Naturally, this opened the door to a whole plethora of comedic answers about his usual appearance.
But, all jokes aside, it was most peculiar.
I asked around and some social media manager friends reminded me of the Facebook Ad virus which was doing the rounds back in April propogating blurred ad images in profile pics and the banner cover images.
The cause is the download of a browser extension that contains the virus.
How to get rid of any unusual blurred profile picture images on Facebook
So, if you have downloaded something new recently, it’s worth giving it a check. Here is a more detailed set of instructions for use with the browsers Chrome and Safari.
Whenever such a problem occurs, you should always run a system scan and clear out your cache, followed by the time-honoured, traditional fix it of switching the machine on and off again.
The latter seems to have worked for Simon.
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