It seems Facebook has worked overtime to block a virus that has been posting random video links on people’s timelines over the past day or so. Users have been reporting random video posts on their pages, which are actually spam links. They are auto generated if you end up clicking on one of these inviting links of your profile or on someone else’s timeline. While Facebook seems to have removed most of these posts from people’s timelines, here is how to avoid this new spam:
Firstly, go to your activity log and delete all these posts so that your friends don’t end up clicking them again and spraeding it to more people.
This is usually injected from your browser and passed on to the timeline of others on your friend list. So one easy way is to erase your browser history and cookies permanently.
Don’t worry that your page has been hacked. However, do change your password if your timeline has been affected.
Facebooks suggests that users scan thier computers, with multiple free security tools like F-Secure, Trend Micro and Microsoft.
Also, make sure your browser has been updated to the latest version.
Incidentally, this virus seems to be making a comeback as spam links have been reported many times over the past couple of years.
Finally, remove unnecessary browser plug-ins.
While these issues will keep recurring, it is best not to click any link you are sure about on any of the social networks.