You might be noticing a spam with a video titled as “Yeah!! It Happens On Live Television” appearing on your wall or more precisely on your timeline again and again and you might be wondering what are your friends actually posting. Then out of curiosity you too might have at least clicked on it once. This is a virus or so called spam with a partially nude picture, which gets posted with
your name to all of your friends if you click on it.
The virus we are talking about is the following post:
The spammer has cleverly succeeded in posting the usernames in the post which appear in your timeline. This further enforces you to think that the video is actually a valid post which has been posted by your friend since it directly provides the name with an urge to watch the video.
How This Spam Works:
Firstly clicking on the link will spam your friends wall with the link with your name and then it will send you to the page which is quite similar to the one given here.
After that it will ask you to install an extension in Chrome or if you are using Firefox then it will ask you to install some plugin for the video, and if you still proceed then in the end the page might simply get refreshed or a lame video might be played leading you to be annoyed that the intended video was not a real one.
How To Stop/Remove This Spam:
For Firefox Users:
Step 1: The first step should be to open browser > Click on Options > Select Addons Or Press Ctrl+Shift+A
Step 2: Click Remove button beside Youtube Extension or anything like it.
Step 3: Reopen the browser after doing this
For Chrome Users:
Step 1: Open Browser > Click on Spanner Icon (settings) > Tools > Extensions
Step 2: Click on Remove button beside Extension Youtube
After completing the above steps just to make it sure you should delete all the existing cookies and caches of the browsers.
Prevention of Spam posts on Timeline/Wall:
First of all you should not click on this sort of links or videos instead report them as spam. Until the spam has been taken care of properly it is suggested that everyone should disable the option where others can make posts on timeline. In order to block this facility for all those in the friends list, follow the instructions given below:
Open Privacy settings > How you connect > Who can post on your timeline > Change it to “Only Me”
Hopefully this will help you in protecting from Spam attacks on Facebook which have become quite frequent. And next time, please avoid clicking any such thing.