Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 5:46 AM (in response to leefromreminderville)
I don't think it affects/infects OS 10.4
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to leefromreminderville)
By the way, if you're running 10.5.8 there's a forum for Leopard users. This is the Tiger 10.4 forum.
It would help to know more about your computer. To get more information, go to the Apple in the upper left corner of any window, then "About This Mac", then "More Info..." Copy and paste the information here, but omit the serial number and Hardware UUID (if present).
I have seen it mentioned that maybe the trojan only works on Intel Macs (which is why we need to know what computer you use -- adding it to your profile would help). On the other hand I don't know that this is certain. I have not seen it verified that it does not affect Tiger or Leopard users, other than maybe users of those systems may also be using non-Intel Macs.
User tip: Viruses, Trojans, Malware - and other aspects of Internet Security - https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2435
05 Apr 2012 How to Detect and Protect Against Updated Flashback Malware - http://tidbits.com/article/12918 - detection methods for multiple browsers and general information
How you disable Java depends upon your browser. Do a web search for something like Disable Java in Firefox, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to leefromreminderville)
Flashback - Detect and remove the uprising Mac OS X Trojan...
In order to avoid detection, the installer will first look for the presence of some antivirus tools and other utilities that might be present on a power user's system, which according to F-Secure include the following:
If these tools are found, then the malware deletes itself in an attempt to prevent detection by those who have the means and capability to do so. Many malware programs use this behavior, as was seen in others such as the Tsunami malware bot.