Mac Flashback – Part 3


I posted an article earlier this week about the Flashback malware that has been causing problems in the Mac world.

Since then, Apple issued a Java security update for this issue.

Yesterday, Apple released an update for Macs that do not have Java installed.

As with the update issued earlier this week for Macs with Java, this Flashback malware removal tool removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.

If the Flashback malware is found, a message will appear to notify the user that it was found and removed.

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

This update is for Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).


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Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at Junovo.com.