1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 18, 2012 8:54 AM by Linc Davis
PorkAndBooze Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone know what that means? I'm not super tech-savy, but I just moved to a new place and the internet is slow/janky and I havent found much about this warning anywhere else.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,825 points)

    You’ve been infected with the “Flashback” malware. See this Apple support document:


    About Flashback malware


    Back up all data, if you haven't already done so.


    Select Software Update to install the latest Java update (if Java is already installed) or the Flashback malware removal tool (if Java is not installed under Lion), as well as any other available updates. Installing either of those items should clear the infection in most cases. You must update to the latest version of Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 before you can install the Java update.


    The removal tool runs automatically in the background and is then deleted. Don’t look for something to click. If the malware is removed, you’ll be notified.


    After you’ve secured your system — not before — change every Internet password you have, starting with banking passwords, and check all financial accounts for unauthorized transactions.