Two New Scams Circulating On Facebook

The first is a scam that promises to give you a free iPhone 6. Yes, it sounds too good to be true and it is.

facebookThe scam first shows up as a shared post. Users who click it are taken to a Facebook fan page where they are asked two do three things. The first is to “like” the page and the second is to share the page with your friends so they can enter the contest too. Sharing the page spreads the scam to your friends.

Then to get your free iPhone, you’re taken to a different website, and that’s where the real trouble begins. That external site tells you to fill out a quick survey to get your free iPhone, but if you fill it out, you instead sign yourself up for services you likely don’t want.

“Some of the available surveys want you to provide your mobile phone number, ostensibly to go in the draw for extra prizes or offers. But by submitting your number, you will actually be subscribing to a very expensive text-messaging “service” that will charge you several dollars every time it sends you a message,” reports Hoax-Slayer.com.

The scam also takes your name, address and other personal information which it then sells to third-party marketers to send you junk mail and annoying phone calls.

SCAM TWO: This is a video you don’t want to watch

The second scam involves a fake video that’s being shared across Facebook titled “Girl killed by husband just because she kissed another man.”

The video seems to show an Asian woman about to get her head chopped off with a sword, and it looks like tons of people have already liked and shared the video.

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Windows Necessary Firewall Is Rouge Program

Windows Necessary FirewallWindows Necessary Firewall is just another virus developed only to make your computer vulnerable and leave it exposed to all the existing threats. As proof of that, it can be noted that this fake anti-spyware is associated with the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials infection.

If you ever have the misfortune to encounter this anti-spyware application and see its alerts or fake scan reports on the screen, just ignore them. This rogueware is nothing but a scam and the only reason it displays these warnings, is to charge you for useless software. 

When choosing a program to ensure the security of your system, you have to distinguish between a legitimate and secure anti-spyware program and malicious programs.

Remove rouge programs from your computer using Avira Aniivirus Software

Windows Diagnostic Is Another Worthless Malware Program

Windows DiagnosticAnother serious threat for your computer system has been detected lately under the name of Windows Diagnostic. 

Rogueware programs are developed to confuse victims and make them pay for some application that is, in fact, totally useless. Similarly, Windows Diagnostic uses a Trojan to mislead you into thinking your PC is in the danger of a terrible system crash.

However, no matter how real all these warnings seem to be, they are nothing but a hacker attack. In order to seem even more real and accurate, Windows Diagnostic will act as if it scans your computer but it will just try to delude you, using false reports. Do not believe in any of these messages even if the program pretends to use some fake defragmentation tool. 

To sum it up, these malicious attempts to fix any system problems are aimed only at deceiving you into purchasing this ineffective program. There is no need to buy this rouge application at all.

Be sure to install a genuine anti-spyware software program like Avira.