Update July 2019! What is Landpage.co? Is landpage.co a virus? Can you get a virus through Facebook Messenger?
SIDENOTE: This post was originally published in June 2019. But we gave it an update in July 2019
The domain Landpage.co was reported to be part of a new virus Facebook Messenger. Landpage.co Facebook virus has been affecting online users through one of the most popular services of the social platform – Messenger. The Landpage.co spam campaigns contain a virus link to a fake video and sometimes a shocked emoji too. Since hackers push the spam messages by using compromised Facebook accounts you may receive the message from someone that is part of your friend list. The purpose of this scam virus is to trick you into visiting questionable web pages where deceptive offers and other scams are hosted. Since those pages may pose danger to your operating system, it is advisable to refrain from loading the content presented by Landpage virus.
In case you experience symptoms of this virus on Facebook Messenger, keep up with our article and find out how to fully get rid of it.
|Type||Redirect, Scam, PUP|
|Short Description||A questionable website associated with new Facebook Messenger virus. Known to present deceptive offers.|
|Symptoms|| Strange message with virus link to what appears to be a video.|
Affected web browser is redirected to Landpage.co
Browser slowdowns occur due to increased number of online ads.
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Landpage.co |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Landpage.co.|
Landpage.co Facebook Virus – Spread and Impact
The domain Landpage.co has been detected in an active malicious campaign that targets Facebook users. That’s why it has been given the name Landpage.co Facebook virus. The threat has been detected to affect Facebook’s Messenger feature/app.
Landpage.co Facebook virus is associated with a deceptive message that appears in Messenger. It contains a link to video content as well as short text and a shocked emoji. To make you more to click the link cybercriminals could send it via the hacked Facebook profile of a friend of yours. Can you get a virus through Facebook Messenger?
In fact, yes. If you follow the presented link, you may load a compromised website that is set to generate some kind of deceptive offer. At worst, when you visit the site pushed by this new Facebook Messenger virus it could trigger an unnoticed download process of malicious software. Since there are manyFacebook virus variants out there you should be quite responsible while using the social platform.
As of the Landpage.co, it is yet another questionable website that is part of scamming online campaigns. There are many variants of this virus. One particular version redirects to the sub-domain https://www.landpage.co/fa7e47552d280dddf315 where a business optimization training video is offered:
Another version of Landpage.co virus lands on the sub-domain https://www.landpage.co/28daysjumpstart. As it could be seen in the picture below, the web page is configured to offer fitness programs:
Apparently, the Landpage.co virus may be configured to display different fraudulent offers in order to become able to harvest sensitive credentials, sell rogue applications or even deliver malicious software. In the event that you load such a scam page in your browser, we advise you to avoid entering your information.
Beware that the unexpected appearance of Landpage.co Facebook virus may also be a sign of a present undesired program on your device. When the appearance of this virus redirect is associated with the presence of undesired program (adware, browser extension, browser hijacker, etc.) on your system, you may also start noticing lots of online ads displayed on the websites you visit as well as changes of essential browser settings.
An additional impact that could occur without your knowledge is the collection of various details stored by the affected browser:
- Visited URLs and websites
- Browser’s home page
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
- Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system
Data records are likely to be transferred to remote servers and then used for the configuration of aggressive advertising campaigns that could flood your browser with lots of annoying advertisements.
Based on all security issues that may come as a result of infection with Landpage.co Facebook virus experts recommend its complete removal the moment its presence is noticed.
How to Remove Landpage.co Facebook Virus
In order to remove Landpage.co Facebook virus along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen the security of your device we recommend you to combine the steps. Have in mind that installed files associated with this redirect may be detected with names different than Landpage.co.
Since this specific type of scam can have different capabilities that may record a password change so that the software can be able to regain control over your account, we do advise that you perform the removal in the following methodological steps:
1. Remove the Facebook Nike “Virus” from your devices.
2. Log out all of your Facebook active logins from Settings>Security.
3. Make sure that you change your password immediately after you log out the devices and not only your Facebook password but all the passwords used on your devices as well.
Useful Tip: We strongly suggest that you use a strong password, because it is more difficult for the crooks to crack it.