Flashback Malware Removal Tool
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Apple's Flashback malware removal tool will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. This update is recommended for all OS X 10.7 Lion users without Java installed.

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.

See this Apple Support article for more details about this update.

See this Apple support article for
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later






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Vanish reviewed on 16 Apr 2012
Interesting that so many people bash Apple's effort here without actually reading the description. This is for Lion user WITHOUT java installed. If you have java installed, which all prior version of OS X shipped that way, the patch to handle this has already been handled in the java updates.

Read before speaking people.
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OSX-FTW! reviewed on 14 Apr 2012
I think Apple has handled this issue in a responsible and timely manner. I think they deserve some credit for that.
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Fahirsch replied on 14 Apr 2012
A resposible and timely manner would have been when Oracle published the patch, or better, when the malware appeared in the wild
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Donmontalvo replied on 14 Apr 2012
Timely? Apple no longer includes Java with OS X, but they offer it as a download. If Apple is going to provide a Java installer, they MUST include the necessary patches. The Java "fix" was released 3 months ago. Apple dropped the ball. Plain. And. Simple.
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WordWeaver replied on 15 Apr 2012
Timely? Oh gosh; I am a 20+ years dedicated Macintosh user, but timely? Really? I don't think so. Some of these third party app developes clearly beat Apple to the punch on this one.
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Umaromc replied on 15 Apr 2012
...considering Apple isn't an antivirus company I'd agree with OSX-FTW.
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Nontroppo replied on 16 Apr 2012
Oracle released 1.6.0_31 mid-February -- only taken Apple TWO months to release it...

Certainly not 5-star response!!! Just-enough security is certainly not good enough security...
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Umaromc replied on 16 Apr 2012
Nontroppo, I'd agree but Oracle makes Java, doesn't it? Now if there was such a serious loophole in the design of OS X or some recently released APPLE PRODUCT, yes, I'd agree but Apple doesn't publish Java and isn't an antivirus company.

I'd suggest a free Mac antivirus program long [and a handful] available for those whom think the shoemaker should defend against athlete's foot.
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Fahirsch reviewed on 14 Apr 2012
Shameful it's only for 10.7 (that's why only one star).
Apple may have no legal obligation to put up this tool, but it wouldn't hurt it's bottom line to do so for those user whose hardware doesn't allow them to instal 10.7.
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OSX-FTW! replied on 14 Apr 2012
I think you're misguided here. Apple has released several patches for Java and malware tools for previous OS users.

This tool, is for 10.7 because 10.7 didn't ship with Java.
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Fahirsch replied on 14 Apr 2012
Nope. I'm not misguided. The previous Java releases where for 10.6 and 10.7, leaving 10.4 and 10.5 users in the lurch.
It.s true that Apple has no obligation to do anything about it. But Apple said it woud do so, and instead of releasing a tool for exclusively the small universe of 10.7 users that don't use or don't have Java installed, it could have made a tool for the 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 users da do have Jave installed.
(Disclosure: I use 10.7)
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Kacie rated on 18 May 2012

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Date:14 Apr 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Apple's Flashback malware removal tool will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. This update is recommended for all OS X 10.7 Lion users without Java installed.

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.

See this Apple Support article for more details about this update.

See this Apple support article for information about the security content of this update.

SHA1: d4372b9bb14387a20567817ab7e03ea103fdffc2


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