Help eradicate Facebook spam, permanently

Facebook users are daily flooded with spam links and videos saying that you have been tagged in the video. Don’t click on such malicious links as they can infect you with viruses and steal your private info from your Facebook Profile.

Thanks to our readers, Trickvilla helped in mass reporting of the spam link highlighted here to Facebook. This spam has now been removed from Facebook, however, the same steps apply for any such similar scam/spam.

Facebook users are daily flooded with spam links and videos saying that you have been tagged in the video. Don’t click on such malicious links as they can infect you with viruses and steal your private info from your Facebook Profile.

A single click on spam videos and links (shortened like bit.ly/hNTpR9) can share such links with your facebook friends via chat or by posting such spam links on their wall, yup forcibly & automatically. This is called click jacking.

Some common Video spamming examples:

  1. “WTF I can’t believe you’re in this vid”
  2. “ROFL i cant believe youre tagged in this video”

However, you can help curb this spam menace on Facebook via simple steps and contribute to a spam free social networking. Users want Facebook to eradicate spam but how will the men at Facebook know about a particular spam link when you don’t report it to them?

Follow the steps below to report spam links to Facebook:

  • Open your Facebook profile and find such links/videos
  • You will find a cross (x) near that post when you highlight it with your mouse. Click that cross.

    Facebook Spam video

  • Select Report as abuse

    Facebook Spam

  • In the new box that opens, select Spam or scam and submit.

    Facebook spam or scam

  • You will get a box saying Facebook doesn’t guarantee removal of this spam from the site. If you wonder why, then read the last two lines of this post.

    remove Facebook spam

  • Now click on the cross again and select mark as spam

    Facebook Spam

  • The following box will appear. Click Confirm. This will delete the link from your wall, while marking it as spam too.

    mark facebook spam video

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Facebook will remove that spam link only when they get a sufficient number of reports against that link. So spread the word and help remove spam permanently.
Like the post below if you will do your part. 🙂

Change Default Administrator Password on Wireless Routers

Almost all wireless access points and routers allow an administrator to manage their WiFi network through a special administrative account. This account is protected by a login screen.

Manufacturers set both the account username and password at the factory. In most cases:
Username is admin
Password is password

To secure your Wi-Fi network  you should change this account’s password immediately when installing the unit. The default passwords for popular models of wireless network gear are well-known to hackers and often posted on the Internet. Also this password should be changed regularly i.e every 30 days.

Steps to change the password are:

  • Open your router’s administrative console by entering the routers address in your browser’s address bar.
    TIP: How to find your router’s address
  • Now login into the console through your username and password which in most cases is:
    USERNAME: admin
    PASSWORD: password 

    login

  • Navigate to administration>security>tools to change the password setting.home screenchange password
  • Now type the new password in admin password field and click on save settings.
  • Reboot your router and you can check your settings by going to router’s administration panel again

Find WiFi Router IP Address

Many time you need to visit your router’s administrative console to update its configuration, change passwords, and do other security settings. But how to access it?

To access the router’s console you need to enter the router’s IP Address into the address bar of your browser.

  • Most routers have IP Address 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1
    So try these first.
  • If none of them works then follow these steps
    • Connect to your wireless router.
    • Go to start>Run
    • Now type cmd
      Run> Command Promt
    • Type ipconfig
      ipconfig
    • Now find Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection: and under it find Default Gateway :
    • The IP Adress located on the right side is your router’s address.

To access the router’s console you need to paste this IP Address into the address bar of your browser.

Test AntiVirus with an easy Trick

A simple trick to quickly check the efficiency of your Anti-Virus.
 

This trick will show you how to test antivirus to see if it’s working efficiently or not.

  • Open notepad
  • Copy this code in the text file….

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-
STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

  • Then save it with the name fakevirus.exe on your desktop

If this file gets deleted immediately by your antivirus, that means it is working properly and is updated.

Fake Virus instantly removed by Quick Heal

If your Antivirus didn’t remove it immediately, delete the file yourself and check your antivirus. Is it updated & working? If yes, then I think your antivirus is not that efficient and you should consider changing it.

See Top 5 Free Anti-viruses

Let us know the result for your anti virus in the comments below 😉