I wrote a few days ago about the new Macintosh trojan program called Backdoor.Flashback.39. You can read my previous article at http://goo.gl/ZEu2H.
NOTE: A trojan is different from a virus but both are designed to create problems with your computer.
Arguments have raged back and forth about the claim of 600,000 infected Macs in the world (slightly more than one percent of all the 45 million Macs in use). Whatever the truth, a new software tool makes it simple to determine if your Mac is infected or not.
Juan Leon put together a quick Flashback Checker that tests your Mac to see whether or not it is infected. The checker will run on Mac OS X10.5 and above. You can download the super-simple Flashback Checker program at https://github.com/jils/FlashbackChecker/wiki.
The Flashback Checker program only tests for the problem, it does not remove it. Luckily, the Flashback trojan is easy to remove. If your Mac is infected, you can find removal instructions from anti-virus software producer F-Secure at http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/trojan-downloader_osx_flashback_k.shtml.
The Flashback Checker says the Mac I am using at this moment is not infected.
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