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Thread: I clicked on a Facebook link, worried about virus, what can I do?

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    I clicked on a Facebook link, worried about virus, what can I do?

    Title explains it .

    It was a hot looking chick, the link took me to a page that automatically full-screened and said "hit escape to exit". I hit escape, then hit the X button to close out of the site. Did I get a virus?

    I don't know how to use Facebook yet, so... my bad?

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    Re: I clicked on a Facebook link, worried about virus, what can I do?

    no panic ,probably nothing.
    xubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (focal fossa)

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    Re: I clicked on a Facebook link, worried about virus, what can I do?

    "Hit escape to exit" is the standard method that Facebook recommends for exiting full screen mode. There should also be a little icon, possibly at the bottom right of the video window that we click to exit full screen mode. Knowledge is a protection.

    https://callnerds.com/can-facebook-give-me-a-virus/

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    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: I clicked on a Facebook link, worried about virus, what can I do?

    What's even better is those pop-up spam ads that claim your computer that's running Linux is infected with a bunch of MS-DOS viruses.

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