Malware Virus Attacks Facebook Pages

Virus Malware Facebook

A new Malware Virus is hitting peoples and businesses’ Facebook Pages!

If your page is suddenly crowded with ads, even in your timeline, you got the “Iminentmalware infection. You will notice their logo on the ads, like in the attached photo.

It will install to every browser on your PC! Your antivirus software won’t remove it, because it’s not technically a virus. It’s more like those toolbars that sneak in when you’re downloading something else. It won’t hurt your PC, but it will annoy you and make your Facebook page almost unreadable.How do I know? It happened to me!

It also puts in buttons on the ads do download other things, and I don’t know if those might hurt. The one that made me most suspicious was one telling me I had to download a “special player” to see a video. That’s a dead giveaway to more potential viruses.

To remove it, you must go into the “Add-ons” or “Extensions” area of your web browser and disable it. Then you must uninstall it from your PC.  I then recommend running a Registry Cleaner, like CCleaner or Glary Utilities. Here’s the steps to remove it from the different browsers.

For Internet Explorer :

  1. Click on “Tools” and then choose “Manage add-ons”
  2. Scroll down until you see “Iminent WebBooster” and click “Disable.

For Firefox:

  1. Click on “Tools” and then choose “Add-Ons”
  2. Scroll down until you see “IMinent WebBooster” and click “Disable”.

For Chrome:

  1. Click on “Tools” and then choose “Extensions”
  2. Scroll down until you see “Iminent” and uncheck the box “Enabled”.

For Safari:

  1. Open the Finder application and browse to Applications.
  2. Scroll down to Toolbars and click on iminent.
  3. Double-click on “Uninstall”. Fill in the “User name & Password” and click the OK button.

After tasking these steps, restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

Then make sure you Uninstall the Iminent program itself as well. Go to your Control Panel – Programs and Features area to do this.

If you’re still having trouble removing this pest, please call us or visit our Tucson Virus Removal web page. We’ll be happy to help!


Post By: Steven Frantzis, Owner, Saguaro PC Tech

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