Rabu, 27 Januari 2010

Facebook “Unnamed” App is NOT Spyware

There’s been yet another fuss on Facebook today about an Un-named application in your profile, slowing down Facebook.

ALERT >>>>> Has your facebook been running slow lately? Go to “Settings” and select “application settings”, change the dropdown box to “added to profile”. If you see one in there called “un named app” delete it… Its an internal spybot. Pass it on. about a minute ago….i checked and it was on mine.

Indeed, some people have deleted the unnamed application and their FB sessions seem to have speeded up.

Alan Davies has posted information which I am going to quote verbatim in an effort to get this info to as many people as possible:

it is NOT a virus or spyware, it is your “Boxes” tab, and Facebook is going to be getting rid of it soon, you can remove it yourself from your edit applications list if you want… not sure if Facebook will be replacing it with something else yet

Please also be aware that when searching for this on Google I ended up at a page which wil tell you that your pc needs a scan (this is malware/spyware). So please be careful, it seems that whoever started this facebook “status” is just trying to get people googling and direct you to this harmful page.

So, remove it if you must but it may well screw up something that Facebook is working on for the future. Also, take note of the second paragraph in the quote above, NOT clicking that link is even more important than removing the unnamed app.

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