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#1 Caleo


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:04

So, I was uploading a video & pic to facebook (taken on my phone, uploaded via computer). Uploaded the video first, no problem. Uploading the photo - BAM:

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It will NOT let me back into my account on my desktop pc, it is literally forcing me to download & install McAfee and scan:

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Tried multiple browsers, I can get in on my phone but not on my desktop computer. What kind of bull**** is this? I've already spent way too much time trying to remedy this and I absolutely refuse to submit to this kind of barbaric malware-esque attempt at marketing.

For the record, my desktop is not infected with anything, nor were either of the two files I uploaded (checked with Virustotal.com to be sure!).

#2 McKay


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:10

Have you tried moving the 2 files it thinks are infected off your PC? Maybe onto a thumb stick or something.

#3 Raa


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:12

Wow! I haven't seen that one before, and it'd be a first for Facebook. How about they start removing those stupid apps first???

Have you tried another PC as a test?

#4 redvamp128


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:31

Someone suggested using FireFox (which I can give you a link to a portable one if you don't wish to install it) as the workaround. The installed Firefox does not seem to work.

(I think It is possible it is a tool-bar)

Something to do with IE9/10. Other Browsers are not affected.


Download let it scan then there is a box that says I will remove it on my own. (some have said it will find nothing) then with that check box... it will now let you in.

#5 Growled


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:55

There is always the possibility that you do have a virus and not know it. It never hurts to run a check.

#6 ACTIONpack


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:47

OP why are you spreading viruses around?

#7 Cheatyface


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:56

Maybe your photo was trying to... *puts on sunglasses* ...go viral.

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