7 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2012 5:44 AM by etresoft
rick146 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how to use flashback remaval tool for leopard 10.5.8 ??

  • 1. Re: flashback tool removal for leapard
    Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,340 points)

    If it's Apple's tool, then download and install it, and you should be good to go if you don't see anything else. The tool is intel-only, so you will not be able to run it on PowerPC systems running Leopard.

  • 2. Re: flashback tool removal for leapard
    rick146 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    where do i find removal tool flashback for imac leopard 10.5.8 ?? I searched apple but only found flashback removable tool for snow leapard 10.6 or greater

  • 3. Re: flashback tool removal for leapard
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)
  • 4. Re: flashback tool removal for leapard
    rick146 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you   down loaded / nothing  happened / flash player still shows on desktop??

  • 5. Re: flashback tool removal for leapard
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

    Flashback and Flash are two different things. Adobe Flash is used to provide interactive web sites and video. Flashback is a malicious trojan. It was named "Flashback" by anti-virus companies. They probably don't care if that confuses people. Confusion leads to fear which leads to anti-virus software sales.

     

    To make matters worse, I posted the wrong link above. That is the link for the Leopard Flash updater designed to prevent you from running old versions of flash with security holes.

     

    Here is the link to the actual Flashback removal tool: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1534

     

    If you don't have Flashback, this tool won't do anything.

  • 6. Re: flashback tool removal for leapard
    MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,735 points)

    rick146 wrote:

     

    where do i find removal tool flashback for imac leopard 10.5.8 ?? I searched apple but only found flashback removable tool for snow leapard 10.6 or greater

    Everything you need from Apple will be found by running Software Update. Install everything you see there and run it often to stay up-to-date. If it doesn't have anything for you, then you probably don't need it.

     

    Now, why are you posting this question in the OS X 10.7 (Lion) Forum?

  • 7. Re: flashback tool removal for leapard
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

    MadMacs0 wrote:

     

    Now, why are you posting this question in the OS X 10.7 (Lion) Forum?

    People search the support site for something relevent and then click the "ask the community" link only after giving up. The point where they give up may have no bearing on their configuration. I think it would be nice to detect the machine a person is using and select a default forum for them. I don't know if that is possible with the current forum software.

     

    Someone has already reported this point and gotten it moved to the correct forum. So, all is well.