Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 11:03 PM (in response to FunBoo)
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.
ClamXAV, free Virus scanner...
Little Snitch, stops/alerts outgoing stuff...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 11:06 PM (in response to BDAqua)
apple is doing it for you if you update it...
I went through all this the other night with the homemade program...and advice like you just gave..
APPLE HAS FIXED IT FOR ME WITH A UNIVERSAL UPDATE...
i posted a few things trying to figure out if i deleted programs and stuff i need..
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 2:24 AM (in response to FunBoo)
You will find this User Tip on Viruses, Trojan Detection and Removal, as well as general Internet Security and Privacy, useful:
The User Tip (which you are welcome to print out and retain for future reference) seeks to offer guidance on the main security threats and how to avoid them, including how to prevent, detect and/or remove the Flashback Trojan.