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    Virus sending IM from phone?

    Originally my facebook friends were recieving an IM from me that said:
    hi got a min?

    and then when the friend would respond it would say:
    I want you to try something real quick

    They would respond again and it would say:

    ok, try this test and see what you get.. i can't get over like a 110, its pathetic hemanthsraj@gmail.com:hcl123

    and that was all it says. Now it is sending them to my gmail contacts. The only place this could have originated from that I can think of is my phone. There are no viruses on my computers. Has anyone else seen this? I am not sure what app would have caused it or how to get rid of it.
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    What are you using to scan for virus'? I would suggest Avast free its been proven to be one of the best. The only way you have a virus on your phone is if you yourself gave something permissions.

    I would go over your email account and make sure you havent looked at something or if you have filled something out on the ineternet.
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    You don't need virus protection. There are no viruses to protect against and anything you put on your phone will be a resource hog.
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    Im not sure about you but I know that a good amount of my friends on Facebook are robots trying to send me to sites with viruses.
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    my money is on it being a FB virus... if you have FB contacts linked to your phone it probably got to your gmail contacts that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeybarclay View Post
    Im not sure about you but I know that a good amount of my friends on Facebook are robots trying to send me to sites with viruses.
    So you keep them to look cool? I will never understand why having a bunch of people on a friends list is important to people.
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    I have seen scams like this on Facebook before. Where it ask you to respond to a question from one of your friends and when one tries then the so called virus gets their info. and then crazy things starts happening. With that being said I don't click on a site sent from one of my friends, I send them a message and ask what it is. So far a few have said they never sent it and have no clue how it got sent from them
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuffPCair View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by joeybarclay View Post
    Im not sure about you but I know that a good amount of my friends on Facebook are robots trying to send me to sites with viruses.
    So you keep them to look cool? I will never understand why having a bunch of people on a friends list is important to people.
    Um no I keep them there because the users still use there files and I have the contact info synced to my phone. Besides im on my phone and they cant send me im's there
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    I did not click any links, i changed my fb password and it started happening to my gmail contacts after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeybarclay View Post
    Im not sure about you but I know that a good amount of my friends on Facebook are robots trying to send me to sites with viruses.
    All of my FB friends are real people. I only add the people I know.
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