FarmVille 3 Spring Eggs possible spybot/virus: RUMOR

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UPDATE: After investigating some external links provided on Facebook newsfeed, from our experience none of them contained viruses. We cannot confirm that any of these links themselves caused a virus. Of course it is a possibility that could happen, but we believe this is a rumor that is 100% NOT true.

Some FarmVille Freak users have reported that after clicking on a Facebook newsfeed of what they thought was a link to the 3 Spring Eggs Gifting, it turned out to be a virus, not related to FarmVille. These links were re-post "ads" provided by other Facebook users, not affiliated with FarmVille.

Our intention of posting this on FarmVille Freak is to inform you and bring awareness that there could be a possible virus with malicious parties posting fake links. We are NOT confirming this rumor as true and are waiting on an official Zynga response.

The important thing to remember, is to please be wary of any links that you click on especially by those provided by non-FarmVille related group pages. Do not install any unknown applications after clicking on links.

Not all the 3 Spring Eggs links contain viruses, the ones that originate from FarmVille are legitimate links to the Gifting Page. Legitimate FarmVille links should begin like this: http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts*

Note: This possible virus is NOT associated with the 3 Spring Eggs links that we posted on FarmVille Freak earlier this week.

FarmVille 3 Egg Links:
3 Blue Spring Eggs http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=easter_item_06
3 Orange Spring Eggs http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=easter_item_07
3 Pink Spring Eggs http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=easter_item_08
3 Purple Spring Eggs http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=easter_item_09
3 Red Spring Eggs http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=easter_item_10

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Here is an explanation of the bad 3 Spring Eggs links as experienced by FarmVille Freak William,

"Good Evening,

Last night, my wife and I were playing FarmVille. She clicked on a post that advertised that you can send three Spring eggs at a time. When she clicked on it, my computer froze and I lost internet connectivity. After running SpyBot, it found several instances of spyware (FunWeb Products) associated with the spring egg application. SpyBot easily removed the worm and I was able to resume farming.

Sending FarmVille 3 Blue Spring Eggs on Facebook (Click to Enlarge)

The curious thing is this. The application author is Rawand Bradosty. When the request finds itself in your request page, it passes itself off as being from FarmVille. When you try to block the application, a warning will pop up and ask you if you want to block FarmVille. So there is no definitive way to block the thing. Perhaps you might want to warn your users to this.

FarmVille 3 Blue Spring Eggs on Facebook (Click to Enlarge)

- FarmVille Freak William"

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from FarmVille Freak Calyr Elf:

"The application author is Rawand.

Rawand did not create any application. He just posted links that used the FV application. It is not a new application.If you look at the links he posted, you will see they come from FV.

The guy is being villified simply for posting FV links......people are going crazy with all kinds of weird talk. I even heard people make up wild tales about him. He's just a guy that was trying to do a nice thing for everyone, and people go nuts....sheesh. Let me repeat....he did not create an application. He merely posted links to a FV app.

Now.....on the other hand. If you get 3 spring eggs and it does not take you IMMEDIATELY to the spring eggs section, after you click on it. If instead it takes you to a page asking you to install a new app, THEN IT IS FAKE. But that's not what is happening to the vast majority of people who are crying fake. Most people are simply using the real genuine FV app, but they fear it is fake. I have a feeling that FV is going to avoid this problem in the future by NEVER making something available for the newbies, and that's a shame. But I digress....

NEVER agree to install a new app....you never need to do so with FV. Once you install the FV app, that's it.....you don't need to install others to make something from FV work. (at least not at present, and FV would certainly make plenty of announcements if they did in future.) Just DON'T INSTALL MORE APPS! BE SAFE!"

What do you think? Did you encounter any problems using 3 Eggs Links?

This article originally appeared on FarmVille Freak.

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