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Flashback Trojan still seems prevalent ?
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Apr 12, 2012, 02:30 AM
 
On the back of last weeks announcement of the 'Flashback trojan'
I read today it appears to be back, or no ?
BBC News is currently carrying this story
Apple develops tool to 'detect and remove' Flashback Trojan

the article links to

which suggests downloading this


Something odd happened after I downloaded the app
I found I had 3 files on the desktop I double clicked one the of zip files
and it uncompressed to an applescript applet
but I'm hesitant about proceeding until I've heard from
others who are more experienced
especially in the light of
2 of the 3 appeared superfluous to my needs
but my mac says they can't be deleted, nor can I get 'Get Info' of them either

So is today's BBC story a new outbreak of this nasty Trojan or not ?
     
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Apr 12, 2012, 03:54 AM
 
This very comprehensive virus checker is free ...

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products.../download.aspx
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Apr 12, 2012, 08:21 AM
 
Thank you MacNNUK, I'm aware of this software. I used it for a while after which it gave me the pip since it kept on popping up with messages.

All I would really like to do for the moment is trash those Flashback Removal files, but the OSX alerts me with these items 'Can't be trashed" I am unable to move them and its really annoying me. So is there some other higher command I can invoke to rid these blighters ?

Apparently Apple is working on those nasty trojans as is reported here.
     
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Apr 12, 2012, 08:31 AM
 
Have you seen

Find And Remove Flashback Trojan From Your Mac Using F-Secure’s Flashback Removal Tool


Find And Remove Flashback Trojan From Your Mac Using F-Secure’s Flashback Removal Tool | Redmond Pie)

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Apr 12, 2012, 11:30 AM
 
Eureka thank you kindly MacNNUK, thank you for clearing that up.
The App worked flawlessly.

As an interesting aside, the Redmond site clearly shows most make users sticking with OSX.6, and I thought I was in the minority !
     
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Apple Releases Java Update To Officially Fix Flashback Trojan Vulnerability, Update Now!

Apple Releases Java Update To Officially Fix Flashback Trojan Vulnerability, Update Now! | Redmond Pie)
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