Do you know what Delete Facebook Messages is?
While you can easily remove and archive Facebook messages and conversations yourself, extensions like Delete Facebook Messages exist anyway. This particular add-on is meant to make it easier to erase messages, and it should also help you archive them. Well, these functions are already available to you via Facebook, and you certainly do not need to bring in third-party tools to assist you. In fact, you should always be careful about involving third parties whenever it comes to your private messages and virtual identity overall. In this report, we explain why removing Delete Facebook Messages is the right move, but if you know this already, you might want to move straight to the instructions below. Do not forget to ask us questions about the suspicious extension or its elimination in the comments section.
Were you introduced to the installer of Delete Facebook Messages via a pop-up or advertisement? Maybe you were redirected to the installer’s page via a random website? According to our malware research team, you could end up installing the PUP (potentially unwanted program) using a bundled downloader, and it could be attached to other suspicious programs. If that happens, scanning the operating system to check for additional threats is crucial. Of course, the scanner is unlikely to detect anything malicious besides the PUP if you downloaded Delete Facebook Messages from dfbmsgs.com/ext/dfbmsgs or chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/delete-facebook-messages/gclddpoljobheacaakifdocnknfcmeeh. In any case, implementing a reliable malware scanner to perform a thorough system scan is a smart move.
Once you install Delete Facebook Messages, it asks to log into Facebook, and then it archives or removes the messages you open. Unfortunately, that is not all that this PUP can do. In fact, it is most likely that it was created for more clandestine reasons. For one, it modifies the default search provider. After installation, dfbmsgs.com/search?q becomes the provider. Although, at the time of research, all searches were redirected to unmodified Bing Search results, we cannot guarantee that a different, less reliable search tool will not be employed in the future. Furthermore, Delete Facebook Messages has the permission to communicate with undisclosed websites without your notice, as well as read and change your browsing history. Why does this PUP need to know your history? Why does it need to change it? This is all very strange, and that is a good enough reason to remove Delete Facebook Messages ASAP.Delete Facebook Messages screenshot
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Are you ready to get rid of Delete Facebook Messages? This potentially unwanted program does not offer beneficial services, and its ability to change/read browsing histories and communicate with other sites is very strange. Without a doubt, we believe that it is a good idea to remove Delete Facebook Messages. Do it manually if you have scanned your operating system and you can confirm that other threats do not exist. However, if other threats are detected, do not hesitate to employ a legitimate anti-malware program that could automatically clean your entire system at once. So, which path are you going to take? If you are still not sure, and you wish to consult with our malware experts, do not hesitate to leave us your message, questions, and general comments below.
Eliminate Delete Facebook Messages from Google Chrome
- Launch the browser and enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar.
- Identify the undesirable extension and then click Remove.
- Enter chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the address bar.
- Choose the time range and boxes and click Clear data to erase any PUP’s leftovers.
In non-techie terms:
If you want to archive or remove messages on Facebook, you do not need Delete Facebook Messages. This extension might sound useful, but Facebook has already got you covered, and so the extension is pretty much useless. Unfortunately, besides offering useless services, it also can read browsing history and transfer some information about the user to unknown third parties. These are the reasons we recommend getting rid of Delete Facebook Messages. Before you choose the right removal path, we advise performing a thorough system scan. If no threats are detected, you should have no trouble cleaning your browser and operating system manually. On the other hand, if malicious threats are detected, implementing a reliable anti-malware tool might be the best option. If you decide to eliminate all uncovered threats manually, make sure you research and remove every single threat individually.