6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 4, 2012 2:51 PM by mgs4dave
mgs4dave Level 1 Level 1

Is there a free flashback virus checker/removal tool for Snow Leopard 10.6.3?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Reply by BobHarris on Jun 4, 2012 12:52 PM Helpful

To be more explicit.  When you apply (or previously applied) the most recent security update, the Software Update utility would have automatically executed the Flashback malware removal tool.  It would have also notified you if it detected the flashback malware.

 

There is nothing else you need to do beside apply all the Software updates available.

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  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    For 10.6.3?   Sure.  Here's a start at what's available.  There's a lot.

     

    But far and away the easiest is to upgrade to 10.6.8, and you'll then have access to the Apple tools for this detection and removal, and also the fix for the Java vulnerability, and you'll also have installed the various other security fixes that have been released since 10.6.3 shipped, too.

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5

    mgs4dave wrote:

     

    Is there a free flashback virus checker/removal tool for Snow Leopard 10.6.3?

    I cannot think of any justification for still running 10.6.3. There may be valid reasons to wait a week or two before updating, but your's has not been updated in over two years!

  • mgs4dave Level 1 Level 1

    My bad, I do have OS 10.6.8 not .3.

    Where do I access Apple tools for the detection and removal, if i have it?

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5

    mgs4dave wrote:

     

    Where do I access Apple tools for the detection and removal, if i have it?

    Software Update has all you need.

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6

    To be more explicit.  When you apply (or previously applied) the most recent security update, the Software Update utility would have automatically executed the Flashback malware removal tool.  It would have also notified you if it detected the flashback malware.

     

    There is nothing else you need to do beside apply all the Software updates available.

  • mgs4dave Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks to all involved.

    Appreciate the rapid responses to my query.