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If you remember, your account could have been hacked: Somebody’s Facebook Email: four (4) Methods You May Choose
- Your email or password has changed.
- Your name or birthday have changed.
- Friend requests have been sent to people you don’t know.
- Messages have been sent that you didn’t write.
- Posts have been made that you didn’t create.
To help keep your account safe, you can also review these resources and tips. You may also want to learn how to defend yourself from malicious software that can potentially compromise your account.
Note: You can reverse this if the email associated with your Facebook account has changed. We send a message to the previous email account with a special connection when an email is updated. To reverse the email modification and protect your account, you can click this link.
You’ve just found that your Facebook account has posted to your Wall and/or News Feed all sorts of strange, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate content. With all the dubious posts and requests coming from you, your friends are irritated.
Did you fail to log out of your friend’s house on Facebook, did you inadvertently click on something you were not supposed to have or was your account hacked?
Without really seeing what is happening on your profile, I can’t answer these questions, but I can give some advice.
How to Fix a Hacked Facebook Account
In order to Fix up your Facebook account, here are four things you can do.
Reclaim your Account
You’ll want to follow these directions from the Facebook Support Center if you can no longer log in to Facebook.
After you’ve navigated to facebook.com/hacked, press the blue “Continue” button and follow the instructions.
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Change your Facebook Password
It’s likely that your Facebook woes are due to a phishing scam. Someone may have built a fake website that looks like you are visiting Facebook or another online service and fooled you into logging in. Their aim was to steal, and they may have succeeded, your password and other account credentials.
In this scenario, on Facebook, you can update your password. You should also change your password for all your other services if changing your password fixes your Facebook issues, especially if you use the same password for them as you used on Facebook previously. If the problem isn’t solved by this, try the next move.
Remove unwanted Facebook apps.
Your Facebook woes may come from a rogue app that you installed accidentally or were tricked into installing. Each Facebook app has certain rights for your account. You can modify some of these permissions, although you cannot modify others.
Removing all the Facebook applications, you find questionable is your best bet.
Tell your mates they can do the same if cleaning out your applications solves your Facebook issues (chances are the app asked your friends to install it as well). If the problem isn’t solved by this, try the next move.
Get some security software and run a virus scan.
It’s likely your Facebook woes are coming from some kind of malware, be it a keylogger, a trojan, or some other form of the virus. Even if you think your machine is clean, it can’t hurt to check.
I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials –free it’s and gets the job done very well. Another strong one is Malwarebytes. Other free alternatives include Avira and Avast.
The above security services are for Windows. If you have a Mac, consider using the antivirus from Sophos.
After running the virus scan, wipe out anything the software detects. If you’re not sure about what it found, ask a friend who could.
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