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Facebook users urged to watch out for malware scam

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Facebook users should watch out for a new malware scam that uses the site to lure users to fake sites and has already infected millions of computers.

It starts with a post that's labeled "private video" or "naked video" and it'll have a Facebook friend's name attached to it. If you click on the link, you'll end up on a fake YouTube page with a video that won't play and a prompt to update your Flash player.

If you follow the prompt, that's when the malware infects your computer.

After that, your name will start showing up in your Facebook friends' feeds with the same promise to see your private videos.

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