HT5246: About Flashback malware removal toolLearn about About Flashback malware removal tool
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 7:10 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Instead of using the removal tool, installing this update will remove the variants of the flashback trojan > Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8
That update is only relevant for users of Mac OS X 10.6 (aka, Snow Leopard).
There are three updates, each relevant only for one subset of Lion & Snow Leopard users. The one called "Flashback malware removal tool" is only relevant to users of Lion without Java installed. I don't recommend trying to manually figure out which update is correct and download it. Software Update will deliver the correct one, and once run, the malware should be cleaned up and Java tightened down to prevent future infections.