Most of Orkut users are now infected by a new Orkut Virus afci005.html and is seriously disturbing them. To prevent the trouble of Orkut Virus afci005.html , I recommend you to read this article carefully.
Some days ago ( around the end of October 2010), most of the Orkut users faced a serious problem while using Orkut. A new practice of intrusion has been detected on Orkut in which the Orkut pages are being re-directed to some fake Orkut login pages made on some dangerous third party websites. Also users are getting a file named afci005.HTML to download in their web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google chrome, IE etc.
The re-directed new Orkut page in third party website will exactly look like Orkut login page. If poor Orkut users will enter their username and password by thinking that it’s the original orkut login page, their username and password will be send to some hacker and later their account will be hacked. This is actually called Orkut Phising.
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What is afci005.html
How to fix afci005.html?
Most of the experts are recommending to scan and fix virus issues in your PC, but I’m sure this is not going to help you. This is because the virus script is not acting from your PC, but it’s from Orkut server. So only Orkut team can fix this.
To be safe, the best thing is not to use orkut communities for some days untill orkut team fix this bug. Also if You are the Owner of any Orkut community, Edit your community and select only the Owners and Moderators can create new forum topics and then click Update. This is to prevent the posting of this virus script by some one on your community. It seems this Orkut Virus afci005.html issue is only with the Older Version of Orkut, so try to use only the new version of Orkut. Also you can safely browse orkut from the mobile version of orkut: m.orkut.com
Note: After login orkut by using the new version of Orkut, try to remove any newly installed Orkut application that you have suspected to be installed automatically without your permission.
Update: We heard that the orkut team has already fixed only the re-direction issue, but not the afci005.html file download issue . Please check back us to know latest updates about this new Orkut issue.