Apple provided two ways to Mac users to remove the currently active flashback Trojans. Firstly, a new Java security update, the most common variants of the trojan can be removed.In addition, the update disables the automatic execution of Java applets.The update can be downloaded via Software Update or the linked support documents.
Apple writes the following in the release notes:
With this Java security update, the most common variants of the flashback are removed malware.In addition, with this update the Java Web plug-in configured to automatically run Java applets are disabled.This can be reactivated via the Java Preferences.Were carried out over a longer period, no applets, they are from the Java Web plug-in is disabled again.This update is recommended for all Mac users who have Java installed haben.Einzelheiten about this update, please visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5242?viewlocale=de_de.
For others, now is the flashback Removal Tool on the Apple servers to download and can the Trojan horse from infected Macs using OS X Lion without a Java installer, remove.Even though the Trojans will be channeled mainly through a security hole in Java, there are other ways to infect a Mac.For this reason, a separate removal tool was developed to remove the trojan.
With this update, the most common variants of the flashback are removed malware.This update includes the same tool for removing malware such as Java for OS X 2012-003.This update is recommended for all Mac users who do not have Java installed.
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