About the security content of Flashback Removal Security Update

This document describes the security content of Flashback Removal Security Update.

Flashback Removal Security Update can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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Flashback Removal Security Update

  • Malware removal

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.5 through v10.5.8

    Impact: A Flashback malware removal tool will be run

    Description: This update runs a malware removal tool that will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the Flashback malware is found, it presents a dialog notifying the user that malware was removed. There is no indication to the user if malware is not found.

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