AVG Link Scanner seen as Spam

AVG Link Scanner seen as Spam by Facebook

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

The part of the AVG Link Scanner that check links going into Facebook and puts a message there stating that the link has been checked and thus safe, is seen, suddenly, by Facebook as Spam.

Messages with links or links attempted to be sent to Facebook with the link scanner active will not be allowed. Unless Link Scanner's part for Facebook and MySpace is deactivated posts with any links are impossible to be posted to Facebook.

That, at least, was the state of play on Friday, October 22, 2010.

Therefore I advise users experiencing this problem to go into the Link Scanner part of AVG and remove the tick from the box that says “Add 'Secured by Link Scanner' to any sent Facebook...”

You will have to click on the link that says “Tools and advanced settings...” to get to that area where you can disable that function. Do not uncheck any of the other boxes on that page. Only the 'Secured by Link Scanner' box needs unchecking.

I hope that this helps those that may be experiencing problems. It worked for me.

© 2010