Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to wpociengel)
I agree, iOS is terrible on a Desktop Computer, & now Windows & every flavor of Linux is going that way.
I also like how the communities no longer support this version.
Huh, I'm here everyday trying to help!???
ClamXAV, free Virus scanner...
Little Snitch, stops/alerts outgoing stuff...
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.
The most current flashback removal instructions are F-Secure's Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.K.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to wpociengel)
Support for Java on the powerpc architecture stopped at Java 5. Apple offered support for the Java 6 version -intel CPU for 10.5.X until the EOL of OS X 10.5. The best advice I can give you is to live what you have.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to wpociengel)
The SW I have currently does everything I need...
Are you really still on OS X 10.5.7 or just forget to update your profile. There are good reasons to update to 10.5.8 and almost no reason not to.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to wpociengel)
disable java plugin and use a modern browser instead of Safari ( 5.0.x on Leo is outdated ) is the only way to stay safe from the current trojans. They all depend on Java in the Browser.
Apple does obviously no longer support Leopard, so you are on your own.
Alternatively if you dont plan for new Mac OS or new Apple Computers but still want a modern and supported OS which will run on Macs you could install a Linux of your choice ( available for PowerPCs and Intel-Macs ), they usually ship with the latest Firefox that supports Java and Flash. But this makes it not any dot "safer" : Java as well as flash is platform-independant code, so malware can easily hit these systems also sooner or later.