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Old 14-06-2011
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How to get rid christmas tree virus in my system

I found a false application called as Christmas Tree in Facebook. This I found while playing a game. After that I had faced a severe issue of slowing down of my pc and and also I am doubt about my account password. I did all necessary measurement and mailed facebook to remove that thing. Is that a virus. I heard some rumors on the same but I am not sure about that. What to do if that is in your account will it be hacked. How to stop it from spreading. Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to get rid christmas tree virus in my system

Yes it is an kind of a of a threat but not so dangerous. I will advice facebook users that you must not share the warning. It is a hoax. This is circulating rapidly through the network. You might also received a similar one. The warning is against an application called Christmas Tree. Sophos an antivirus has noticed this and so far it is considered as an malware which is working in the form of Christmas tree app.
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Re: How to get rid christmas tree virus in my system

I also found the same kind of message which widely appeared on facebook and shared. The warning is states that not to use the facebook Christmas tree app. It can harm the system. But there are no true things about this and I don't know who is sending this out. It is just an hoax and nothing else. So you do not need to worry about the same. It can be a malware but soon that will be fixed if there is any major concern to the security.
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Re: How to get rid christmas tree virus in my system

Simply do not share these virus warnings to friends online until they have reviewed reliable and official sources for such information. There are some statement always made by the security company about such infection. Malware can be removed fairly easily and there is nothing to worry about this if you have a good internet security program. You can run scan in case you fell that your system has some kind of infection.
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Re: How to get rid christmas tree virus in my system

Facebook is widely used website and if there is any such kind of issue then surely there will be bigger comments on that. So till yet there is no one from facebook side has said anything. The Christmas tree in some of the facebook game is termed as an virus and it is being said that it will exploit your system. So just calm down if you have that. There is no way to remove it instance and wait for the response of facebook.
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Re: How to get rid christmas tree virus in my system

This is surely out of curiosity that many users of Facebook have been tempted to accept the invitation to appear with the message saying find who visits your profile and many of us have also accepted this. The url took you to some other site and that is the actual virus. Various websites have recommended not to enter such sites to avoid your profile hack. So simply do not follow such links they are placed by spammers to exploit the users.
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