Facebook Friend Request Virus

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Facebook Friend Request

This page aims to help you remove the Facebook Friend Request virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Facebook Friends Request Virus
The Facebook Friend Request virus has the ability to introduce unwanted changes to settings of the users’ devices

The Facebook Friend Request virus is a malevolent correspondence that may arrive at any given moment on this social networking platform. While this conduct is not uncommon when initiated by genuine individuals seeking companionship, there are numerous amicability appeals sent out with malicious intentions. For instance, personal information accessible to companions can be targeted and subsequently exploited in a phishing scheme to infect them with malware or extort funds. The Facebook Friend Request virus is a specific piece of software that belongs to the so-called trojan category and has the ability to introduce unwanted changes to the settings of the users’ devices. A number of people have recently contacted our “How to remove” team with a request to clarify the specifics of this virus and the possible methods of having its changes overridden. That’s why, the article that you are about to read contains details about the Facebook Friend Request virus, its methods of distribution and installation, the issues that it may cause and a step-by-step Removal Guide for its removal.

Facebook Friend Request Message

The Facebook Friend Request Virus

One of the most widespread predicaments encountered with the Facebook Friend Request virus by users is the automatic dispatching of amicability requests from their accounts. This typically indicates that their system has been contaminated with the Facebook Friend Request virus, necessitating various measures to regain control of their account and eradicate the malware from their device.

Additionally, swindlers may capitalize on publicly available photos and posts to fabricate a counterfeit version of one’s account and employ it to communicate with genuine friends with the objective of defrauding money or extracting personal information from them.


NameFacebook Friend Request
Type Trojan
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Facebook Friend Request Virus!

How to remove Facebook Friend Request Virus

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Facebook Friend Request Virus in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Facebook Friend Request Virus from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Facebook Friend Request Virus.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Facebook Friend Request Virus.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Facebook Friend Request Virus from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Facebook Friend Request Virus extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Facebook Friend Request Virus and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Facebook Friend Request Virus on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Facebook Friend Request Virus extension
  4. Get rid of Facebook Friend Request Virus by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Facebook Friend Request Virus” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Facebook Friend Request Virus

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Facebook Friend Request Virus process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Facebook Friend Request Virus
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Facebook Friend Request Virus” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Facebook Friend Request Virus

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Facebook Friend Request Virus in there
    4. Uninstall Facebook Friend Request Virus from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Facebook Friend Request Virus-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Facebook Friend Request Virus in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is the Facebook Friend Request virus?

    Could Facebook Friend Request really be a serious security threat? Well, it certainly is a dangerous Trojan horse. In fact, such software usually does possess malicious code which could cause system damage or perform a cybercrime. If you have been troubled by the persistent issue of unauthorized amicability requests, you have become a victim of the deceptive scam associated with these request messages. This phenomenon falls under the category of malware known as the Facebook virus, which preys on inattentive social media users by clandestinely sending out amicability requests. The Facebook Friend Request malware can be linked to various scams and malware. Typically, threat actors employ social engineering techniques to coax users into disclosing their login credentials or enticing them to click on links embedded with malware. In summary, an unexpected amicability request from someone who may even appear familiar can lead to a compromised Facebook account, financial losses, malware infections, or even identity theft. These fraudulent appeals have been a nuisance for over a decade.

    Is Facebook Friend Request a virus?

    The Facebook Friend Request virus can really infect you. Most Trojans like Altruistics, Ransomware or Spyware you might encounter are sneaky and difficult to spot. This means that you have most probably installed this annoying software yourself if you have recently downloaded and installed some new application setup, an update, a browser add-on or a software bundle without customizing the setup settings. The virus spreads through the Facebook social media platform by dispatching amicability requests to a user’s existing acquaintances. Once the request is accepted, the virus gains access to the infected user’s personal information and can proliferate to other accounts by sending out new amicability requests. These viruses can also propagate through messages, links, or attachments, which, when clicked, can install malware on the user’s device or redirect them to a deceptive website.

    Is the Facebook Friend Request virus cause some harm once installed in the system?

    It is typical for the trojans to cause harm to the users’ PCs. These pieces of software are created to perform cyber crimes. The Facebook Friend Request virus has undergone refinements over the years. However, it is important to note that the underlying scam remains unaltered – the sending of amicability requests for malicious purposes. Security experts confirm that threat actors create fabricated profiles and dispatch amicability requests to users in order to exploit their personal information, infect them with malware, or make them susceptible to future phishing campaigns. The fact that an application like the Facebook Friend Request virus will initiate actions of fraud, theft, or system corruption.. That’s why, if you seek an effective method to make your device responsive to your actual tasks again, we suggest you use the instructions in the Removal guide on this page and eliminate all the related unwanted changes once and for all


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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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