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Bogus Video Player On Facebook Infecting Friends Accounts

"Facebook video is meant for the uploading and sharing of personal content. We've designed the application to discourage misuse, and our users agree only to upload video of a personal nature that is about them or their friends, or created by them or their friends."

I just copied this quote from the Q&A area where you can check your privacy settings and restrict programs and applications. There is a beach butt virus going around and now I keep getting these LoudMo pop ups from hell.

My IE browser keeps crashing. Something called Eternos was in my Facebook applications list and when I clicked it Facebook sid it was invalid, so I deleted it and restricted a bunch of application permissions while I am trying to figure out just how much damage was done by that video player application that whacked my laptop this afternoon.

Just so you know: I did not send a beach butt video to infect your machines. That was a FB virus. Seriously...

That little quote is also a reminder for you guys to be careful about your YouTube embeds. Too many music videos on your walls may be a dangerous thing... Go check your settings and decide just how public you want your stuff to be.

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Comment balloon 20 commentsC Tann-Starr • May 23 2010 09:42PM


I got it... from another facebook friend and thought it looked hinky and didn't click it.  Hope you can fix your 'puter.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 10 years ago

LoudMo Contextual Ad Assistant has got to go. How did I get a Bing toolbar??? The bloody thing is redirecting my pages from where I want to go. WTF??? How did LoudMo get on my computer??? They get paid for these ads that are interrupting my Netflix. I am trying to figure out where to uninstall this thing. How do you get rid of Bing?

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Another reason not to use Facebook!

Posted by Donna Webber (ArcRealty Inc., Real Estate Brokerage, Toronto, ON, Canada ) over 10 years ago


Thanks for the heads up.

Featured in the Group "Whacked!!!"

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

Donna, I just went through my control panel to whack Loudmo but I don't know how to uninstall the Bing toolbar. Hmm...

Tammy, this is stressing me out...

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Thank you, Richard. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

C-I will be waiting for someone to come up with the answer of getting rid of the Bing toolbar.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 10 years ago

Nick, my Google toolbar is gone and this Bing thing is driving me crazy. I don't even know hot to minimize it.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Yes!!!!!!!! Bing is loading itself. Read this article while I try to get rid of this thing:


Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

This is why I do not install applications within Facebook.  Many of these can hack your account & phish your friends.  The wifey did one the other week that did nothing but send everyone in her address book bogus email with phishing links.  Be careful with this kinda stuff. It can be messy.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 10 years ago

C, good luck with that. I so seldom click anything on FB. I got hit a while ago and learned my lesson. Why oh why do people find it amusing to screw with other peoples computers? I hope they pay for that some time, some way, some day... and I hope we get to see it!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

C, I like Jeremy do not open anything from FB, no Mafia wars, farmville, anything of that nature as well. I also do not use FB near as much as I used to, it is just too unstable right now, in fact mark my words, this is the begining of the downfall of FB. It is just a matter of time until it is updending by the latest greatest new thing. situations such as this prompt people to come up with something different.

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 10 years ago

Carolyn, I wish I knew how to help you!! Thanks for the warning here and on FB!

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 10 years ago

Well, I feel left out because I did not get a beach butt video. LOL. But if I do, I surely won't view it.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 10 years ago

C....I've been left out too - no beach butt video - I'm a happy girl.  Good luck getting your stuff back working right.

cosmic cow

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carolyn - It is easy to get caught up in the fun - so this is a good reminder to be watchful.  Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 10 years ago

oh no...not another one...thanks for the warning, I like knowing about these things BEFORE I get hit.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 10 years ago

Thanks, Carolyn. Unfortunately, more and more viruses are out there causing many problems.

Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) over 10 years ago

C - My butt has been removed a bit from much of the facebook follies ,in that, I still don't get it (or it doesn't get me) I have a fan page, and all the yada, but my meager mind doesn't want to know if someone scratched their butt.

Love your posts

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

LOL @ Claude. I find broadcasting in Faceook to be rather useful at times. I also love lurking on people's vacation and family pictures. :-)

Marzena, it is amazing what they come up with...

Karen, I clicked that puppy because I thought another friend sent it. Boy was I surprised (LOL).

Susan, I love fun but that bit of mischief made me pause.

Carra, my laptop seems to be working again. :-)

LMAO @ Elizabeth. :-)

Barb, I drove my techie friends crazy.

Gerry, I am starting to cut back on my gaming haits there.

Andrea, I wish I knew why people did half the things they do...

Jeremy, I am finding that out. What a huge mess...

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

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