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Facebook is working on filtering a piece of nuisance malware that poses as a “Facebook antivirus” application that — when it’s installed — puts several dozen photos on a victim’s Facebook wall and tags their friends in them. Once their friends click on the “tagged” photo, they are offered the fake anti-virus.

Spellings include: “F’acebook Antivirus,” “Facebook Antivirus” and “Antivirus in Focebook”

Facebook Insider said Facebook is filtering the fake tags and gives instructions for removing tags of ones self from friends’ photos.

Story here: “Warning: Facebook Antivirus Will Virally Spam Your Friends”

Tom Kelchner