Apple Working To Counter Flashback Trojan
Flashback Trojan virus has created a headache for Mac users. It has infected more than 600,000 Macs. An anti-virus application is needed to counter Flashback.
Apple this past Tuesday that that it was working hard to develop a means of removing Flashback Trojan from infected Macs.
Following is the statement released by Apple:
Apple released a Java update on April 3, 2012 that fixes the Java security flaw for systems running OS X v10.7 and Mac OS X v10.6. By default, your Mac automatically checks for software updates every week, but you can change that setting in Software Update preferences. You can also run Software Update at any time to manually check for the latest updates.
Apple is developing software that will detect and remove the Flashback malware.
In addition to the Java vulnerability, the Flashback malware relies on computer servers hosted by the malware authors to perform many of its critical functions. Apple is working with ISPs worldwide to disable this command and control network.
There are certain methods to remove Flashback that can found on search engines until a cure for Flashback arrives. Some of them are manual procedures to be followed to remove the virus.
Flashback Trojan virus has created a headache for Mac users. It has infected more than 600,000 Macs. An anti-virus application is needed to counter Flashback. Apple has also released an update to Java in an attempt to solve the problem.