1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 12, 2012 8:00 PM by John Galt
charsalpha Level 1 Level 1

By disabling the Java web plug in in Safari does this deal with/fix the current "security" issues Apple is now addressing?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    If Software Update reports that the update is available, it means that you are or have been running Java. Install it. It will remove the Flashback malware.


    If Security Update 2012-003 does not appear, then you have not been running Java. Leave it disabled.


    In other words, merely un-checking the "enable Java" checkbox will not remove the malware if it is already present. You should install the update if it is offered to you.