A very dangerous Trojan is making the rounds on Facebook. Though this behaves like a virus in some ways, it can be much more dangerous. I explain the difference between a Trojan and a virus in this tip.
If this nasty Trojan infects you, it can find your bank account and drain all of your cash. Worst still, it spreads from people you know and trust.
Though the virus is almost a decade old, it's still active and very dangerous. Having security software helps, but it's not bulletproof. There's still a chance that it can make its way around your anti-virus software.
The best way is to prevent it is to avoid it.
The malware in question is called "Zeus." In most cases, it looks like a funny or shocking video one of your friends posted. It may be posted on their page or in a message to you.
Once you click the link to the "video," it will tell you that you need to update the player to watch the video.
When you try to do that, you download the virus. When you click the "Play" button, you're actually clicking "Like" on the virus page. It will spread the link to all of your friends to try to infect them.
Don't fall for it. If you get a message from your friend, ask them if they meant to send it. In most cases, they won't even know that they are spamming you.
You can also search the title of the video in question on Google or YouTube. If nothing turns up, you'll know the video is a scam.
Please pass this information on to anyone that you know who might be vulnerable.