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Flashback trojan shows Macs do get viruses

Flashback trojan shows Macs do get viruses

Apple’s Mac OS X platform has long been promoted as a safe alternative to Windows. Many Mac users have even been convinced that they are invulnerable to viruses and other forms of malware. But as the Mac’s market share has grown, it has become a bigger target.

Earlier this month, Russian antivirus company Dr. Web reported that an estimated 600,000 Macs were infected with the Flashback Trojan, malware designed to steal personal information by disguising itself as a legitimate browser plug-in.

Flashback trojan shows Macs do get viruses (The Washington Post; April 9, 2012)

Respected security software developer F-Secure created a free tool that automates the detection and removal of Flashback. You can download the tool using the link below.

Flashback Removal Tool

If you’re not sure if your Mac is infected or you need help cleaning a Flashback infection from your Mac, contact us for help at (888) 600-4560,, on Facebook, or on Twitter @coldenco.



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