Date Discovered: August 3rd, 2008
Reported Infections: High
Operating System: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS x, and Linux Systems.
Amount of PCs Infected:1,000,000+
Virus Detected on TotalAV?: YES
How it affects the user: it spreads through peer-to-peer through a social media platform and will send a video that will infect your computer. It then proceeds to steal personal information.
Resolution: Download and run TotalAV.
Summary of how to remove Virus:
Koobface is a network that attacks Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platform. It originally targeted social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Skype, and Gmail.KoobFace runs a pay-per-install malware on the computer which then, once the user clicks on a fake pop up and downloads the infection, it gathers login information to then hijack the user and send messages to the contact list to expand the virus. This Virus has been around since August 2008.