Remove Facebook Voice Message Virus (Improved Instructions) by 2-Spyware

Facebook voice message virus – a malicious campaign that can relate in the installation of a Trojan horse if the misleading voice message is played by the victim…

Even though the message itself might not always directly launch the installation of malware, it might reroute the user to some type of potentially dangerous website where cyber threats such as trojans, ransomware viruses, cryptocurrency miners, browser hijackers, or adware are distributed.

Messenger voice message virus

Source: Remove Facebook voice message virus (Improved Instructions) – Virus Removal Guide

Must Read @ How-To-Geek: Beware of These 7 Facebook Scams

I have a saying here at “What’s On My PC”… It is “Believe Nothing, Verify Everything!”…

Unlike the email spam of the late 90s and early 2000s, Facebook’s scams can be harder to spot. They hide in plain sight and recycle old tactics while preying on some of the most trusting members of society. Don’t let yourself or someone you care about fall for a Facebook scam. Learn what to look for and stay safe.

A shadowy figure using a smartphone in front of the Facebook logo.

Learn More @ How To Geek

Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 12, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

A rollout of Google Photo’s re-designed single-view overflow menu and metadata (EXIF) panel; an upcoming Google badging system that will shame sites that are slow loading; the best Network Mapping Tools; how to create HTML newsletter from RSS feed of any website for free; AND, Facebook is rolling out a Shortcut Bar Setting feature on iOS (coming to Android in the weeks ahead) that gives you control over what you see at the bottom of its mobile app…

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Today’s Featured Android Apps @ What’s On My PC

November 9, 2019


Today’s Android Apps: 

A Facebook alternative (Swipe for Facebook) – lightweight, highly customizable, and battery friendly, with a strict “no tracking” policy to ensure your privacy is secured; Watch 100+ live TV channels (Pluto TV) and 1000’s of movies and TV shows on-demand, all streaming free; An art drawing game (Paint by Number) to color modern artworks with coloring by numbers…

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Downloads, News, Etc… Blue Messenger, TheSage, Earth Alerts and Facebook News

Most everyone does Facebook… Here is a web browser extension called Blue Messenger that gives you the smartphone version of Facebook in your browser. With built-in alerts, you will never miss a FB message or post again, with this extension. Appears Blue Messenger is available for Chrome, Opera and Firefox (with Edge coming soon).

If you are a writer or someone that struggles with words and their definitions, I highly recommend TheSage (a comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus). I know you can look up words on Google, but TheSage is even better in that it is right at your fingertips when working from your computer. There is a FREE version of TheSage and a version you can buy (with more features). I usually download the portable version of this software.

Last on the list today is Earth Alerts. This software application gives you the ability to monitor global activity occurring, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and tropical cyclones (typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms, tropical depressions and other disturbances). Like we need more disasters in our life…

Facebook sure has been in the news a lot lately and now I am seeing where they are rolling out their own curated “News” tab that will highlight news it believes is relevant to individual users — read more @ engadget


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Facebook and Politics: Don’t Be A Lemming (believe nothing, verify everything, don’t spread false information)

“Believe Nothing, Verify Everything, Don’t Spread It”… People are like lemmings and will believe and follow anything… The social networks, in conjunction with foreign adversaries (enemies), have used these platforms to incite people by posting “false” sensitive topics in regards to 2nd amendment rights, abortion, social security, religion, race, party affiliation, etc.. that has caused the current divisive thinking in the United States. In other words, Facebook is and was used as a propaganda platform by foreign enemies. If you see these sorts of postings, avoid spreading them because the enemy wants you to spread these things so that there is chaos, hate, and divisiveness.

Much of what you read during the last election cycle on Facebook was posted through Russian infiltration and to this day it is still occurring. Dirty Politicians had done the same, as well, and now Facebook has given the official green light for them (the dirty politicians) to do so again (see source link at the end of this post).

Don’t be a lemming, “Believe Nothing, Verify Everything” via reputable sources. What you see on Facebook or any of the social network platforms should be checked and verified. For God’s Sake, don’t spread it if you can’t verify it. Don’t let it get under your skin; and, one way to do that is by blocking the sources entirely. If you must post your political thoughts, set up a Facebook group or another page for that purpose only.

Why Facebook can’t stop politicians from lying |The Verge

As of this week, though, that policy comes with an asterisk. As Judd Legum reported this week in his newsletter, Popular Information, Facebook is now exempting political figures from this policy. If a political candidate or party wants to run a Facebook ad announcing that their rival is a lizard person, they now have an open lane to do so.

Facebook’s new rules let politicians lie in their ads. It’s bad, but asking Facebook to regulate political speech is worse…

Continue Reading @ The Verge


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Here’s how to hide and report comments on Facebook | The Next Web

Hiding a comment means it will disappear from your point of view. However, the person who posted it, along with any of your mutual friends, will still be able to view it. But what kind of comments are worth hiding? Well, maybe the ones that could spoil a TV show you’re watching, for example.  And finally, reporting a comment is kind of like a citizen’s arrest. Well, not really… but it does mean that if you see an offensive comment, you can flag it to the Facebook police who will then decide if it has violated its community standards. If it does, it’ll be deleted.

Continue Reading @ The Next Web

22 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know | PCMag.com

Facebook is not synonymous with “the internet,” but it boasts one of the world’s most complex and multi-faceted websites. It rivals many standalone software apps with the sheer amount of personalization, tweaks, and tinkering available to visitors. In fact, there are so many things you can do on Facebook.com that you can’t know about all the official, baked-in, easily accessible functions just a few clicks away. Read on to awaken your inner social superstar.

22 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

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Tech News: Facebook Dating – Things you should know before using it

by Osmond Chia @ Slash Gear

Facebook Dating lives within your Facebook app. The extension is made available to users 18 and above, who need to opt-in and activate their Dating profile – kids on Facebook won’t randomly chance upon a new dating app that lets them meet suitors in town. Once activated, it requests for your gender, who you’re interested in, a bunch of T&Cs and several privacy settings. You can tweak your dating location, distance from you, age and height preferences. You can even indicate religious preferences and whether you’re okay with your date having children.

Facebook Dating: Things you should know before using it

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Quick Tip: How To Tell If Someone Else Is or Has Logged Into Your Facebook Account

Within the settings of Facebook, you can determine if your account is logged into from somewhere else. For example, my wife and I share our account. If she logs into our account from home and I am away and I log into the account, she can see that I logged in, from where and what device was used to access the account. Learning this is especially helpful if you suspect someone else has your login credentials (and, if you do suspect that, change your password immediately. Do not wait…).

To get to this feature do the following:

  • Click on the “down arrow” (see screenshot below) and when the menu appears, click on “Settings”.

  • On the left side, click on “Security and Login”.
  • At the “Security and Login” page, you will see “Where You’re Logged In’. If you click on the down arrow for “More”, a history of where the account was logged into from is generated. You can determine where and when the account was accessed.

  • If you see something that appears suspicious, click on the 3 dots to the right side of the entry and when the small menu appears, click on “Not you?”. You can also select “Log Out” to log the person out. If you do click on “Not you?” details about the login is generated with an option to secure the account immediately.

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Quick Tip: How To Hide Facebook Posts From People You Do Not Want To Unfriend

If you have that specific friend that you are tired of seeing their rampant political postings (or any type of posting for that matter) that goes against your views; yet, you do not want to offend them too much by unfriending them, there are several quick options in Facebook to fix this.

Here is how to do this:

The next time you see a post from this friend, look in the upper right corner of the post and click on the three dots (also called an ellipsis). A dropdown box will appear where you will see the following options:

Hide Posts – see fewer posts like this. (Facebook will attempt to block any further postings such as what you are seeing; BUT, you will still see other postings from this friend).

Snooze XXX for 30 Days – Temporarily stop seeing posts. (This option gives you a break from the friend and you will not see any postings from the friend for 30 days).

Hide All From XXX – Stop seeing posts from this person. (This option is the nuclear option. You will stop seeing the friends posts; BUT, they will still remain a Facebook friend and they will not know any different).

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