How to Get Rid of Facebook Password Reset SPAM Email
Subject: Facebook Password Reset Confirmation!
From: Facebook Security [email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dear user of facebook,
Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.
You can find your new password in attached document.
The above message is SPAM. It comes with an attachment and if you download it or open it, it will steal your passwords not only for Facebook but pretty much anything else you access online via your computer.
How to Avoid Becoming a Facebook Password Reset Victim
The best way to avoid becoming a victim is NOT to download or open the attachment in this fake Facebook email under any circumstances. Also, do your little bit for the online community by passing the message along to family and friends so that they do not become victim and lose important personal and financial information.
How to Stop Receiving this Facebook Password Phishing Message
It can be pretty tiring to keep on deleting these Facebook phishing messages so to get rid of them for good, try these steps. (The following procedure was done on a Windows XP machine. Steps may vary slightly depending on your Windows OS.)
Note: As always, we recommend that you backup your Windows registry before you make any changes to it.
- From the Windows Start menu, click Run.
- Type regedit and then click OK. This will launch the Windows Registry Editor.
- From the Edit menu, click Find.
- Type isqsys32.exe and then click Find Next.
- After the scanning is done and you see the isqsys32.exe entry, right-click it and then select Delete.
- Most likely, you will also see the entry wiaservg.log next to this. Right-click click this entry too and then select Delete. (If you don’t see wiaservg.log next to it, repeat Step 3 and look for this entry.)
- Restart your PC.