Sharing pictures on facebook?
Question by sparkles: Sharing pictures on facebook?
My mom’s computer crashed. My sister keeps telling her that it’s because of her sharing pictures on facebook. She told our mom that it gave her computer a virus. I tried explaining that unless you click on a suspicious link that takes you to an external website that is not facebook, there is no threat of obtaining a virus. Simply clicking the “share” button on a picture does not pose a threat. I’m looking for some answers backing up my statement. Even though I am a technology major that is very computer savvy, apparently that doesn’t matter.
Answer by Jacob
Absolutely not. Sharing photos will not give you a virus. Having said that, there are several sites in which are malicious and unsafe to view, facebook does a decent job of blocking groups that share such links, but there are still several out there. Simply clicking “Share” does not view the picture, However going to the page where the picture is shown on an external site, be it gaglol.com or damnlol.com, which are both save, but there are several of them.
Sharing pictures via Facebooks “Share” button, No virus
Going on the external link, and Sharing, Potential for virus.
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