend that says "this is without a doubt the most hilarious video ever. LOL!" and includes a video link entitled "Candid Camera Prank" DO NOT click on it. It is a virus and will not only infect your computer but it will send itself out to your friends and infect theirs. It's always best to check with the person who supposedly sent you the video before clicking on it.
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@jb78000 (15173)
26 May 10
if a friend sent me a message like that i would either suspect a virus or else wonder why exactly i was friends with that person.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
31 May 10
jb, I know some normally intelligent people who send out the stupidest things.
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
31 May 10
I have some friends and relatives that send me that stuff, despite that I request they don't..most times I just delete it and tell them why but they keep on sending it!!
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
26 May 10
spalladino think this was also in a discussion here that was deleted but my new anti virus caught it and quarantined it so my computer is okay when I first saw the notice from my anti virus Avira I was scared but they did not let it infect my machine instead quarantined the thing.wow never again, learned my lesson Candid Camera Prank indeed, nasty prank if you ask me. a pox.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
31 May 10
I'm glad you're running a good program Hatley. I agree...a pox.
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
31 May 10
yes I am well satisfied with Avira as I had avast but it did not work with my windows 2000 so had to have my son uninstall it and put avira in instead so it works really well.
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• India
26 May 10
thanks a lot for the early warning. But, will it surpass the internet firewalls and all the antivirus that we install, spending dozens of dollars? it is really a dirty world out here. With these sort of viruses. And, what would my other friends and pals think, if they receive the email, from my address? thanks again friend.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
31 May 10
Hopefully everyone will keep everyone else informed and fewer will be infected.
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
27 May 10
Sorry to disappoint you but such things is going around for a time now, AND if you don't have an decent firewall and antivirus well it may harm your PC.. it's quite important to have an up-to-date antivirus, and firewall installed, and it is bit easy to get one, as nowadays even for free you can have very good antiviruses for personal use such as Antivira, Avast, AVG etc. It's just smart move to protect your system. It's always cheaper to have protection, then to repair the PC and clean it after virus attacks.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
31 May 10
You're not disappointing me at all Labinjan, I've been in the field for a long time and can't emphasize enough to my family and friends the necessity of protecting your computer these days.
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• Philippines
26 May 10
Woah! Really? I didn't know there was something like this. I haven't recieved anything like this yet and I hope I won't in the future. Thank you very much for the tip, I never heard of it and at least I'm now aware that there's a virus that's been on facebook like this one. Thank you very much!
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
31 May 10
You're very welcome. The little creeps who create viruses will keep trying to find new and improved ways of infecting other people's computers.
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