1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 12, 2012 8:00 PM by John Galt
charsalpha Level 1 (0 points)

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 (46,007 points)

    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.