“Ars reader and programmer Juan Leon put together a quick Flashback checker that can be run on its own to see whether the Mac in question is infected,” Jacqui Cheng reports for Ars Technica.
“The download is posted to github and can run on Mac OS X10.5 and above,” Cheng reports. “Leon also posted the source code for those interested in checking it out.”
Cheng reports, “The downloadable app runs the same three Terminal commands that we outlined in our how-to last week—it either says ‘No signs of infection were found’ or spits back further information if necessary… Leon says he didn’t include removal code in his app because it would require authentication, and we don’t want to start getting into that right now what with a malware infection making the rounds.”
More info and link to the free app here.
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