Have you ever been temporarily locked by Facebook because of malware on your co

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  1. WalterPoon profile image79
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever been  temporarily locked by Facebook because of malware on your computer?

    Nowadays, there are many malware on the internet. Like booby traps, they come in all forms. You can be infected when you click on a link in Facebook to watch a "shocking video" from a friend's status update or visit a website claiming to offer special features. Supposing you spend days cleaning up your own computer, or else, send it to the computer shop to get it fixed, would you develop a phobia for links in Facebook (or on the internet) after that?

  2. gags3480 profile image71
    gags3480posted 5 years ago

    I have never heard Facebook doing that to any user, till date. Well I have antivirus installed in my lap & I don't think this will ever happen to me.

    1. WalterPoon profile image79
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Gags2480, just type "facebook temporarily locked" in Google Search. Of late, there has been an increase in Facebook scams serving malicious browser extensions. Once installed, the extension will load a script from another website to Facebook.

  3. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    I can no longer access Facebook on Chrome because Facebook thinks my SEOquake is malware. It's really annoying and I think Facebook needs to either use a better system or let people override the warning!

    1. WalterPoon profile image79
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But you can access Facebook with other browsers, right? I still have 16 hours before my ban is lifted. This is the 3rd consecutive ban in 3 days! But I can't blame them. AdwCleaner found many malware that are hopefully cleaned now.

  4. Bill Yovino profile image88
    Bill Yovinoposted 5 years ago

    I use FireFox with the NoScript add-on which prevents "Click-Jacking" and other malicious activity.  I've never had a problem accessing Facebook. I also use a name-brand anti-virus product that is kept up-to-date.

    1. WalterPoon profile image79
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bill, thanks for recommending NoScript! I have just installed it. Never knew such a thing existed!! I have never faced a problem with Facebook until 3 days ago and when it happened, it happened 3 times in a row!!!

    2. Bill Yovino profile image88
      Bill Yovinoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Walter.  NoScript can be a pain in the butt because it disallows everything, but it's great at thwarting unscrupulous sites.. So I use FireFox with NoScript for Facebook, and IE or Chrome for when I need to interact with a website.

    3. WalterPoon profile image79
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bill, you are right, I have just remove NoScript because I need to interact all the time.

  5. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    In addition to good anti-virus software, you should also have spybot search and destroy and update and run that regularly as well.  Also, take time to be proactive and learn about common scams/spoofs and check things out before you click on them.  "Shocking video" etc is a big clue - ask the friend who "posted" it if it's a true link first etc. when in doubt.


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