Facebook has many fun, useful, and unique software apps that users can install. However, some of these apps are really spammy and annoying, and some even exhibit virus-like behavior by collecting your personal information and propagating themselves throughout your private social network.
Here’s a quick guide showing you how to clean up any unwanted Facebook app:
To start, login to Facebook, click on the drop-down menu in the top right, and choose Privacy Settings:
From the “Privacy Settings” page, in the “Ads, Apps and Websites” section, click Edit Settings:
From the “Ads, Apps and Websites” page, in the “Apps you use” section, click Edit Settings:
From the “App Settings” page, look at your apps and make a note of each one you don’t trust, don’t like, or haven’t even seen before. Click Edit:
The apps you have installed probably have a lot permissions to your Facebook account. Some of these permissions can be removed one-by-one, but others are required for the app to function. If you find that you do not want a particular app to have access to your Facebook account, and you’d like to remove it, click on Remove app in the top right corner.
You’ll then be asked for confirmation before removing the selected app. Click Remove to complete the process, and repeat these steps for any other app you’d like to modify or remove.