Just this morning we noted that Apple had not yet come out with a tool to kill the Flashback malware, and that Kaspersky and F-Secure had both developed their own free tools. This afternoon, Apple released Java for OS X 2012-003 to remove "most common variants of the Flashback malware."
According to the update notes, the Java web plug-in is also configured to disable the automatic execution of Java applets -- that's another way to keep malware like Flashback from spreading.
Following yesterday's release of fresh Java updates to remove the Flashback malware system from Macs running OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, Apple today released a standalone Flashback malware removal tool to clean infections from OS X ... Read Post
We had reported yesterday that Apple was working to take down the servers distributing the Flashback malware and that it planned to release a removal tool. Now the removal patch... Read Post