How to Remove or Delete Facebook Applications

How to Remove or Delete Facebook Applications

With so many malicious apps(applications) on Facebook, you may have unknowingly installed or given these applications access to your Facebook account. These malicious applications can post links on your Facebook Wall or your friends' Facebook Walls to malicious websites that can infect your computer and steal your username, password, credit card, and other personal information.

Here is an easy way to view all your Facebook applications and remove the ones that you are not familiar with:

  1. Ensure that you are logged into your Facebook account.
  2. Click here to go to your Facebook account settings

    The link will take you to the Facebook application settings page and list all the applications that you have given access to your account (see image below). If you are not logged into Facebook, you will be redirected to the login page; just login to continue.

    Facebook Application Settings

  3. Move your mouse over the application and click the "X" or "Remove" button when it appears, to delete the application (see image above). Once the application is removed, it will not have access to your Facebook account anymore.

Remember that malicious applications can use popular names like “YouTube”, “CNN”, and “MSN” to trick you into believing that they are legitimate.

I recommend that you remove all the applications if you are not sure which ones are legitimate.

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  • July 23, 2018 at 8:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

    I have message “Your Account is Temporarily Locked” and that is the only page I get if I go to or my app. I can’t get to anything else. How do I get Facebook people to fix it.

    • July 23, 2018 at 8:44 PM by info

      If your account is also temporarily locked, you must follow the instructions described below to unlock your profile:

      On your favorite browser, open

      On the homepage that opens up, input account details to login.

      On the security page that opens up, select Get help from friends.

      On the trusted contacts page that opens up, select few friends who you know in person and who are directly in contact with you.

      Once done, click on Continue.

      Once you do so, Facebook will send a security code to all the friends who you have just selected.

      After this, your task will be to contact those friends, and request them to send you the code that they have received from Facebook.

      Once you gather all the codes from your friends, you can use the code to unlock your Facebook account.

  • January 29, 2017 at 5:43 AM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    What about man putting picture of men have kids on facebook that they can see and putting thing on facebook about his s*x thing that he has done and kids are on his facebook page horrible picture of men bits.

  • December 15, 2016 at 7:23 AM by an anonymous user from: Kenora District, Ontario, Canada

    By accident I hit on "I hate trudeau & I smoke w**d " how do I get them off my Facebook page?

    • December 15, 2016 at 8:31 AM by info

      <a href="/article/2014/4/28/how-to-delete-things-that-you-have-posted-on-facebook/">Click here</a> for instructions.

  • September 15, 2016 at 2:07 AM by an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

    What is the thing about winning things like motor cars or other stuff on Facebook? Is that legal?

    • September 15, 2016 at 6:10 AM by info

      Those are scams. They are fake posts created to trick people into sharing, liking or commenting them, which will make them popular.

      Once the scammers behind the fake posts have enough potential victims, they start sending them fake messages,in an attempt to trick them into sending money or personal information in order to collect their so-called prizes.

  • February 12, 2016 at 9:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    This is very useful information. Thank you.

  • February 9, 2016 at 9:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Makati, National Capital Region, Philippines

    This is very helpful, useful to us who have less knowledge in this computer world! Thank you!

  • January 8, 2016 at 10:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I checked my apps and removed quite a few I did not recognize as the fact that all of them were "Public".

  • June 25, 2015 at 12:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Clara, California, United States

    My Facebook is almost all encrypted making it difficult to read anything. I can't even tell if I'm deleting or not. I changed my password and that did nothing. What else can I do?

    • June 25, 2015 at 1:05 PM by info

      You may try accessing your Facebook account from another web browser or on another computer. And, if everything is ok, your web browser or computer may be compromised.

      <a href="/article/2013/1/13/adwcleaner-delete-adware-toolbars-potentially-unwanted-programs-browser-hijackers/">Click here</a> to use a tool called AdwCleaner to remove unwanted programs from your computer.

  • February 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    Deleting this app I didn't realize there was a box to mark delete all activity. So I deleted just the app, but there is no option to delete my post! Do you know how I can get it off?

    • April 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM by info

      <a href="/article/2014/4/28/how-to-delete-things-that-you-have-posted-on-facebook/">Click here for information about deleting your Facebook activities</a>.

  • January 15, 2014 at 3:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Cairo, Egypt

    Good very nice.

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