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A new Facebook spam of a malicious link connected with request.blob.core.windows.net has been spreading vigorously via users. Security researchers believe that the scam itself is redistributed by malicious software affecting primarily android devices, because after clicking on the questionable spam link, the user receives redirect to a web page prompting to ‘update’ Android. Security researchres strongly advise users to back up their phone contacts and other information on external devices after which use the manuals below to factory reset their android devices. It is also advisable to change all of your passwords, especially the Facebook password.

NameMy Secret Video Facebook Spam
TypeMalicious Redirect/Malicious script/Spam Bot
Short DescriptionRedirect to a fake upgrade of Android, flash player or java.
SymptomsAfter installing the malicious application the user may see posts on his Facebook profile without his consent.
Distribution MethodClicking on malicious links distributed via spam in the friend list of the user under the title ‘Check my secret video:’.
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by My Secret Video Facebook Spam
User ExperienceJoin our forum to discuss about My Secret Video Facebook Spam.

My Secret Video Facebook Spam – How Did I Get It?

One way you may have started seeing posts that you haven’t made featuring the hxxps://request(.)blob.core(.)windows(.)net/h172/1se
web link embedded in them is by clicking on the link itself. By default if you click on the link it may react differently for every OS. We have visited it from an android device and after 5 redirects we were redirected to the following page:

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The web page displays a fake android upgrade prompt which some users may install. In reality, virus researchers are convinced that this is a malicious application which obtains permissions to many different key processes that manage the applications, the phone itself and the information in its memory. Once installed, the ‘upgrade’ may initiate scripts that give it permission to automatically post on your behalf.

My Secret Video Facebook Spam – More about It

Once installed on your device the Android ‘Upgrade’ may request and obtain read and write permissions as well as permissions to manage the installed applications of the device. The software then displays the following post:

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The post itself tags the maximum number of no more than 50 users in the friend list of the profile it posts from. This is done along with the web link being repeated several times. When opened the web link starts bouncing from URL to URL and after 5 redirects it transfers the user to ms.offer-wonder.info – the site offering the ‘upgrade’.

Even though it is not confirmed, this particular phone malware may also interact with the device`s SIM card, in a malicious way. It may charge the user a lot of money for automatic messaging service without the user`s consent.

My Secret Video Facebook Spam – What to do If I Am Infected

In case you have install this application a simple uninstall from your app manager wont cut it. You should extract all your important data from your phone on a memory stick, upload it in the cloud, back it up or copy it to your computer. Copying the data to your computer by connecting to it is not advisable since the malware may download malicious files that infect PCs and influence it in this way. The truth is it really depends but you shouldn`t risk connecting your phone to the computer before securing it. In case you do not have any other option, we recommend to install external firewall on your PC such as ZoneAlarm, for example and an anti-malware program that will detect any intrusions since most modern anti-malware tools are phone compatible as well.

In case you have opened the spam link on your computer and you suspect you have downloaded other malicious files such as fake Java or Flash update or similar executables, you should boot your PC in safe mode and scan it now, tutorial for which you may find below:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam

1. Boot Your PC Into Safe Mode

1. For Windows 7,XP and Vista. 2. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:

1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
2. Select one of the two options provided below:

For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.

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For PCs with multiple operating systems: Òhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.

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3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.

4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account

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While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.

Step 1: Open the Start Menu

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Step 2: Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
Step 3: After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.

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Step 4: You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.

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Step 5: After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.

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Step 6: Click on Restart.
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Step 7: A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart.

2. Remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

2. Remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam.
Step 1:Click on the “Download” button to proceed to SpyHunter’s download page.

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It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.

Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any My Secret Video Facebook Spam files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

3. Remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

3. Remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all My Secret Video Facebook Spam associated files automatically.
Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

4. Remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam with STOPZilla AntiMalware

4. Remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam with STOPZilla AntiMalware

1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove My Secret Video Facebook Spam. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all My Secret Video Facebook Spam associated files completely.
Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

5. Back up your data to secure it against infections by My Secret Video Facebook Spam in the future

5. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from My Secret Video Facebook Spam (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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2-Type Backup And Restore
3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by My Secret Video Facebook Spam.
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1-Press Windows button + R
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2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from My Secret Video Facebook Spam.

1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from My Secret Video Facebook Spam is on.
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Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by My Secret Video Facebook Spam should be restored.

And here is a manual on how to act in case you have installed such application on your Android smartphone:

IMPORTANT!!! Make sure you back up all your data and export all your contacts either to your SIM card or to other places.

Step 1: Boot Your Smartphone into Safe Mode:

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For RAZR Droid Devices:

1.Switch off the smartphone and remove the battery for a few seconds then plug it back in.

2.Switch the phone on.

3.You should see a Motorola Dual Core screen appearing. You should press and hold the Volume up, and Volume Down keys on the side of the smartphone. Hold them until the lock screen shows up with ‘Safe Mode’ written in the lower corner.

For HTC Devices:

1.Switch off the smartphone and remove the battery for a few seconds then plug it back in.

2.Turn on your phone while simultaneously holding down the Menu Button. When it starts, keep pressing the Menu Button until you see ‘Safe Mode’ menu appearing in the lower corner.

For Nexus devices:

1.Switch off the smartphone and remove the battery for a few seconds then plug it back in.
2.Turn on the phone.
3.When the welcome Logo Screen shows up, hold the trackball while pressing it until a lock screen shows up, or you see ‘Safe Mode’ written in the bottom corner.

For Other Motorola Devices:

1.Switch off the smartphone and remove the battery for a few seconds then plug it back in.
2.Hold down the Menu Button after you press it while turning on the phone. When it boots, hold the button down upon seeing the lock screen or feeling the phone vibrate.

For Moto G Devices:
1.Press the Power Button and hold it on until the list with options pop-up.
2.Hold the Power off button and wait for a ‘Reboot to Safe Mode’ option to appear.
3.Tap it and let the phone reset.

For Samsung Galaxy Devices:

1.While the device is on, hold down the Power Button and wait for the Options List.
2.Wait for a ‘Restart to Safe Mode’ option to appear.
3.Choose this setting. The device will restart.

After you have backed up your files, you should perform a clean wipe-out of your phone. This can happen either via one of the options in Safe Mode or by entering your device’s Recovery Mode. Several methods exist in order to enter Recovery Mode of your device:

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For Nexus Devices: – Hold the Volume Down + Volume Up + Power button until a Recovery menu appears. After that, you should select the Wipe Data/Factory reset option. Nexus 4 may work with Volume Up + Power + Volume Down.

For Samsung Devices: – Hold the Volume Up + Power Button + Home Button until a Recovery menu appears. After that, you should select the Wipe Data/Factory reset option.

For Motorola Droid X Devices: Hold the Home Button + Power Button until a Recovery menu appears. After that, you should select the Wipe Data/Factory reset setting.

For other devices with camera buttons on them: Hold the Volume Up + Camera Button until a Recovery Menu appears. After this, you should choose the Wipe Data/Factory reset option.

Also in case you have backed up your device in a Google Account, you will be able to restore your data after a complete wipe-out by just logging into your Google Account with you email and password.

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