HT5244: About Flashback malwareLearn about About Flashback malware
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to Jmarcinkowski)
Not if you are running Leopard. Get a decent anti-virus utility like ClamXav 2.2.5
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 2:42 PM (in response to Jmarcinkowski)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to Kappy)
thank you for the information.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to Klaus1)
thank you for the link to the article.
To Kappy and Klaus1: I ran the antivirus ClamXav and nothing was detected, so there must be some other cause to my system running slowly. I suspect there is a program running in the background that I'm not aware of. Guess I need to have my tech guy friend come do some maintenance for me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to Jmarcinkowski)
I heard ere is malware infecting 1:5 macs now.
<sigh> The internet - where truth goes to die.
You don't have to wait for anyone. You can run Activity Monitor and see which applications are taking your CPU.