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Computing and Information Services

Flashback Trojan

As you will be aware there has been a trojan affecting appox 600,00 Macs across the world

Information from Apple Support

To protect your machine, you should ensure that :

  • your Mac is running the latest Apple updates.
  • you install an Antimalware package
  • check that your Mac has not been infected with the trojan


Update your Mac

Install Antimalware Software

For Personal Machines -
For University Machines - Please contact the It Servicedesk to arrange installation of the Sophos Endpoint software


Check that your Mac has not been infected with the Flashback trojan

As well as a full scan with your Antivirus product there are specific tools for the Flashback trojan

If you have OSX 10.7 ( Lion)

Apple have a removal tool which can be downloaded from the link below


For OSX 10.6 and earlier

F Secure have released a detection / removal tool