Getting clean after a clickjack attack

If you’re searching for information about clickjack attacks, then there is a good chance that you’ve already been nailed by some sneaky hacker. While it is important for you to learn how to avoid clickjacking in the future, it is equally important for you to learn how to make sure the attack hasn’t caused any harm to your computer. In essence, you need to learn how to clean up after the attack.

The first thing you want to do is identify any malware that has been installed on your computer. A clickjacked page can install viruses, worms, keystroke loggers, and other types of malware without your knowing it. So what’s the smartest way to identify and eliminate malware? Use two antivirus programs to scour every section of your computer. Be sure that you choose reliable software by checking the ratings at cnet.com.

After you find two programs, perform a thorough sweep. Most antivirus software allows you to adjust their search parameters. Set them as wide as they will go to locate hidden malware.

If you have been clickjacked on Facebook, then you will need to remove any status updates that the link might have added to your profile. If the likejack has added any applications to your profile, you should delete them as well.You might also want to post an apology to your friends just to let them know that they shouldn’t follow the link.

Your computer should be safe to use, now. In the future, be sure to run your antivirus software at least once a day. Alternating the software throughout the week will help ensure that you catch every piece of malware that sneaks onto your computer.

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