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Facebook Messenger Computer Virus

December 25, 2019


The scams keep coming and this time I
almost got caught I was quickly checking in on facebook and i had a message from
my cousin overseas. It was a link to a video named “Michael-Video” so naturally I
was curious and since my profile picture is actually a video I thought my cousin
was asking, “hey how did you do this?” And yes to all you smartasses, I should have known
better – but like a dumbass I clicked on the link and much to my surprise I was taken
to a site that I thought at first glance was YouTube. I mean these jokers even
took the time to make a few thumbnails of suggested videos on the right. I
should’ve looked at the URL right away but no — I was in too much of a hurry! (chuckle) Now I
always tell people slow down and don’t be in such a hurry before you click a
link and in this case I should certainly have listened to my own advice. But hey!
this thing came from my cousin and after all I’m the Super Easy Tech Tips guy, so
what could possibly go wrong? I quickly went to click on the video and
that’s when I got that sinking feeling that I was duped! Yep, Scammed, Hoodwinked, Fooled. Suddenly I
felt about as credible as Al Gore an Internet technology convention. I stared in
disbelief at the message on the screen “You must install the codec extension to
watch this video.” You’ve got to be (censored) kidding this shit doesn’t
happen to me! But it did, and now I had to scramble to save my ass. The blatant
signs of my haste were becoming more apparent. The URL was configdnsadress and not youtube.com. Autoplay was turned off, I
leave mine on most of the time and the funniest part which I have to at least
applaud their humor was the fact that the YouTube account belonged to
Facebook. And somehow almost 16 million people had seen this video of me. Some
geek bastard keyboard warrior was laughing his ass off we made this I’ll tell ya. I immediately went to close my browser and to be sure I was safe I used
alt f4 like I discussed in a previous video to close it. So that I didn’t accidentally hit
anything else. Then I messaged my cousin to change his password on facebook. So
remember if you get tired of hearing me bitch and complain about going slow and
being careful about clicking on links. We all need to be reminded. Final word, never
download any codec or flash player extension when you’re trying to watch a
video. Never ever! If you need to update your computer, do it through windows
update. If you made it this far thanks for watching, share the love – smash the thumbs up if you chuckled at
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50 Comments

  • Reply ElderlyIron October 2, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Your best yet!

  • Reply LyneveM October 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks!!!! 🙂

  • Reply Faretta Varinha October 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I clicked on the virus and now what do I do?

  • Reply Catherine Cheek October 3, 2016 at 4:53 am

    "All have sinned!!!" Bruhaha, funny video.

  • Reply Oscar Victorino October 5, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Very funny video and it is happening

  • Reply Plasmatize October 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I unfortunately fell for this, both because I was rushing and due to coincidental circumstances. I was tired and not thinking straight, so I clicked the link, and because of the specific friend that sent this to me, the differences in the style and appearance of the page didn't ring the usual alarms. I immediately reset my password, cleared all browser history, extensions and permissions, scanned my computer, and warned my friend circle about it. Hopefully, none of them fell for it. What a nuisance…

  • Reply StarPer Channel October 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Amazing!!!

  • Reply theengineerbox October 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Stan Lee?

  • Reply Omar Mostafa November 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    this old man really needs some support
    funny video , Thx

  • Reply Dave the Rave November 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    this happened to me a week ago on my phone (Samsung galaxy s6) I clicked the link then immediately closed it as it took me through multiple pages quickly, I didn't have time to see if there was a link for me to download, this was about 10 days ago and I have just changed my facebook password but I'm not sure if there is anything I should do on my phone.. any advice?

  • Reply Legendary Stooge December 18, 2016 at 3:55 am

    yea, got the same thing today i clicked it stuiped me i know better myself, took me to some weird not even half built website and quickly changing my password on fb ( took me 20 mins to do so cos i was being a slow dumbass) disconnected from the net on my pc and ran malwarebytes luckily no malware was found

  • Reply Hunter December 29, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Happened to me and my brother but i was on ipad so it blocked me from going

  • Reply Liam Slytail January 14, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Thank you so much for making this video, I couldn't have explained it better. Trying to tell my friends about it constantly gets tiring, luckily now I don't have to. ^^

  • Reply KingChoy February 1, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This also happens on phone. Is it your profile picture you see or your friends profile picture. I got one from my friend and it had his profile picture on it. The text was about a virus and stuff. I didnt click it. Also how and why do they even send it? Is it someone else using their profile?

  • Reply firdous ahmad February 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

    very nice

  • Reply carli February 17, 2017 at 3:41 am

    This helped a lot! I'll make sure to tell as many people as I can. Nice video.?

  • Reply Julianio March 15, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    You saved my ass 🙂 Thanks <3

  • Reply TencationGamer July 3, 2017 at 12:26 am

    dude Wtf your like 90 years old and you watch porn wow

  • Reply THEGREAT JAY July 10, 2017 at 9:03 am

    help i need help pls help i clicked it

  • Reply LeBron_DaYao Vlogs July 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    how to remove that virus

  • Reply Motonari Mouri July 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    please help me

  • Reply Bill King July 19, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I fixed it at my end by Signing in on Google Chrome on my iPad where a checkbox saying I ran anti virus and it's gone

  • Reply Dwight Plopenio July 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    how fix it???

  • Reply paul 10582 August 2, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    thank u men god blees u, i hate those fockers

  • Reply paul 10582 August 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    how to remove this virus?

  • Reply Nasrap Cosain August 3, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Help please i try to shutdown and restart my pc but i can't delete the virus please

  • Reply Peyton Ragan August 6, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    The same thing happens except it said me when I click it said spin

  • Reply Johne Chalach August 11, 2017 at 1:02 am

    IT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY, MESSENGER STARTED SENDING PORN TO EVERYONE ON MY LIST. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME???

  • Reply xXdAy DrEaMsXx August 12, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Oh look, the message is in German xD

  • Reply László Adorján August 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    I also opened it from galaxy a3. And launched the video. :/ Then my phone started to open multiple sites. It also said to download a new version of android to be able to view it. I didnt manage to close the window so i closed the browser. And checked my phone not finding anything suspicious. Any ideas?

  • Reply Nigel Comandante August 23, 2017 at 11:06 am

    omg thats what happen to me!

  • Reply Breanne Long November 22, 2017 at 12:11 am

    someone on my friend's list recently got hacked and people keep saying to net even open the message. but im pretty sure that its fine to open as long as they dont click the link, right??

  • Reply jary reed November 22, 2017 at 7:52 am

    As soon as i clicked vid seconds later boom another one

  • Reply AMA Gaming November 28, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Omg! It is November 2017 and I fell for this. I need help I can't access my account, Everytime I open it, it says your account is unavailable. Please help!

  • Reply Mohammed Zameer December 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    My sister was victim of this, she clicked a link from her friend, which spread the same link to her friends, and when her friends clicks it it will spread again

  • Reply Freya Tc February 10, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Problem is there is no solutions online for iPhone users who clicked the link. Going through the comments I can’t find any here either.

    Please help by commenting suggestions!

  • Reply Yo&Bro April 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    that same thing happened to me right now i need help

  • Reply kalef1234 April 10, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Hot local moms in my area don't want to meet up?? darn

  • Reply Darkchan May 10, 2018 at 6:09 am

    old Man you no need windows try and learn linux be free of those scums 😀

  • Reply rob janssen June 29, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    i had a massage like that i clicked on the link (the link said it was from Youtube) but it took me to e diverent site and it told me to click on another link to watch the video and i also noticed that it was not on Youtube so i clicked the browser away i'm doing a virus scan now or is you computer only in danger if you click on the download link?

  • Reply Elton July 9, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Just got a supposed youtube video link sent to me in messenger, luckily my phone blocked the site saying it was potentially malicious.

  • Reply Tooniant July 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Can it take you to facebook instead of a fake youtube page?

  • Reply Ty Morgan July 20, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Haha got that in my phone and it has been sent throughout the whole town and when u click out of it it locks you out of Facebook

  • Reply Vinko Perković September 7, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I had revive three videos that says:
    This video is yourVinko
    And they had smiley face but I couldn't open it

  • Reply Glenn Kukkee December 19, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    I laughed, I cried… I also put some instructions regarding "WHAT TO DO NOW" in my post at https://wordpress.com/page/glennkukkee.com/70. Thanks for the help – I liked your video and linked to it in my article.

  • Reply kent ponce April 15, 2019 at 10:08 am

    how to remove the virus at message

  • Reply Tekato May 2, 2019 at 12:16 am

    I got a problem with my facebook, my case was a little similar to yours, but it was a post, I clicked it and it asked for download when I opened it, my computer requested for restart, I restarted it and to my surprise, the file that I clicked was sent to all my friends, I tried to fix it with an anti-virus, and fixed it, and the day after it was sent again I scanned and there was no threats detected, I deactivated my account for safety, what do I do to fix it?

  • Reply Moriivello Yt May 8, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Help me i cant uninstall it,It's running virus app in my Windows 🙁

  • Reply bhox champ June 25, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Hello i made the same mistake by clicking on the link from my android phone today, the moment i saw the fake youtube page, i immediately went back, is my account hacked now? I didn't download or install anything from that link. I just clicked on it and went back.

  • Reply ranibow sprimple August 28, 2019 at 3:49 am

    my mom just got this and she’s freaking out and so am I-

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