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New, highly dangerous Facebook virus

New, highly dangerous Facebook virus
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When you're on the Internet, stay away from inappropriate content. X-rated images and videos are a hotbed for hackers. Right now, Facebook users trying to see a racy video are getting a little more than they bargained for.

Watch out for a link on Facebook that looks like a video of a woman taking off her clothes. If you click on it, the link will actually try to install harmful malware on your computer that can steal your personal information.

The link is designed to look like a YouTube video, but when clicked, leads them to sites that try to install the malicious software under the guise of an update to Adobe's Flash software.

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The malware is called Trojan.Agent.BDYV and works in Chrome and Firefox. The hackers hide the Web address by using bit.ly. Bit.ly is a website that shortens Web addresses for social media sites like Twitter.

The malware won't just take your information. It can also access your Facebook page and stop you from deleting its posts.

Hackers are trying new ways to steal your information every day. Go to my Security Center to make sure your computer is protected.

When you're on the Internet, if you don't think you should click a link, you probably shouldn't. That's a good way to avoid harmful viruses like this.

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