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Facebook message | Let's check your device for malicious software

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Have you been greeted with the above message when climbing into Facebook recently?

Well, if you were then you are certainly not alone, it seems that lots of people have experienced exactly the same issue. I certainly don't have any malware or viruses because I run security. Anyway, even if I did, how Facebook would know is anyone's guess.

I ran Malwarebytes today but to no avail, I still can't log into my Facebook account, the same page with the same message keeps coming up. Facebook wants me to download a piece of software that is apparently going to find and get rid of malware. There is absolutely no way that I am going to download anything onto my PC, that's the easiest way to introduce a virus. I don't care whether Facebook is a multibillion-dollar company, they don't have the right to force anybody to download and install software that they know nothing about.

Anyway, it just so happens that I have a second account that is under my birth name (I was adopted). I use it if I don't want people to know who I am. I must add that I don't use it for anything untoward or illegal. Anyway, I thought "let's try and sign in with this account on the same computer" voilà!, Had absolutely no problem signing into Facebook. So that just goes to show that Facebook are lying bastards when they insinuate that my PC has malware installed.

Unfortunately, I don't have a solution for this problem as of yet, I am still not able to sign into my normal Facebook account. But when I do find the solution I will update this post.


I live on the south-west coast of England in a small town called Brixham.  I been confined to a wheelchair 1986 after breaking my neck in a swimming pool accident.  Computers are my saviour and I spend most days doing one thing or another on my PC.  Other interests I have include angling and amateur radio.  I also run a website and forum dedicated to looking after and caring for the Oscar fish cichlid


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