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Do facebook-hijacking viruses always come from facebook itself?

Q: Do facebook-hijacking viruses always come from facebook itself?

Every account I've read of someone's facebook being hacked has been from someone foolishly clicking a link a fellow victim uncharacteristically 'sent' to them, on facebook.

Is this always the case, or can facebook-hijacking viruses be obtained from elsewhere?

If I regularly use streaming websites or porn or whatever, am I at risk of a virus using a keylogger to hijack my facebook?

thanks

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A: Do facebook-hijacking viruses always come from facebook itself?

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hello all,
ive been experiencing this issue for a few days now. www.facebook.com will not load. the only way it seems to load is if i clear cache and it is VERY limited almost useless. i've tried everything i could get my hands on i primarily use google chrome but this seems to be the problem on all browsers. opera,firefox,internet explorer,safari. i've tried https://www.facebook.com, checked host file, ran malwarebytes and cleared any malware, hijackthis, flushed dns, reset router etc but nothing seems to be the fix. even using a proxy site wont allow me to sign in it gets me to the home page but then cookies gets in the way. i'm almost certain it's nothing to do with the internet provider or modem/router because the internet seems to be running smooth, even other computers in the house are not experiencing this problem with facebook or any other site and they are connected to the same router. any help will be much appreciated.
 

A:every website works besides facebook. facebook wont open

im going to install windows 7. this is ridiculous
 

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As the title says Facebook, and only Facebook, runs very slow or sometimes fail to load. I've tried this on both Chrome and Mozilla and the result are the same.
Tried to scan with NOD32 antivirus + Eset Online Scanner. Right now is at 55% and found 1 threat (Win32/AdkDLLWrapper) unwanted application.
Below are the FRST.txt and Addition.txt from FRST x64.

A:Facebook (and Facebook only) running very slow or fail to load

Hi,
 
do you run any add or script blockers on in your browsers?
 
regards
myrti

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Hey All,

I went to TWC's Facebook page, which is just loaded with videos and ads that clogged up my computer speed so much in Firefox that I had to reboot my computer. What can be done to tell companies to do something about Facebook's Timeline, so that the videos don't show? Or at least the process gets speeded up? The problem in general with Timeline is that everything on the page loads at once, and the videos really slow up the experience. I have the My WOT and Ad Block Plus Plug in for Firefox. From a design standpoint, what does TWC need to do to re-design their Facebook page, so that Timeline does not slow people's computers down to a crawl?

Jack
 

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Thank you in advance for your help. I am quite illiterate when it comes to computers so I really appreciate any help I can get. The problems on my computer began when I opened up an infected facebook message. My computer became infected and I noticed a number of issues. First, my internet search pages (google, yahoo, etc...) would return "fake" results taking me to illegitimate pages. Second, some form of antivirus page just appeared on my desktop and I cannot remove it. I believe this program is illegitimate as well. The computer has begun to operate very slowly and I really cannot do anything on the internet without being redirected to a "warning" page that appears fake. I have followed all of the steps from the website and again would really appreciate help on how to fix.

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 15:53:14.01 on Sun 06/28/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.382.90 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Infected with Koobface, from facebook, and potentially other viruses

Hello, jewbakal.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksPlease note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.We need to run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:Log.txtinfo.txt

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Got this nasty thing last Saturday, clicking on a photo of what I thought, might be someone I knew, on Facebook. Windows defender came on...and said do I want to remove...and hitting ok brought up an install of an exe file at securitytoolslisted.net. This did not look like an msn thing, so I didn't say yes, but didn't know what to do. I immediately bought Avast Professional (I had the free version) and did scans...boot, thorough, archived. I at first tried to delete them, but they couldn't be, so then learned about moving to the chest. I thought I was good to go, but then my computer rebooted itself during the night, and then freezes blurry and I have to do a hard boot. My computer works fairly well in safe mode, but still will freeze - but generally doesn't.I've done the Hijackthis and have the log I wish to post. I've done the Dr. Cureit, and I have to wait to install Supraantispyware...it will not install in safe mode.When I do hijackthis, I get an error #5, but I still get the log report: Thanks for your time!Here's my code from Hijackthis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:40:40 PM, on 12/4/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16916)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeE:\micro office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXEC:\Program Files\TechSmith\SnagIt 8\Sna... Read more

A:Facebook Viruses from Clicking on a person I thought I knew

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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You can read about it here:

http://www.baynews9.com/article/new...Ladens-death-to-trick-you-on-Facebook,-Google

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A:Osama Bin Laden Google/Facebook Searches Tainted With Viruses

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Here is my original post:

Hey guys, just built myself this new shiny computer with an AMD 8120 processor, 8GB ram, plenty of storage and a decent graphics card.

It runs games, Photoshop, multiple browser sessions all at the same time, and I even upgraded to the cable companies fastest internet...

So why the BLEEP can I NOT get on Facebook?

Seriously across ALL browsers (especially Chrome which I've uninstalled and reinstalled) I get extreme slowdown or loss of connection ONLY with Facebook. I've pinged it and gotten very fast responses, but I cannot do ANYTHING on their servers.

When I was FIRST downloading software, a friend of mine used a program that allows you to install lots of recommended programs at once, he downloaded and used a "torrent downloader" program, and that is the ONLY thing I think could be causing some issue. I've used Ad Aware and tried to fix it, gone into incognito mode (which helps sometimes) and used other browsers, but somehow facebook still is slow.

Can anyone help?

EDIT: another strange issue, even though all my settings are correct I have to send email 3/4 times in Windows Live Mail before the server accepts it. I get a LOT of server not responding errors.

A:Facebook (and only Facebook) running slow or not at all

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Both the above named apps after finally getting the AU, will not actually load. they both self close before getting off the icon screen. I only discovered this when I went to check a notification from action center instead of loading up the browser. Now I was still getting notifications while they would not load but after uninstalling/rebooting, clearing app caches multiple time they have stopped even doing that which I expected. The notifications was the main reason I even had the programs, so I could get those notifications when I did not have the site open.

I have tried every solution google could also give me including clearing out manually some registry entries between an uninstall and reinstall and clearing out all Facebook windows credentials but nothing has made a difference.

In event viewer each generated 2 errors and between then an information entry.
the ones for the main Facebook app

first error:
Faulting application name: WinUAPEntry.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x57db4719
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0xa73b0000
Faulting process id: 0x3730
Faulting application start time: 0x01d217923a5429ba
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Facebook.Facebook_64.597.54535.0_x86__8xx8rvfyw5nnt\WinUAPEntry.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: abae3214-ae35-4f75-955b-1fea68369f06
Faulting package full name: Facebook.Facebook_64.597.54535.0_x86__8xx8rvfyw5nnt
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I get an Internet Explorer error " Unable to connect" error message whenever I try to connect to facebook, even when using a link sent to me in an email. I can connect to any and all of my favourites and when using Google search for a site.
 

A:Facebook - unable to connect message to any address containing "Facebook.com"

Is this from a work or school computer? Perhaps it is being blocked.
 

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Received a link to clik from business colleague. I started receiving messages from friends on my Facebook buddy list asking me why I would send them a link to clik on. Apparently, the links are different but my McAfee said it blocked it when I tried to download whatever he sent me. I started getting virus alerts to download programs to clean it, which I knew was not from McAfee. I performed a manual scan and it found 6 virus and malwares which were quarantined. One of my friends said that her McAfee didn't even detect anything and had to pay them to get deep into her computer to get rid of it. Today, I awoke to find a similiar ploy to download a virus and malware program to rid my problems. I print screened and am posting that. I again ran a McAfee virus scan and it found 4 which again were quarantined.

How can we get rid of whatever is causing this?

I ran a Lavasoft Ad Aware scan which detected 2 cookies and were removed. I also ran Spybot Search & Destroy which found 25 Ask toolbar which I removed. It is 1 day after rerunning the McAfee scan above and so far no recurrence of the virus. But is it still in my computer?
 

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I attempt to log onto Facebook from one computer and get the following:
 
Your Computer Needs to Be Cleaned
  It looks like your computer is being affected by malware. We’ll help you fix the problem to keep your account secure and prevent malware from spreading to friends.     Malware is software that tries to steal personal information and causes problems when you use Facebook. Clicking or sharing links that contain spam can give your computer malware.
 
Followed by a button to "get started" which I have left strictly alone.
 
I can log in fine from other computers.
 
I've run Malwarebytes anti-malware which found no issues and scanned with Avast Free antivirus which also reported nothing.

A:Hijack? Facebook, and only facebook, says

It's a legit warning from Facebook... see this thread.Once you downloaded the removal tool and let it run, Facebook will let you back in.

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Hello,
 
I'm in need of some assistance. For about the past two or three weeks I've noticed that in both Chrome and in Firefox, no matter what webpage I go to, the first click I make opens a pop-up much like the one depicted here:
 

 
I believe that at least some of these are some variation of the appround.net issue that some people have been having lately. Although I'm not sure, and that is why I am here now.
 
Here is a HijackThis logfile:
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:57:05 AM, on 4/16/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16476)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\TOASTER.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\COMPONENTS\SCHEDULER\STSERVICE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpd.exe
C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Local\DIRECTV Player\PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe
C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Local\DIRECTV Player\NDSPCShowServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth\BTPlayerCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
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A:Browser Hijacking/Possible Viruses etc.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===HijackThis doesn't handle your version of Windows well. In your case I need to see a final DDS Log.I suggest you remove HijackThis using the Add/Remove Programs list.Please download and run this DDS Scanning Tool. Nothing will be deleted. It will just give me some additional information about your system.Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links, if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.1: DDS.scr (Not recommended if you use Chrome to download this .scr file. Use the other options.)2: DDS.pif3: DDS.COMDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.Please just paste the contents of the DDS.txt log in your next post. DO NOT attach the log.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause of infiltration an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automat... Read more

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I don't even know where to start??? My computer is full of malware. I am currently running Ewido, Yahoo Online Protection, and AVG Free, and I just installed Sygate Personal Firewall and it is giving me a message: Port Scan someone is scanning your computer. Also is alerting me of an Application hijacking Application Hijacking has been detectedThe application: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe try to launch another application: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\YPSR\ypsr.exe to go to remote host us.edit.toolbar.yahoo.comIn trying to get rid of a Trojan I downloaded Hijackthis! I assume this information means something:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:03:41 PM, on 8/25/2006Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVTray.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVRID.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yo... Read more

A:Application Hijacking, Viruses, Help!

Hi kellydgk,

We're studying your log and will be back to you a.s.a.p.

Thanks for your patience.

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I follwed the "how to perform a clean boot in windows"instructions found on the Microsoft Support site.  I was not as easy as I hoped and now all my Task Manager Services are stopped.  I can not acces the internet, open any Office programs, etc. Thjis was done when trying to correct a problem with Facebook.  How can I get the services started again? My PC is a 64 bit Pavillion Desktop 550-126, OS Windows 10 and I use Google Chrome. I tried to do a Recovery but it could not complete and made no changes.

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i am having the same problem with facebook
non of my apps work at all
i cannot message anyone er edit anything onmy account
it is getting frustrating
every other website i go to works fine, but not facebook
why..
can someone help

A:IE7 Facebook

Please provide the following info:
Version of IE (Internet Explorer)
Operating System
All your security programs (including firewall, anti-virus, anti-spayware, any extra security tools installed/used.)
What you have tried
What the problem is
Give detail explaining your problem
If you get any error message please post them
Post any screen shots if you think they would be helpful - How to post a screenshot

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):

Firefox
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Opera
http://www.opera.com/

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I cannot get Facebook to load properly on my computer. When I go to facebook.com all I see is text along the left hand side of the page. I am never able to navigate the site properly and never see any images and can't get anythung to open like teh games. Computer - HP Pavilion 750n, 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 768 MB RAM, Windows XP home OS, Firefox 3.6.3 browser.
 

A:Why can't I use Facebook?

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i have a new computer, and since having this, Facebook will not load. Some pictures will come up, but most have red crosses in a box, and then it will not actually complete loading. When i click on one of the things in Facebook it says Internet explorer cannot display. When i go back to the iinternet home page it will not allow me to and i have to get out of the internet altogether and continue to refresh the page until homepage comes up. When clicking Facebook it comes up saying that it is encrypted. I have tried both internet company and where i got the computer and no one seems to be able to help.

hope this makes sense!

A:Facebook

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):

Firefox
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Opera
http://www.opera.com/

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yes i have a dumb question is there anyway to contact facebook and make sure they get the email because i have tried every email there is for them and they wont answer back and i am wondering if they even got the email
has anyone ever had success on getting facebook to respond to anything or not

A:facebook

Only time Facebook ever answers back if its something to do with id verification.
But in general terms in answering your issues you are having with Facebook, No!
And its best to ask other members in the Facebook Community > https://www.facebook.com/help/community

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My computer uses Microsoft XP. I have accounts for Myspace, Bebo and facebook but Internet Explorer will not let me use Facebook. I can get onto the login page but when i enter my e-mail and password i get the following message.

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems

More information

This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

Internet connectivity has been lost.
The website is temporarily unavailable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.

For offline users

You can still view subscribed feeds and some recently viewed webpages.
To view subscribed feeds

Click the Favorites Center button , click Feeds, and then click the feed you want to view.

To view recently visited webpages (might not work on all pages)

Click Tools , and then click Work Offline.
Click the Favorites Center button , click History, and then click the page you want to view.
I can view my page using a proxy server but am unable to use any of the links. I.E. upload photo's leave comments or add friends.
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I cannot get facebook to load

A:facebook

Hi and welcome to TSF

You need to give us more detail, such as do you get any error messages like page not found? Is this a work or school /access PC?

BG

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I have a school take home laptop but even at home facebook is blocked. is there any way i can unblock it??
 

A:How do i get on facebook?

howdy, and welcome to TSG.

Nope, there is not a way to do that. You will need to talk to your school's IT department to unblock that. We cannot assist with bypassing those type of restrictions, so I'm going to close this.
 

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Hello malwaretips! i have a question, when i am using vpn to connect to facebook after some days they ask for ID verification. Is there any way to i can use facebook with no vpn needed? i am not a spammer or anything just for my privacy.


If this is not the right thread move it admin.
 

A:Help with facebook asking ID when using VPN.

 

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I have been trying to maneuver around face book for a couple of weeks. It is very slow. slow to the point I just back out.

Someone told me I should download Firefox\Mazilla. I now have Internet Explorer as my browser.
Norton Security as my virus protector. How would downloading Firefox affect my computer as it is now. ( works fine except facebook)
If it is a good idea, how to do it? How would it affect IE?

Thanks

A:Facebook

Just bumping up.. Can anyone offer help?

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On Sunday hackers got into my gmail acct and sent a message saying I had been robbed in Madrid and I needed cash wiring to me. Google shut my acct down, but I have managed to recover it.
Ever since this has happened I cannot access fb. I try to log in and it says it will send a confirmation email to my address. The email never gets there so I click on a "send again" link and it says "something went wrong please try later"
How can I get my fb back?
 

A:Cannot get into facebook

How, exactly, did you recover your Gmail account?

What e-mail address is Facebook sending the confirmation to?
 

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Is Facebook down?
would appreciate an answer please..thank you
 

A:Facebook down?

Working fine for me.
 

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I heard to broadcast today, May 16th and was excited to hear there is a way to get off Facebook. How can I quit being on Facebook?
Thanks.
 

A:Facebook

I think its a link at the bottom of the page leading 'eventually' to deleting your account. They ask why your leaving,try to make you feel guilty etc etc.
In my opinion(not the opinion of TSG), you are doing the right thing.
As if the CIA don't have enough info on us already!
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 186201 MB, Free - 113726 MB; D: Total - 4561 MB, Free - 532 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Diablo
Antivirus: None <<<<<< ????

Antivirus reported as none ... I actually have Avira Free Antivirus installed, up to date and active! XP is the 2002 version. I have Road Runner cable for ISP.
The computer is a HP Pavilion a530n I don't recall the exact date of purchase but, I have had it at least 8 years. In spite of a few bumps along the road, it has been quite good to me. I would buy another if the need arises!
The issue I need some feedback on is this, ... This is and has been a pretty quick machine for its age. It still runs with that quality until I get on Facebook and go to play some of their resource hungry games, i.e. Double Down Casino or Mystery Manor. Then it slows down to like dial-up speeds! I have opened the Task Manager to the Performance tab several different times and the CPU is always maxed out but, it seems only when using the Facebook games ... I maxed the RAM hoping it would help the situation but, there is plenty of unused memory and the CPU is maxed!
Are there changes I can make somewhere to aleviate the stress on the CPU? I re... Read more

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Can't seem to get rid of this. tried every trick i knew but still getting rouge security pop ups. Thanks so much.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:01:42, on 13/11/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Users\max\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Users\max\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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I have been getting *this message for over a week now when I try to log in to facebook.I used malwarebytes but nothing seems to work can you help. The problem started after a friend viewed a link sent on the chat. since then no facebook account can open on my computer.* This webpage is not availableThe webpage at https://www.facebook.com/login.php?login_attempt=1 might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.Here are some suggestions:Reload this web page later.Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): The server refused the connection.

A:Can't log in to facebook

Hello to BC!

I have asked that a more knoledgable staff member review your topic as it appears this is security related. Please be patient.

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I need someone to help me get back into my Facebook account, it's being hidden by Facebook and temporarily blocked. I cannot get into it because I can't cha get my old phone number associated with it. So someone please help me get my Facebook back.
 

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Can you help me with my Facebook? What's wrong with it? Please help quickly.
 

A:Facebook help

No need to rush to share out all your private data to identity thieves. Is this a cell phone screen - seems like one? If it is, is it iPhone or Android?
 

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can not log into facebook
 

A:Facebook

Facebook Help Center: https://www.facebook.com/help
 

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I have a problem loading FB apps and photos especially Zynga poker using IE8. A lot of the features in Zynga{Texas holdem Poker} do not work so I am not able to get my free chips or send chips to friends. Lucky bonus wont load. Also al lot of times when I try to login to FB, I have to refresh the page. Google Chrome is not as problamatic but parts of FB when I use Chrome, do the same.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 106921 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD, G31M3-L V2(MS-7529)
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have run Malware Bytes Anti Malware through and it is picking up nothing.
 

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Is it possible to make your surname just an initial (one letter),

for example: "Tony P".

I've seen people do this, but when I try facebooks automated system rejects it
 

A:Facebook

You posted this in a forum that deals with questions and problems related to the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. You may want to ask a moderator to move your question to our web and e-mail forum.
 

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How do i stop public & sponsers from posting on my fb page
 

A:facebook

In what manner are these two doing this?

The public, is a choice that YOU are making when you post something.

As for the sponsors I have not seen this, so I can not comment.
 

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i read online that FB keeps a log of your ip address log ins, but that it only does so for the last ip address and when you log in, it then removes that address and puts in your current ip address which prevents someone from seeing what the last ip address was of the person who logged in before you (for your own account); whether that last person was you or a hacker/ invader.

The post was from 2010 - does facebook still do that and if so, do they still do that in the same exact way with the ip addresses only showing the current ip address/ login?

thansk!!
 

A:facebook

Facebook says they include some historical data of IP addresses in the user data that one can request for download.
https://www.facebook.com/help/405183566203254
I have not personally checked this out.

Logins
IP address, date and time associated with logins to your Facebook account.
 

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Hello:
Any idea as hoe to contact Facebook Management by email,phone or by mailing. I was unable to find it
Thanks
F
 

A:Facebook

Unfortunately, there is no way to directly contact Facebook ? you can't call, text, email, or otherwise speak to an employee or affiliate of Facebook. You can, however, use Facebook's Help Center to diagnose and report a problem with your account.

Info from FB help page
 

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I have a Roku Device that lets me go Online from my TV.
 
It lets me get Netflix and other things like YouTube.
 
I just Added the FaceBook to it and when I go to Login it tells me to go to my computer and go to a web adress and then put a code in.
 
So I do it and my TV tells me it Loged me in and I am goog to go.
 
So from my TV I go to My Photos and even my videos and it tells me
No content is here or there may be a problem with Permissions.
 
But everything on my FaceBook is set to PUBLIC.
 
And when ever I upload a photo or make an Albume I set everything to Public.
 
And even if I look up Friends Photos it tells me the same thing.
 
Can you help?

A:FaceBook

Looks more like a Roku problem than a Facebook problem. Maybe check your Facebook settings within Roku.

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Hello Techguy
I am unable to access Facebook.I was trying to delete a photo that facebook posted and suddenly I was disconnected.I am
unable to access anything on facebook now.
Are you able to help?
Thank you for the service you are providing for people like me.
Best Regards
Pauline Delaney
 

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Hey all,
I know that from a smart cookie like me, this shouldn't even be happening, but it is. I've been having really huge hassles with Facebook lately. I can't even get on the thing nowadays without having to answer security questions, verify my email address, and the like. This is driving me up the wall as you've probably figured out by now. I'll begin with the first time this started. Me and a friend of mine were setting things up on my server at home, and to honor the occasion, I let her log into my Facebook account (for she created it for me in the first place, so you shouldn't be alarmed that she can log in there). She was logging in there to try and help me delete my inactive account that was linked to an old Comcast email address I don't have anymore. We never managed to delete the account, so it's lucky that folks who request me don't land on the inactive one. This is where all of the trouble started. When we got through, she logged me out as is the proper way to do it. A couple of weeks later (last week I think), I logged in from my laptop here as is my custom at college to check up on everybody, as well as to investigate the problem of why I can't see a particular individual who had definitely confirmed me. (to this day, I still can't see him). I got a message telling me about some unusual log in activity, but I mentally dismissed it as the result of my friend fooling around with it the week before. The funn... Read more

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I can not log into my facebook account or anything related to facebook.????
 

A:Facebook

Hi Thomas, and welcome to TSG.

Can you please give us some more details ...

1) Are you connecting through some type of work, school, or home network that may be blocking access to Facebook?

2) Does the Facebook log in page load, but does not accept your user name and password as being valid or does nothing load at all for Facebook?
 

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can anyone help me please,I cant connect to facebook,the page just sits there and doesnt connect

A:facebook

Good morning Teq, I'd be glad to help you. I'm going to need to know what's going on a little more than I can't connect to facebook though, LOL. Tell you what I'll ask you some questions and you try to answer them for me the best you can and then we can get you fixed up. Here's what I need to know.

What kind of computer do you have? Desktop, laptop. Kind
How do you connect to the internet? Wireless, broadband, DSL, ECT
Can you open all other sites besides facebook?
Which browser are you using? IE 6,7,or8, Firefox, ect.

If you would be so kind as to answer those questions for me we can proceed.

I will monitor this thread throughout the day to check for your response. If you resolve this problem on your own or with the info I provided please let me know so I can move on to other issues. Also please mark this thread solved using the thread tools option located at the top of this thread and selecting solved from the drop down menu.


Thank you
Patmark

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Hi,
On the top right hand side of my facebook was a panel which showed the games I was playing. Now it is gone. I must have done something. My question is how do I get it back? Cheers for any tips! Cordeiro
 

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I have to login twice for facebook

A:Facebook

Delete the cookies and then login again.

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