LinkedIn virus is a dangerous infection, which is actively spreading around. It is distributed in a form of confirmation e-mail, which is filled with LinkedIn's logo and similar tricky details. However, the message is far from what you may think it is. If you fall for clicking on the link, which is also incorporated and should lead you to the LinkedIn Message View page, your PC can get infected with the virus. To be more precise, you will be redirected to a web site that infects computers with trojan horse capable to initiate serious problems on the system. Be aware that 'Unsubscribe' link and 'Learn why we included this' link does the same! If you fall for this scam, run a full system scan with updated antispyware right away.
LinkedIn virus is distributed via forged emails. Sometimes they look like invitations to join LinkedIn, sometimes they ask why haven't you connected LinkedIn for 5 days or warn about the pending messages. If you want to avoid getting infected with the trojan horse, you should ignore these notifications that notify that the sender is [email protected] Of course, there are more fake email addresses that have been created by cyber criminals to spread their virus. Please, ignore these emails and notify your friends. If you want to know whether a questionable email is malicious, you need to hover the mouse (without clicking anything!) over the links that are included and check the bottom border to see the URL of the website. Be sure that it's from the company, which sends you an email.
If you have been tricked to click on malicious link, and have installed LinkedIn virus on your computer, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware as soon as possible. Try these variants: STOPzilla, SpyHunter. Additionally, change your LinkedIn's password and do the same if you use it for other social networks and communities.
Information added: 04/18/13 05:10;
information updated: 04/18/13 05:10