One of Facebook Virus variants called Facebook Change Colour has been gaining popularity in the cyber-security research fields. It has been classified to be a Trojan Horse which may affect some users via the most popular social network in the world. Similar to other malware, Facebook Change Color trojan may spread by using all of the contacts in the Facebook account of the affected user. Security professionals recommend removing this malicious app, by using a reputable anti-malware program.
Facebook Change Color Virus – How Does It Work?
This particular type of malware is usually being used to obtain valuable information on a victim`s PC. Symptoms for detecting it may vary from changing Facebook settings to losing control over the user’s Facebook account. Once on the computer, the Trojan may begin to copy any information ever entered on the PC. This includes the financial credentials of the user, passwords, and vital business or personal information.
The usual method of infection from this malware is by clicking on a link, that is being either shared on the posts feed, or sent through the chat from one of your Facebook buddies. This is a feasible method of infection since Facebook friends may be a trustworthy source to open various hotlinks. Such messages may include text, that aims to con the user into clicking on a hot link that is usually sent along with it. What happens after is that such links may lead the affected user to an untrustworthy site that might contain malicious software. Also, some security researchers report of victims being redirected to a hoax Facebook web page to log in with their new Facebook skin. However, reports indicate that such site is a phishing site, which aims to collect the login credentials of the victim.
Also, there have been reports of this Virus to be associated with a particular online survey scam that profits by prompting Facebook users to fill online surveys. This is done with the purpose of generating profits to its developers via affiliate marketing schemes.
Removal Manual For Facebook Change Color Virus
In case you see any symptoms that may indicate that you have this virus, you should immediately change your Facebook password, using another web browser, logging out other Facebook users. Then you should follow the step-by-step manual for removal below. Even though, the best defense for your PC is you, and It is an imperative advice to install and scan your machine with an anti-malware scanning program that will detect and block such threats. It will also ensure you constant protection against any future threats to your information.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Facebook Change Color Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Facebook Change Color Virus from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Facebook Change Color Virus from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Facebook Change Color Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Facebook Change Color Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Facebook Change Color Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Facebook Change Color Virus from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Facebook Change Color Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Facebook Change Color Virus
Step 2: Uninstall Facebook Change Color Virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Facebook Change Color Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Facebook Change Color Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Facebook Change Color Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Facebook Change Color Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Facebook Change Color Virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Facebook Change Color Virus from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Facebook Change Color Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Facebook Change Color Virus from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Facebook Change Color Virus from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Facebook Change Color Virus will be removed.
Eliminate Facebook Change Color Virus from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.