Tool for cleaning Flashback from Apple Macintosh Computers
In September 2011, the Flashback Trojan
began attacking Apple
Flashback masquerades as a plug-in for Web browsers on a
Macintosh computer, but really is software designed to steal passwords and personal
information from Macintosh users.
At UD, we are still detecting student computers infected with
If you receive notification from the IT Support Center that your
Macintosh computer is infected with Flashback, you can use a free tool
to clean Flashback from your system.
- Go to F-Secure's Flashback Removal Tool Web site. Click the
FlashbackRemoval image at the site to download the tool.
- After you've downloaded the tool, double-click the FlashbackRemoval tool to run it on your Macintosh. The tool may
be in your computer's Downloads folder or on your computer's
- If you see a message asking if you are sure you want to
open the tool, click Open.
- Read the F-Secure Flashback Removal Tool license
agreement, then click Accept to run the tool.
Follow the instructions on the screen to detect and, if
necessary, clean Flashback from your computer.
To prevent your Macintosh computer from getting re-infected,
For further information, contact the IT Support Center.