Can you no longer access Facebook and you’re convinced that it’s a virus to block your connection? No panic! With a little patience, you may be able to solve the problem and restore access to Facebook without calling a technician. Try to follow carefully the instructions on how to unlock Facebook by a virus that I am going to give you in this article and you’ll see that the situation will come out right.
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Once you have completed the scans with both software to unlock Facebook by a virus you need to fix any changes made to your system from malware. I refer to the proxy and DNS settings of your Internet connection. I’ll tell you what you need to do. To reset the settings for the proxy server, start Internet Explorer, click the gear icon located in the top right and select the Internet Options item from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, select the Connections tab, go to LAN Settings, remove the check mark from the item Use a proxy server for your LAN, and delete everything that is in the text field below. As for the DNS, you can restore them by following these simple steps: click on the icon of the network connection located in the notification area ( near the Windows clock ) and select the menu item Open Network and Sharing Center from the box that appears. In the window that opens, click on the name of your connection (example Local Area Connection (LAN)), and click the Properties button. In the window that opens, double-click the item Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), put the check mark on Obtain DNS server address automatically and click OK to save the settings. At the end of the operation, measures should also prevent the cache and history of the browsers installed on your computer using the free program CCleaner. At this point, you should have solved the problem. So try to restart your PC, connect to Facebook, and you should finally be able to access the site. Before you start communicating with your friends, however, fulfill a number of important steps to protect the security of your account:
- Change the password for your account. If the virus that had blocked access to Facebook has come through malicious application that you have installed in your profile (maybe clicking on a link posted by a friend), there is the potential risk that someone has gained access to your password.
- Remove suspicious applications from your profile. As previously mentioned, you may have installed the app on your Facebook profile malicious able to post links to viruses on your wall. To get rid of it, go to the page with profile settings, select the Applications item from the sidebar on the left and identifies all applications ” suspicious” . Then click on the x to measure placed next to their name and confirm the uninstall by clicking on Remove.
- Install an antivirus on your profile . To avoid that in the future be posted on your wall links to viruses or malicious applications from being installed on your profile, installs BitDifender Safego. It is a Facebook application that scans your account and warns you if there are any links/malicious app to remove.