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    Are you kidding us? Now it is not a Troyan Horse? Why S&D said it was one and uninstalled it when actually it isnīt one?

    Please be carefur next time with false positives!

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    Hello cabrote,
    Quote Originally Posted by Yodama View Post
    The results of the analysis are as follows:
    Messenger really belongs to Facebook and it is not a Trojan horse.
    Therefore we will change our categoration of the Facebook Messenger from Trojan to PUPS for possibly unpopuplar software because of the following reasons:
    • does not check OS version (installs on unsupported OS)
    • does not show EULA and Privacy
    • uninstall leaves one of the 3 FacebookUpdate.exe with its autorun function intact
    • FacebookUpdate.exe and its autorun delete themselves after running in background for a while
    • uninstall opens a facebook site which can only be viewed if logged in
    Quote Originally Posted by cabrote View Post
    Are you kidding us? Now it is not a Troyan Horse? Why S&D said it was one and uninstalled it when actually it isnīt one?

    Please be carefur next time with false positives!
    No matter how careful a false positive is not totally avoidable. Most security software sites have a place to report, such as the one here:
    How to report Possible False Positives

    Best regards.
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    Hello! I ran just a routine Spybot scan yesterday on my Windows 7 premium PC and it found ~20 entries for Facebook.messenger that, as far as I remember, included some registry enteries. I allowed Spybot to remove them all and everything seemed fine. I left my computer and it automatically went into hibernate and when I started it back up again I was no longer able to open any .exe files or open any folders.

    The computer will restart and boot properly and not throw up any errors but all my files have now been replaced with the "blank page" icon that means Windows does not know how to open them. Do you have any kind of fix for this/has this happened to anyone before?

    I'm away from that PC at the moment and I can't remember the exact errors but when trying to open .exe files it will just say "no such interface supported".

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    hi im using the facebook messenger too FROM thier site
    i got pupsc and all stuff listed above
    is that desktop messenger FAKE?
    i got 27 facebook.fraud messenges and pupsc
    or is it ok

    or pull it all out for safety

    Hello,

    Fraud.Facebook.Messenger is a fake messenger for the social network Facebook.
    It installs itself to the computer pretending to be a messenger for Facebook.
    It compromises the system security and is likely to steal Facebook login information.

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    SERIOUSLY
    so i should get rid of it?
    AND ITS THIER SOFTWARE ISNT IT?
    ASAP
    Last edited by cootmaster; 2013-05-14 at 08:40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cootmaster View Post
    hi im using the facebook messenger too FROM thier site
    i got pupsc and all stuff listed above
    is that desktop messenger FAKE?
    i got 27 facebook.fraud messenges and pupsc
    or is it ok

    or pull it all out for safety

    SERIOUSLY
    so i should get rid of it?
    AND ITS THIER SOFTWARE ISNT IT?
    ASAP
    See tashis post!



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    WOW surprising
    you think it was ligit being
    THIER softwae
    OUT IT GOES

    http://download.cnet.com/Facebook-Desktop/3000-12941_4-75570419.html?tag=mncol%3B2

    i switched to this
    76721a52c81f0a0e79130f15f877c2dfea41_1Facebook@Desktop0.JPG
    safer
    ty
    Last edited by cootmaster; 2013-05-14 at 15:10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cootmaster View Post
    http://download.cnet.com/Facebook-

    you think it was ligit being THIER softwae
    as you can see into the URL, you are downloading from a third-party (download.cnet.com) and not from offically facebook (facebook.com).
    I always recommend to download only from official websites.



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    yup one i changed to @desktop is cnet AND PARENT site ty
    btw how u know i was jewish

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    DL com
    Tucows
    softpedia
    are all hosting sites
    people host tons software all time
    i work for frostwire and we host at dl/cnet all time
    ACTUALLY we AWAYS say go to frostwire.com then press DOWNLOAD then it starts i think its hosing it somewhere

    then dl starts
    but yup thx for help
    Last edited by cootmaster; 2013-05-15 at 17:08.
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    Default Facebook Messenger for Desktop is a legitimate software

    Facebook Messenger is not a threat. It is a legitimate software downloaded from the official Facebook website. It works fine and does not represent any malware-related problems. Dozens of antivirus and antimalware/antyspyware programs recognize it as legit and do not regard it as a threat. Only Spybot team remains very stubborn and keeps labeling it as PUPS (at first they even identified it as a Trojan). Just get it over with and remove it from your database. Until then - you can put Facebook Messenger in the Ignore Product list and will not see again dozens of those useless entries warning about it.
    Last edited by Spyuser; 2013-05-28 at 05:30.

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