HT5246: About Flashback malware removal toolLearn about About Flashback malware removal tool
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to gayfromga)
Sorry, but there is no such tool for Leopard. You can try using ClamXav 2.2.5. Also, see:
Helpful Links Regarding Flashback Trojan
A link to a great User Tip about the trojan: Flashback Trojan User Tip
A related link in the tip to a checker: Malware Checker Dowload Link
A Google search can reveal a variety of alternatives on how the remove the trojan should your computer get infected. This can get you started.
For now I recommend the User Tip from etressoft to detect and remove:
Kaspersky Flashback Trojan Site:Flashback Trojan Detection and Removal
Also see Apple's article About Flashback malware.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 4:10 PM (in response to gayfromga)
No fix is available from Apple for your obsolete version of the Mac OS. You may be able to clear the infection, if you have it, by running the removal tool developed by a third party:
Back up all data before you take this step. If it shows you were infected, change every Internet password you have, starting with banking passwords, and check all financial accounts for unauthorized transactions.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to gayfromga)
I am using Mac 10.5.8 and am sure I have the malware.
You didn't specify whether you are using a PPC or Intel iMac.
If PPC then the evidence I have says you are immune to all variants of Flashback.
If you have an Intel iMac, then the best thing you can do is to upgrade immediately to OS X 10.6.8, if possible. If you have a MobileMe account, you can obtain a free copy of Snow Leopard by going to https://www.me.com/snow-leopard and log in.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to gayfromga)
... I am using Mac 10.5.8 and am sure I have the malware.
Apple just released the following
...and a related subject
PPC Macs are probably unaffected and it is not clear from your post whether these updates will apply to your system. Run Software Update to be sure.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to John Galt)
> PPC Macs are probably unaffected...
I'll just confirm that neither showed up on my iMac G5 when I checked earlier today. I was not expecting the Flashback remover to be there, but I was a bit surprised that the Flash Player one was not. Evidently PPC Macs have been completely abandoned, but not Leopard Intel, at least for now.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2012 3:41 AM (in response to MadMacs0)
Maybe less vulnerable than Intel, since the bad guys, at least demonstrated by the Flashback episode, aren't interested, but would think PPC Macs would, nevertheless, be vulnerable to Flash exploits.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Find a floppy disk and download this: ftp://ftp.acns.nwu.edu/pub/disinfectant/ disinfectant371.sea.hqx