Enable Dislike Button
Add Dislike Button
(sent as a Facebook notification or message)
Scam Type: Rogue Application, Rogue Browser Extension
Trending: June 2012
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking the spam link takes you to the following page:
Clicking the “Enable Dislike” button loads the following application login screen:
If you choose to “Log in With Facebook,” the app creator will have access to your basic profile information. The following pop-up loads. This is how the spam message is spreading on Facebook.
If you click the “Send Request” button, you are redirected to a page that tries to load a browser extension:
As with Facebook applications, you should only install browser extensions from trusted, reliable sources. Considering that ‘starthimnow.com’ has a “Coming Soon…” message displayed, we recommend that you do not proceed with the installation.
We did install the extension for testing purposes, and the following adware was displayed on our Facebook page:
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you did make the mistake of installing the browser extension, then see the following guide to learn how to remove it from your system:
You also need to remove the rogue Facebook application:
If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats. Be sure to join the Facecrooks page on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security issues. Also check out:
BitDefender Safego is a Facebook application you can install that will scan your News Feed and help keep you safe from scams like this.
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