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Security company F-Secure released a tool today to automate the detection and clean-up of the Flashback Trojan. The virus has been infecting Mac computers, which are generally mistaken as impervious to viruses.
The tool can be downloaded from F-Secure’s website and comes as a zipped file. Once downloaded, a user must unzip the file, and follow instructions to find the virus. If the trojan exists on the computer, the tool will isolate it in a password protected file in your “Home” file. The password to this file is “infected.” It will also save a log file of all its activities on your computer. The tool will also give instructions for how to clean your system up.