YouTube Virus Supposedly Spreading on FaceBook; Trojan Worm to Plague Your Computer

March 25, 2010, By Alex Ion

Many of you woke up this morning only to find out that YouTube is down, and in this whole hysteria, Twitter and Facebook have been bombarded with messages from unhappy users. Well folks this is just a friendly reminder to double check all links from your FaceBook friends as we’re hearing that a YouTube virus is spreading like wild fire among users, and it’s actually a trojan worm virus.

While we can’t confirm anything right now, some Facebook users are pretty sure it’s a virus that’s using the YouTube outage to get you clicking.

“THERE IS A VIRUS SPEADING LIKE WILDFIRE ON FB. DO NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING FROM ME OR ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS THAT ASK YOU TO WATCH A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE. SNOPES JUST CONFIRMED. IT IS A TROJAN WORM VIRUS. IT WILL STEAL INFO, INFEST YOUR SYSTEM AND SHUT IT DOWN. DO NOT OPEN THE LINK. PLEASE REPOST THIS IN YOUR STATUS,” said Robert Slay.

Another user is Jennifer Milliken who says “THERE IS A VIRUS SPEADING LIKE WILDFIRE ON FB. DO NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING FROM ME OR ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS THAT ASK YOU TO WATCH A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE. SNOPES JUST CONFIRMED. IT IS A TROJAN WORM VIRUS. IT WILL STEAL INFO, INFEST YOUR SYSTEM AND SHUT IT DOWN. DO NOT OPEN THE LINK. PLEASE REPOST THIS IN YOUR STATUS.”

Pam Lacy warns her FB friends and family, “do NOT open any links that I supposedly sent. Hackers have taken over my friends list and keeps sending links to youtube. It’s the worst virus you can get. Warn your friends to NOT open any links like the ones being sent to you from me.”

“Hey Friends— I keep getting e-mails from friends that have random youtube links– I have been deleting them, I think they might be viruses -so beware! If you get a email from a fb friend that has nothing but a youtube site to click on don’t. Just a FYI,” says Michelle Grisham Dobson.

Are you a Facebook user? Did anything like that happened to you?

We’ll keep you posted with more info when we get them.

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