How to Delete Facebook Worms


If your Facebook account has been infiltrated by a worm, you may have unauthorized posts on your news feed or be sending spam-like messages to your friends without meaning to. Worm invasion can happen when you click on a malicious link that someone else has posted; the cycle perpetuates itself, spreading throughout the site like the virus it is. Be wary of clicking links on Facebook that don't look like they lead to actual user pages; one way to tell is by hovering over the link and looking at the URL that appears at the bottom of your browser. If the address isn't a Facebook page, think before you click.

  • Click "Edit My Profile" from the Facebook homepage.

  • Click "Activities and Interests;" then "Show Other Pages."

  • Click "Remove Page" next to any page you suspect to be a worm.

  • Return to your profile page, and delete any links from the worm that are appearing in your feed, such as "John likes (page causing worm)."

  • Check your Applications page for apps (such as games or quizzes) that might be causing the worm, and uninstall any apps from sources you don't trust. From your Facebook homepage, click "Account" on the top right, then "Privacy Settings." Then, click "Edit your settings" under "Apps and Websites" at the bottom left. Click "Remove Unwanted or Spammy Apps," then click the blue X next to the apps you want to get rid of.

  • Change your Facebook password if you're concerned about further compromising of your account.

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