Mac users listen up! Apple has released a tool that removes the Flashback Trojan from infected Mac computers, according to Tech Crunch. Apple has been dealing with this “Mac virus,” which infected some 650,000 Mac laptops, since September of last year.
With the new removal tool, Apple is now able to disable Java applets by default (on some versions of OS X) and can now remove the Flashback Trojan from infected Macs.
This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets.
Java for OS X Lion 2012-003 delivers Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31 and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X Lion.
This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.
To read the full article, visit http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/13/apple-releases-mac-flashback-trojan-removal-tool/.