An old friend added you as a friend on facebook

Forwarded by a reader.

BEWARE.  This email comes with an attachment that is infected with the DelfInject Worm. Don’t open the attachment.  Just delete the email.  If you are a Facebook user you will know that you are never sent photos of potential friends.  

If you accidentally install the worm, don’t panic.  Download Malwarebytes and scan your computer.  This will remove the infection.  (If you haven’t used Malwarebytes before, it is quite likely that it will find other infections too!!  It’s very effective and I use it on all my clients’ computers.)

There are two versions of malwarebytes.   A paid for one: This version provides realtime protection.  It will remove even the most pernicious malware and actively protect your computer in the future.  This is excellent for use on a family computer – or any computer with multiple users.  I highly recommend it.    

A free one:  The free version is not pro-active and doesn’t provide real time protection.  You will have to tell it to update and scan your computer.

Subject: An old friend added you as a friend on facebook

Facebook is a social utility that connects you with the people around you.

Facebook notifier

One of your old classmates added you as a friend on Facebook. We need to confirm that you know her in order for you to be friends on Facebook.

To see her picture please check your attachment.


The Facebook Team