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Facebook Fan Check Virus… or not?

The Fan Check app is suddenly crowding Facebook news feeds across the world so fast, some people are suspecting it’s using malicious techniques to distribute and maybe even steal login information along the way. Mashable has investigated the rumors and here’s their take on the Fan Check application:

We believe that this is merely a two part hoax: on one hand, you have a defunct application (StalkerCheck) that allegedly lets you see who’s been visiting your Facebook profile – which cannot work due to Facebook’s policies, and all applications claiming to do so are scams. On the other, spammers and malicious hackers are feeding the rumors around this application to lead people to search for a solution, and getting their computers infected by malware in return.

In any case, this is what you should do: stay away from Fan Check application – or any other Facebook application that hints at being able to tell you who’s been visiting your profile. Furthermore, don’t search for the “Fan Check Facebook virus,” as it is most likely a hoax.

Thanks to Chris L. for the tip!

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