Although there are some known incidents of someone hacking or creating a worm for Friendster, it wasn’t as bad as the ones that Myspace had like the famous “Samy is my hero” worm. Anyone who viewed his profile got infected and spread it to others who viewed the infected profiles. It adds Samy as a friend and appends him as the users hero without the users knowledge or approval.
Back to my story. After viewing my cousin’s profile, I went back to my Friendster homepage and viewed my own profile. As soon as my profile finished loading, the same dialog box with the word “american” popped-up. I tried to clear the cache and reload the page to see if it was just a temporary thing. But after I reloaded my profile page, it still showed up. My wife saw it and said that she also experienced the same thing after viewing a friend’s profile.
How to Remove it:
1. Login to your Friendster account.
2. Click on Edit Profile.
3. Click on Customize tab.
4. Scroll down and go to Add Media section.
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