How to Remove Rogue Apps from your Facebook Profile

Do you think your Facebook Account has been Hacked?
Are your friends getting stuff on their walls from you and you swear it was not you? Is there stuff on your wall you did not put there or want?

Usually this happens when you click on a cute or otherwise interesting picture or video on the wall, usually from on of your friends.

One rule of thumb that I follow is this: I point at items on my wall (with my mouse) and look at the URL before I click on it. If the URL starts with http://apps….., I will not click on it. I have yet to see any of these apps be something that I want to use, see or spend time trying to get out of.

Time to do a little Facebook Profile Maintenance by checking your Apps & Wall Settings. It’s easy to do.

Here is how you do this.

Open Facebook in your web browser
Login to your account
Click on “Account” in the upper right corner of the page
Click on “Privacy Settings
Scroll down to the bottom left of the screen
Click on “Edit your settings” below Apps and Websites

You’ll see a list of Apps, Games and Websites that you are currently using, or are using your profile.

Click on “Edit settings” to the right of the list to show the entire list

With the full list displayed you can click on “Edit Settings” for an item and see the details of how it can access or post to your wall / profile.

If there are any items in the list that you know you do not want, click on the “x” to the far right of the item and answer the confirmation dialogue message either “Remove” of “Cancel“.

Note – if you remove an App from Facebook that you need for another application, you’ll get an error in that app and you should get prompted to make the Facebook connection again.

Remove all of the apps, games and websites you want to get rid of.
Then just click on “Facebook” in the upper left corner of the screen and go back to playing.

This profile management task will help to reduce the garbage that the rogue Apps post on your wall and your friends walls.

I hope this helps folks.

Teddy