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View Full Version : Do You have the Flashback Virus? Here is How to Find Out And Fix It!

Jeff Campbell
04-07-2012, 12:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.tuaw.com/2012/04/05/how-to-find-remove-the-flashback-trojan/' target='_blank'>http://www.tuaw.com/2012/04/05/how-...ashback-trojan/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"According to Russian antivirus firm Dr. Web, over 600,000 Macs worldwide are infected with the Mac flashback trojan. The trojan can be installed if you visit a malicious website, and it will attempt to connect your Mac to a bonnet."</em></p><p><img height="338" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1333754097.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb; margin-left: 78px; margin-right: 78px;" width="453" /></p><p>Most of the infected machines appear to be in North America, with 57% of them in the US and 20% located in Canada. The vulnerability <a href="http://www.cultofmac.com/159103/apple-issues-second-java-update-in-two-days-following-infection-of-600000-macs/" target="_blank">was patched</a>, but in case you didn't get it done in time and are wondering if you have it, there are a couple of sites that can help you. You can either visit <a href="http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/trojan-downloader_osx_flashback_i.shtml" target="_blank">F-Secure's website</a> and they can walk you through the process to check and clean it, or you can check your machine via <a href="http://public.dev.drweb.com/april/" target="_blank">Dr. Web's site</a>. Dr. Web also has a <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr.web-light/id471859438?mt=12" target="_blank">free Mac App</a> if you prefer using that to check your machine.&nbsp;</p>