#1
So I was sending a friend of mine links to pages from the IM feature of facebook, and soemthing happened it had me verify using captcha. One thing led to another, and now I get a message everytime I log in;

"For security reasons your account is temporarily unavailable.
Unfortunately, your computer appears to be infected with a virus.
Don't worry. We'll help you find and remove any infected files right away."

I'm weary about this, and was wondering if anyone can help shed some light on this
#3
Are you on a windows computer? If that's the case

1. Turn off your computer
2. Start it in safe mode
3. Use system restore and revert back to a date where you could access Facebok
4. Install a virus program, Microsoft Secuirity Essentials is really good and free.

Have a read at this about system restore (first google result)
http://lifehacker.com/193546/geek-to-live--roll-back-windows-with-system-restore

Think mac have a similiar feature, but called Time Machine or something, not sure really.
#4
Well do you have viruses?
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#5
The message is their way of saying they will gladly remove the viruses THEY put on your computer after you pay them.

Follow GisleAune's advice.
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The message is their way of saying they will gladly remove the viruses THEY put on your computer after you pay them.

Follow GisleAune's advice.


+1

Have you tried to access Facebook from another machine? If you have and it works take these actions.

Save your personal files to an external hard drive or a collection of flash drives

Get the factory install disks and start over.
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#10
Facebook is very strict about security.

I tried to access it with a new computer once, and I had to do a test where I named the depiced friends. They certainly didn't consider the "tag me here if..."-pictures and other retarded images when they made that test.

I also recommend you to follow the advice my tech savvy brother, GisleAune, gave you.
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#13
Get spybot S&D, really helps get rid of shitty little things like that.
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Well I followed GisleAune's avise, rebooted in safe mode and system restored to a point where I definitely know I could use Facebook. Message still keeps popping up, even on my brother's PC. I did a scan of my PC, and nothing seemed to show up. I did some googling, and found that Facebook has implented a "roadblock" system for security reasons and are supposed to help you get back in to your account. I found someone whos in the same boat as me. For the record, on step 3 it wants me to "scan and repair." So he followed the instructions and eventually led to Facebook trying to prod him into use/buy their preferred anti-virus tool (McAfee.)

I've concluded that its bs, and probably won't be using Facebook anytime soon. I'm-a still try and find out more though.

sfaune92, you're right about them being strict on security