Friday, January 30, 2015

How To Fix Facebook's False Malware Alert During Log-in Process

Signing into your Facebook page has become difficult due to the Malware alert  requesting you to download an Anti-virus and install it before you can proceed to your homepage.

Image of Facebook Log-in page

This warning is usually tied to incorrect date and time feature of your system. It means the request to download and install malicious removal software can be false due to the way the crawler is programmed to access information on your system. It also means there can be a potential malicious software residing in your system.  If you are not sure of that then you can scan your system for  malicious software and on how to do that visit this LINK. When the same thing is repeatedly presented to you there is evidence it is not a Malware issue.

If you are currently having such problem with your Facebook page this step-by-step guide will help you to find solution in time. 

Image showing date and time at systray

STEP 1: Click on Date and Time on your system tray to open it.

Image of red arrow pointing to Change date and time settings...

STEP 2: Click on 'Change date and time settings...' to continue.

Red arrow pointing to Change date and time...

STEP 3: At the 'Date and Time' dialog click 'Change date and time...' button 

Red arrows pointing to processes.

STEP 4: Set them to your correct local date and time. Next click 'OK' to close the dialog.

Image of a Facebook Home page.

STEP 4: Refresh or restart your browser and continue to your Facebook homepage.