Apple Posts Flashback Malware Removal Tool

Apple has posted a flashback malware removal tool. It will clean infections from OS X Lion systems without Java installed. For more information read the info from Apples Knowledge Base below or click here to go the Apples Knowledge Base and download the tool.

The most serious method of attack for Flashback exploits a security hole in Java that Apple has now patched, various versions of the malware have also used social engineering and other tricks in attempting to gain access to users’ systems.

OS X Lion does not have Java installed by default, users of Apple’s latest operating system who have found themselves infected through other means and do not have Java installed can use the new tool to clean their systems without needing to install Java.

About Flashback malware removal tool
This Flashback malware removal tool that will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware.

If the Flashback malware is found, a dialog will be presented notifying the user that malware was removed.

In some cases, the Flashback malware removal tool may need to restart your computer in order to completely remove the Flashback malware.

This update is recommended for all OS X Lion users without Java installed.

SHA1: d4372b9bb14387a20567817ab7e03ea103fdffc2

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