Is it true that there is a virus called koobface?

  • 11 March 2015
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I have not been receiving emails from yahoo and yet I'm able to send. When I post a question on google, such as the following, an 855-xxx-xxxx number appeared. 
Pressuming that such number was  a yahoo representative, i gave them a call.
the guy presented to me a web, showing a virus that threatened my sytem to be "koobface".

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Hello  and Welcome to the Webroot Community Forums!
 
This is a scam.
 
If you suspect infection:
The best thing to do is to contact support and ask Webroot Support to take a look this for you.  There is no charge for this if you are a WSA license holder, with a current subscription.
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Agreed that it is a scam.  There is actually an infection by that name, but it's 6 years old at this point:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koobface

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