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New Trojan

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  • Trojan
  • Virus
  • Mac OS X
Last response: in Mac Os X
October 20, 2011 2:57:57 AM

Does anyone know about the new Trojan virus going around now? Any new security measures need to be taken? thanks

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October 20, 2011 10:12:09 AM

If you mean the one that has recently been mis-reported by the press, It generally poses as a Flash installer, requires administrator permission to install (like all software), it attempts to disable OSX built-in anti-malware updates (by deleting configuration files), and opens/allows remote control; as long as you have your built-in anti-malware switched on (the one between the ears) you're safe.
October 21, 2011 2:37:41 AM

JustSomeJoe said:
There's a more detailed thread at:

Looks like it's also posing as an update for Flash, this is one of the reasons I won't install Flash Player on any machine.
I have flash installed on my mbp from their website months ago. So far no problem happening to me.