Beware Of Twitter Scams. Remove Unwanted Applications Access Now

Twitter has also grown to be one of the biggest social networking websites, though it is not yet that Popular with the youth in India, as compared to Facebook, it is still used a lot! Twitter has also become a popular medium for spammers, with all types of scams appearing on it. This time, the scam is named as “Your Online Timer”. It sends the user private messages and of course tweets, which read as follows :

“I have spent 379 days on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: [LINK]”

Twitter Scam

The link takes the user to a rogue application, asking you to click on a bit.ly link, which asks the user to authorize the ‘Your Online Timer’ application to access and update his/her Twitter account.

Twitter Scam

Once you allow the application to connect to your account, it posts tweets on your account saying the this text : “I have spent 379 days on Twitter. How much have you? Find out here: [LINK]” .

Beware of such Scams. In case you have fallen a prey of this Scam, immediately remove the application access from your Twitter account by browsing to Settings -> Connections (Click here).

Remove Unwanted Application Access

#1 – First go to your Twitter account > Settings.

Twitter settings

#2 – Now go to Applications. Check whether you have any unwanted or mysterious applications, if you find any, feel free to select “Revoke Access” option.

Revoke Access

Do you know of any other Twitter scam? Let everyone know. Share it in the comments section below!

8 Symptoms Of Computer Virus [Security]

symptoms of virusesWe Know that, despite the widespread use of anti-virus, over half of the country’s computers are infected with viruses, we must conclude that the infections are due to bad habits cultivated over the Web, than to the inefficiency of virus. So, I prepared a few tips trying to get away as much from poisons.

  • Windows Shooting Alone.

You are browsing the Internet and come up windows for advertisements or different Web sites, without you having anything tight, make no mistake, you’re infected.

  • Performance Degradation.

Computer does not turn over the command of Windows, just take the socket. Lock all the time. It is too slow. Resumes alone, you’re infected.

  • Suddenly Pop Up Error Messages.

When many messages begin to appear out of memory, disk space, it fails in application, etc., is a clear sign that a virus may be behind them.

  • Home Of The Browser is Changed.

Pay attention when the home page of your favorite browser is changed for no apparent reason, as many spyware do this.

  • Social Networking Profiles, or Your Email Account Automatically Send Messages With the Virus to Your Contacts.

If your friends start to complain that they are getting your messages with viruses, it is certain that your computer is infected.

  • The Command CTRL+ALT+DEL No Longer Works.

In any version of Windows, one of the simplest ways to check for viruses is simultaneously pressing the CTRL+ALT+DEL, as the most important virus disables this command to initiate the task manager.

  • Antivirus No Longer Update.

If your anti-virus begins to acknowledge failure update, even if its connection to the Internet is operating normally, is a great sign of a virus installed.

  • Social Networks Hacked.

When your Orkut, Twitter, Facebook, etc are hacked, surely there is virus on your computer.

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