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Beware of the ‘Facebook Color Changer App’ Malware Scam!

August 8, 2014
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Have you come across the Facebook Color Changer App? Be informed that, this is yet another scam by hackers to target Facebook users. According to latest reports, about 10,000 Facebook users have already fallen prey to this scam and infected their computers.

facebook color changer app

Known as the Facebook Color Changer App, this malicious software lures users by offering 9 different colors for their profile page. Once a user downloads the app, they are taken to a phishing site. The infection varies for desktop users and Android users.

Desktop users who are taken to the phishing site, are offered to watch a tutorial video on how to use the color changer app. If a user clicks the video, it lets hackers get temporary access to the user’s Facebook account. If the user skips to watch the video, then they are offered to download a malicious pornographic video player, which is actually a malicious software.

Android users who land on the phishing site, are tricked into installing a malware on their device by a message warning them of a malware infection and advising them to download an antivirus app.

Advise for Users Who Fell for the Facebook Color Changer Scam

– Uninstall the app from your PC and Android device.

– Change your Facebook password immediately. And if you have been using the same password for other sites, then change those passwords as well.

Having a reputed antivirus software on your PC and smartphone protects you from such malware scams and attacks. Quick Heal Total Security blocks phishing websites, and prevents infected downloads from reaching your PC. Quick Heal Total Security for Android protects your Android device from phishing websites, and malicious applications.

Data Source:
http://zeenews.india.com
http://www.theguardian.com

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  1. Atish ChavanAugust 8, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Thank you

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  2. susheel KumarAugust 8, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Good service

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  3. need security
    will you do it

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  4. sulakshanaAugust 9, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Need safe facebook

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  5. Quikhil is best

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  6. i have already quick heal so said anti virus required or otherwise.

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  7. lokendra sharmaAugust 9, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    sir my sistem is infected by viruse plese solve that

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  8. banibrata ChaudhuryAugust 9, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Thank you to information about it

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  9. i want change colour.

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  10. Very 2 thanks for this information

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  11. naga sudheerAugust 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    thanks for the information

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  12. tulsi kumarAugust 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    VERY GOOD SERVICE

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  13. shakil ahmadAugust 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    good service sir

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  14. mukesh kumarAugust 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Thanks give information for me….

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  15. Thanks 😀

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  16. Thanks a lot Mr.Rajib Singha for the news..that information will defiantly help many Facebook users..and i am a very pleased quick heal user..thank u guys for the fantastic support.

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  17. Urja GhadiaAugust 12, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Thank you 🙂

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  18. shailendra kumarAugust 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    thanks to aware about that malware

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  19. If i get the facebook color changing app from firefox add-ons and google chrome add-ons is it secure or not.

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    • Hi Satbir,

      From what we have found so far, these add-ons on Chrome and Firefox seem to be safe to use. The threat mentioned in this blog post was from a fake app that was making the most of the popularity of these add-ons. So you can go ahead and use these add-ons on Chrome or Firefox.

      Regards.

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  20. Sir mobail me RAM badhati hai ya nahi please answer

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  21. Abhya SinghAugust 15, 2014 at 4:12 AM

    Thanks

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  22. Shubham KhuranaAugust 15, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Guardian security is gud but it requires update after every three days

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  23. RAJA CHOUDHARYAugust 15, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    sir i want to know that how can we update our quick heal total security as fast as on the slow conection , it take more data compare to other antivirous ……?

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  24. Thank u…..

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  25. ANKITA GHOSHAugust 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    thanks a lot…i shared this on my fb account to warn all my friends is that safe hereafter for my account

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  26. Thankful for the information

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  27. Rajiv BeheraAugust 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Thanks Quickheal Team…

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  28. Thanks a lot

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  29. mahesh kumar negiAugust 16, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    thanks for info.

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  30. veerbhadra singhAugust 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Its good information before that I don’t know thanks a quick heal security you are doing very well work ,is any action required for this thing in my mobile actually I don’t know

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    • Hi Veerbhadra,

      If you have Quick Heal installed on your Android phone, then your device is safe against such threats and other malware attacks. So you need not worry.

      Regards.

      Reply
  31. Sarwesh Kumar MishraAugust 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Thanks for infrom.

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  32. Nice app

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  33. jitendra JainAugust 18, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Thanks

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  34. Rajendra SinghAugust 19, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    I received a post ( video ) from my brother’s facebook page saying Funny he Video and I thought it must be, and I down loded it!! MY God ! after that I had the time of my life!!! It started sending the same post to all my contacts saying Rajendra Funny Video about 15 to 20 posts in a second!! MY computer is hanged nothing works! can’t open the facebook as soon as I try to open it starts sending the posts to all. Please advice and send the healing remady, I have scaned my computer many times nothing works!! please HELP!!
    Thank you !

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  35. thanks

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  36. Vinod LandeAugust 19, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Thanks for informed …. 🙂

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  37. THANK YOU FOR THIS KIND INFORMATION

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  38. Thank u..!!!

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  39. BHISHMA DUBEYAugust 20, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    Thank’s to informing.

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  40. Vivek AsiwalAugust 20, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Thk’s

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  41. Keyur PayelAugust 21, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    Well done thanks yarrr ok

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  42. John PhelpsAugust 21, 2014 at 6:07 AM

    How do u submit a ticket to your website? What is a ticket and how do you get them?? BC your phone number looks like an international phone number and I would not be able to contact .. so please explain to me what a ticket is and how to get a ticket to give you on your website to be able to resolve a virus or Trojan in my tablet. Please contact me through my email address . Thank you for this 30 free trial, I am considering on keeping this quick heal tablet security, but I really wished it had a virus and trojan removal on the application.. that would be great. I would even pay more money for this protection if the removal of viruses and Trojans where included in application.

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    • Hi John,

      You can submit a ticket by visiting this link – http://www.quickheal.co.in/submitticket. Here you will need to enter some basic details about the issue you are facing. Our support team will then contact you and help you resolve the problem. Also, our Tablet Security does provide protection against viruses and Trojans so you can consider purchasing the full version of that.

      Best regards.

      Reply
  43. sanjeev midhaAugust 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    thanks a lot

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  44. Subrata BaksiAugust 21, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    I have licensed Quick Heal Internet Security software valid upto April 6, 2015. I renew it every time. If it would be able to protect my PC from such malware and warn me about landing on phising websites. Normally I use small time in net surfing,on average 3 hours daily. I don’t run unknown external drive. Is QHIS pack is sufficient for my PC? What other sides are NOT covered by this pack ? Please advise me properly.

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    • Hi Subrata,

      For the net related activities that you have mentioned, Internet Security is sufficient for you. However, some feature that are present on Total Security are PCTuner, PC2Mobile scan and data theft protection. If you need these features, then you should consider upgrading to Total Security, else Internet Security will suit you fine.

      Regards.

      Reply
  45. thanks for your infomations thats why i like Quick heal

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  46. Nice app sir
    Good job
    Jay HO

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  47. thanks mr.. If i didn’t use this app then I am secure!!!

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  48. Amit Kumar BhaumikSeptember 14, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Very good information….

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  49. Amit Kumar BhaumikSeptember 14, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Good info.

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