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Avast Blocking Facebook Messages

Persons using Avast antivirus software are getting a malware alert when they try to read their Facebook messages. This alert blocks the Facebook message web address and prevents the user from viewing their Facebook messages because it claims a malware was detected. Please note that this is a problem with the Avast antivirus software and updating it will fix the problem.

Avast Blocking Facebook Messages
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Avast Blocking Facebook Message

Avast blocking facebook message

How to Fix the Problem

To fix this problem just update your Avast engine and virus definition.

Here are the instructions:

  • Double-click on the taskbar icon to open Avast

    Avast Taskbar icon

    Avast User Interface
     
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Maintenance
  • Click on Update
  • Click on "Update engine and virus definitions"

If you are unable to update Avast manually from within the program itself, you may download the update installation file by clicking here.

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  • July 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM by info

    I'm using Avast and I am able to browse pinterest.com. I recommend that you use Avast to do a full scan of your computer.use the "Boot Time" scan option.

  • July 17, 2013 at 9:41 AM by an anonymous user from: Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

    Avast blocked me from browsing the Pinterest.com site, telling me there is a malware something.. what can i do to fix it?

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