martes, 10 de abril de 2012

Free tool detects Flashback Mac malware pestilence

Computerworld - A Mac developer has posted a tool that detects a Flashback malware infection on Apple's computers.
The tiny tool -- it's just a 38KB download -- was created by Juan Leon, a software engineer at Garmin International, the Kansas-based company best known for its GPS devices.
Ars Technica first reported on Leon's FlashBack Checker.
The tool spots the malware by automating a tedious process first described by security firm F-Secure last month. F-Secure's procedure required entering multiple commands in Terminal, the Mac OS X command line utility.

When Flashback Checker is run, it displays "No signs of infection were found" or provides additional information if it does detect changes the malware has made to the Mac.
Unlucky users can scrub Flashback from their machines using commercial security software -- both French vendor Intego and Finland's F-Secure offer free 30-day trials to their Mac antivirus products -- or use the complex instructions posted by the latter here.



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