About the security content of Flashback malware removal tool

This document describes the security content of the Flashback malware removal tool for OS X Lion.

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Flashback malware removal tool

  • Malware removal

    Available for: OS X v10.7 or later without Java installed

    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. In some cases, the user will need to restart in order to completely remove the malware. There is no indication to the user if malware is not found. This update is available for OS X Lion systems that do not have Java installed.

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Last Modified: Apr 14, 2012
  • Last Modified: Apr 14, 2012
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