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HT5246 flashback tool removal for leapard

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rick146 Calculating status...
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May 16, 2012 3:42 PM

how to use flashback remaval tool for leopard 10.5.8 ??

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    May 16, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to rick146)

    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.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    May 16, 2012 6:05 PM (in response to rick146)
  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    May 16, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to rick146)

    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.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    May 16, 2012 8:15 PM (in response to rick146)

    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?

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    May 17, 2012 5:44 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    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.

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