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Remove Watch this video of You Facebook Virus


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We all know that clicking on random web links may land us a virus or malware. However, there are times when the infection comes in a very unexpected way. Such is the case with the “Watch this video of you” Facebook Messenger scam.
“Watch this video of you” is a scam that has been sweeping across Facebook Messenger for the past few months. In a nutshell, the scam contains a hoax message with a link that looks something like this: “[your name] video” followed by a shocked emoji with a message “watch this video of you” or “It’s you, [your name]!”
Typically, the victims receive the “Watch this video of you” message from a Facebook friend. This way, the scam message is а bait designed to make them click on the link, so the website they’re redirected to can give them a virus.

The “Watch this video of you” Facebook scam

If you click on the “Watch this video of you” link, you are typically redirected to a page controlled by a fraudster who could steal your login details or insert malware. The virus-ridden link, once clicked on, is also forwarded to your friends who are then directed by the same scam message to different malicious sitesIf you receive one of these hoax messages from a Facebook friend, it probably means their account has been hijacked.

Although the “Watch this video of you” scam is rotating mostly on Facebook Messenger, such hoax messages are encountered on multiple messaging platforms. Therefore, users should be aware that scammers are active on almost all of them.

Watch This Video of You

The Watch This Video of You Facebook Virus

 

 

Most “Watch this video of you” scams could redirect users to a page that automatically harvests their login credentials. In other versions of the same scam, victims who click on the link are taken to a website that looks like a Facebook login page, asking for account details before the video can be played. There is no video, however. Scammers are using this method to collect your details and hijack your Facebook account in order to send the same message to your friends.
 
In another version of the scam, the fake site asks victims to copy and paste code into their browser’s address bar to watch the video. In reality, the code is a malicious JavaScript that allows hackers to control the victim’s Facebook account.
 
Security professionals are warning of another variation of the scam, where victims are taken to a page that looks like a playable movie. When people click on it, they get redirected to a set of websites which compromise the web browser, the operating system, and other vital informationThe people behind this attack use tracking cookies to monitor the victims’ online activity, display certain ads, and trick them into clicking on links. The crooks are most likely making a lot of money in ads and getting access to a lot of Facebook accounts in this way.
What to do if you have clicked on  “Watch this video of you”?
You need to change your password ASAP. After that, post a message on Facebook letting your friends know that you’ve been hacked. Our “How to remove” team would suggest running a system check to spot anything suspicious and remove any unnecessary apps connected to your Facebook account. The best way to prevent these scams is to avoid clicking on any links that you receive. Better, contact the sender to verify that he was the one who really sent the message. Facebook users can also secure their accounts by enabling two-factor authentication.

SUMMARY:

Name Watch this video of You
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Malicious links in Facebook.
Distribution Method  Messages in Facebook messenger
Detection Tool

Remove Watch this video of You Facebook Virus

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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