Apple has officially released a stand-alone flashback trojan removal toolto remove the ‘most common variants’ of the flashback malware which has infected thousands of Mac computers across the world. Did you know that over the 550,000 Mac computers are now infected with the flashback malware!
Though the flashback Trojan malware was reported many months ago, We have already discussed here that how massive was it infection to Mac computers by this malware has woken up Apple to respond to the malware threat. Since Mac OS X does not come pre-installed with Flash, initially the earlier variations ofthe flashback malware was installed from compromised websites, where it disguised itself as false Adobe Flash player installer for Mac.
Flashback Trojan Removal Tool
With the new removal tool, Apple is now able to disable Java applets by default (on some versions of OS X) and can now remove the Flashback Trojan from infected Macs.
According to Apple,
This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets.
Java for OS X Lion 2012-003 delivers Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31 and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X Lion.
This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.
DOWNLOAD SOLUTION HERE
Download flashback removal tool (version 1.0) now. The software is small 356KB download, and is available for immediate download from the Apple website. Apple recommends that all Mac OS X Lion users without Java installed, should urgently download the flashback malware removal tool, to remove any flashback injection on their Mac computers. However, the terminology suggests that this Apple tool still cannot remove all versions of flashback, but only the ‘most common variants’.