Trojan virus warning

@oldchem1 (8144)
November 22, 2010 10:53am CST
WARNING!!!.....DO NOT USE the Christmas tree app on Facebook. please be advised it will crash your computer. Computer experts are saying that its one of the WORST trojan-viruses there is and it is spreading quickly
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9 responses
@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
22 Nov 10
It might be but what is the solution for that is just avoid to open each and every application that comes on Facebook. I feel Facebook team must also has to take action on the virus creators. See that this application is not circulated on Facebook site. I have seen most of my friends publishing on their walls about the Trojan virus. It is hearten thing done by my friends by warning.. Now everyone has to be cautious.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
23 Nov 10
Yes I think that this is by far the best way - I now just answer messages from people I know!
@oldchem1 (8144)
25 Nov 10
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
22 Nov 10
PLEASE please please, look these things up on Snopes.com before spreading them! This is FALSE!!! Here's the link to Snopes about it: http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/xmastree.asp I can't even count the number of warnings or emails I've received that tell me to beware of this or that, only to find that they are hoaxes, often years old, sometimes even decades old, that no one has bothered to check out for the real facts before forwarding. I ALWAYS check them out before I forward them. Saves a lot of time and worry!
@oldchem1 (8144)
22 Nov 10
After the problems I've had I'm not using ANY aps on Facebook!! Thanks for that link - I will check it out
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
23 Nov 10
I have to say that I don't trust much these days when it comes to the internet. I've had quite a few friends have their email accounts hacked and, well, stolen! I mean, the hackers are sending spam from my friends' email accounts and, apparently, these thieves have learned how to get any incoming emails to these accounts to come to them instead of to my friends. Sigh!
@oldchem1 (8144)
23 Nov 10
This is becoming common practise here no, especially with hot mail. My daughter had her account hacked into yesterday and a friend's father in law had about 500 e-mails soliciting money go out from his hot mail account!!
• Pamplona, Spain
5 Jan 11
Hiya chem, Thanks anyway but I did not use any of those applications as my Husband is getting fed up with things I download so I have not downloaded any for ages. I can just about be on here so I don´t want him shoving me off here altogether do I? I have seen the Christmas Tree thing though but left it well alone.
@oldchem1 (8144)
6 Jan 11
I download NOTHING now!! I'm just too suspicious of it all together, don't want my PC infected again!!
• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jan 11
Hiya chem, Quite a few friends on Facebook invite me to download things and I think that they have a hard time realizing that I just can´t go and download what they want me to do either. He does not like downloads himself either as this Computer is for his Work too so it´s not a thing to play around on. I have written it on my Wall more than once that I can´t join in their Games like Farmville either I just don´t have the time gal. Not at all.
@Memnon (2173)
25 Nov 10
Thanks for the warnging. Not that I would use Facebook, but I will pass this on.
@oldchem1 (8144)
25 Nov 10
I only use it now to send and receive pictures and messages to and from my kids - the aps don't get touched any more!!
@Memnon (2173)
25 Nov 10
I would not even use it for that. My family is not a well knit network, as you know. I send friends pictures as mail attachments.
• India
25 Nov 10
sorry guys, i dont blame facebook at any cost,i am there for about 2 years, i have not found even a single problem over there, and i am going to keep on using it...!
@oldchem1 (8144)
25 Nov 10
You are very lucky then,my PC has just returned from getting repaired after getting a virus from Facebook. There is also the problems that arise (I know they're human originated but because of Facebook)from things that get written on there - I know of so many problems that have been caused!
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
25 Nov 10
Thanks for sharing. I don't use the apps on Facebook, so I guess I am lucky. I did forward an email to all my family and friends on Facebook letting them know. Thanks again.
@oldchem1 (8144)
25 Nov 10
Yes I have stopped using these aps now, too many problems possible !!
@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
24 Nov 10
Thanks so much for letting us all know. Merry Christmas to you.
@oldchem1 (8144)
25 Nov 10
And the same to you, I finally realise that we're on the countdown to Christmas - the Coke advert was on TV!!
• Thailand
23 Nov 10
Thanks for your information about that. I think they use some harmful code in there. So our computer will be infected when we use it. By the way, I have not use this application yet.
@oldchem1 (8144)
23 Nov 10
No me neither, I have stopped using all these aps now
@jugsjugs (13045)
22 Nov 10
In the past there have been loads of virus problems that people have had with apps on face book, this has been on going.The main reason for not playing the games on there are the virus problems that it can cause.I only go on the site if there is someone i want to message.
@oldchem1 (8144)
22 Nov 10
Me too, my PC has just had to go in for repair and the technician said that it had caught a virus probably off Facebook!