ALERT: Facebook Antivirus Is Completely Fake

While protecting your computer from potential hazards on Facebook is a great idea, the latest Facebook Antivirus application is completely fake. The application automatically tags your friends walls with antivirus-like images but doesn’t really accomplish anything. Ironically it doesn’t even appear to manipulate its results, it just reuses the same image (pictured to the right) over and over again.

As F-Secure points out, “once installed on one friend’s account, this application tags 20 friends into a picture”. While it doesn’t claim to truly solve any problems, the application is misleading enough. My guess is that Facebook will simply remove this application if it hasn’t been removed already, however more important is simply to avoid any application that claims to be a Facebook Antivirus.