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    Question Facebook blocked my account
    Hi guys

    Still getting used to my Macbook Pro as Facebook temporarily close my account. It says that I may have a virus or malware on my computer. Therefore it tells me to "run anti-virus software to remove these harmful programs and keep your information secure" by getting a some software for Apple to which they link. Or should link. I only get redirected to "http://www.apple.com/support/" instead
    of being linked to an actual downloadable software.

    Do anyone know what to do to get rid of this potentially threat?

    Extra:
    In July 2012 MacWorld wrote an article about Facebook offering McAfee Scan and repair Unfortunately Facebook don't link to that.
    Facebook launches increased security for users - Macworld Australia

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    Can you take a screen capture of the message you are getting. Hit CMD+SHIFT+4 and then Space and your cursor will turn into a camera, now click on your Browser window and the screenshot will be saved to the desktop.

    I'm not sure why Facebook is freaking out because OS X isn't prone to the kinds of malware that are prevalent on Windows and tend to wreak havoc..

    Have you tried different browsers to see if the behavior is the same?
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    Thanks for the quick respond!

    I can't even give you that since it suddenly allowed me to proceed. hmm.. Is there something I should do?

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    *Since Facebook suddenly allowed to proceed anyway.

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    Which browser are you using? And have you tried visiting Facebook with other browsers? Do you get the same message and redirect?
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    I'm using Safari and just tried with Firefox. But nothing happened. Just regular auto-login

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    Sounds more like a popup ad than something Fecebook would do. No viruses for Macs anyway, so if you are getting through to Facebook now I'd say don't worry about it.

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