It was bound to happen, of course. You can’t absolutely adore a program and not have it start to disappoint eventually.
I was a recent victim of the whole “Flash Update” Facebook malicious virus. I had a friend (whom I trusted on Facebook) send me a link that I thought was to YouTube and got the “You need to update your Flash player” message. Unthinking, I clicked.
And then my world at work fell apart.
Suddenly, this nasty little virus took hold of my machine and immediately sent the same email I received to 20 of my Facebook friends, thus making THEM susceptible to the same virus. As soon as I managed to get control of my computer again (trying to CLOSE Facebook simply prompted it to open more copies and then more copies…it was CRAZY!) I sent out a Facebook mail saying:
“Learn from my idiocy. Don’t open that message from me.”
Luckily, a Facebook friend recognized the issue for what it was and sent out a message via reply-all to everyone sent that message and said it was malicious.
I ended up having to restore back to the previous week and now I have to get a replacement computer, which means a whole lot of re-installing programs and headaches. So, lesson learned. I guess social programs like Facebook and MySpace are the perfect breeding ground for nasty malicious programs perpetrated by people who…I don’t know why they do these things. I can’t fathom why – quite honestly. Bragging rights, to me, isn’t enough of a reason — but since I’m not walking a mile in the shoes of a miscreant, I guess I don’t know.
Anyway, so that was ONE reason Facebook has made me sad lately.
The other two reasons are far more minor (though no less irritating!):
- It takes forever to load!
- I am not super wow’d by the new layout
Okay, I’m done nit-picking.
Oh, and the yuotube instead of youtube — really should have been a give-away for me. I saw that AFTER I clicked that dang video link.
Live and learn.