what is koobface?

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if my computer is infected, will Trend Micro pick it up?
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Hi there -- koobface is a malware targeting Facebook users, and will mainly collect your personal information. The malware is spread via Facebook private messages, status updates, etc. with an URL to click on. Upon clicking, a request to install an executable is displayed, and if clicked yes, the malware will be installed on your PC. Here is our online article that explains this malware in detail:
KOOBFACE Targets Social Networking Sites

The good news is that Trend Micro Security DEFINITELY blocks various parts of this infection process so you will not be infected with koobface if you're Maximum Security is running on the PC, as explained in the "Are Trend Micro users protected from this threat?" Q&A section in the above web page.

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