Facebook Trojan horse?

  ethelbert 25 Mar 12
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Someone has just emailed me telling me about Facebook rojan Horse. In the coming days, you should be aware.....Do not open any message with an attachment called: Invitation FACEBOOK, regardless of who sent it. It is a virus that opens an OlympIc torch that burns the whole hard disc C of your computer.........

I cannot see anything on the net other than Avast got in a muddle and sent these messages out to members. Is this correct? Thanks

  Forum Editor 25 Mar 12

Like all messages of this nature, this one is a hoax.

Ignore it and delete it - do NOT send it on to your friends and contacts; that's exactly what the perpetrator wants you to do.

  ethelbert 25 Mar 12

Many thanks, that is what I thought and what I have told him, but at first I couldn;t find much on the web about this. Came here for the knowledge. Thanks

  Woolwell 25 Mar 12

Hoax slayer or Snopes are good sites to check on these sort of things.

  robin_x 25 Mar 12

I echo the above.

So far I have not heard of any Malware that infects a Recovery Partition or USB external hard drives.

If you make your own Image Backup a computer is easily re-buildable.

Save your most important files somewhere like Dropbox or MS Skydrive.

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