Why am I seeing mysterious likes from myself on Facebook?

Cristina Muñoz June 16, 2013

Is there anything that can take control of Facebook and like stuff from time to time without our permission?

If yes, how can I get rid of it?

If not, what is causing this behavior?


  1. Omstavan Samant
    June 27, 2013 at 4:42 am

    It mostly happens that while liking, you see some name and like the page, but later the page owner renames the page to something you don't recognize. In ads of pages (which show up on the right side coloumn), the heading/picture is something to draw your interest but the page actually is of something else. Best way to avoid it is to open the page and see what it is before hitting like!

  2. Adil Farooq
    June 19, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I think you have used your facebook account for taking some likes on your pics or something.
    If you have used any such kind of website they have your account API so they are giving likes to other as well from your account.

  3. document imaging
    June 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Just change your id and password

  4. yuitre_
    June 17, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Rogue app that has got permission to post likes on your behalf I suppose. The worst case scenario would be your account being compromised. What you should do now:
    -Change you password, ASAP
    -Enable 2 step login verification
    -Enable secure browsing (HTTPS)
    -Set login approvals when using your account on an unknown device
    -Check your app permission settings
    -Remove any apps that look suspicious
    Best of luck!

    • Cristina Muñoz
      June 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      This is what I though.

      I changed the pass a lot of times. I have the verification and everything, no new entries has been registered, so that's why I think is some type of worm, virus or something. But I don't really know how to get rid of it

  5. thejay_0
    June 17, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Likes on facebook or on other websites ?
    possibly, you click it by mistake or website owner hides the like button behind other links.

    • Cristina Muñoz
      June 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      On pages/groups of Facebook. No, it wasn't me, and no mistake. "Something" or "somebody" do it.

    • thejay_0
      June 18, 2013 at 3:05 am

      We can only guess from here, if there are no apps.

      Check your activity log.
      It will show the exact time of your like activities when you hover on them.
      Find out whether you were using your computer or mobile during that time.

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