This tutorial will show you how to check if your Mac computer has been infected with the Flashback Trojan.
Because we have announced that Apple has finally released a fix for the infected Mac computers with the Flashback Trojan, we are now presenting you a short tutorial on how to find out if your OS X PC is infected with the already popular above mentioned virus.
You will be using an application in the process of checking your Mac if it has been infected with the Trojan virus. But don’t worry because things are rally simple and we are going to explain very clearly this process.
I know that this may look a bit too late, but because we wouldn’t believe that our all mighty Mac computer has got affected by this kind of threat, we didn’t care too much about looking into our systems to see if the Flashback Trojan has infiltrated. Therefore, before updating with the software update that Apple has released today in order to fix the vulnerability that the a/m virus has used, you could follow this short tutorial and find out if you have been a victim, too.
How To Check If Your Mac PC Has Been Infected With Flashback Trojan
- The application that we were talking a few rows above is called FlashbackChecker and it is provided by Github. Obviously, you won’t have to pay for downloading it.
- After the above mentioned download process has ended, extract the content of the zip file on your computer and run FlashbackChecker.
- You will see the below mentioned picture which contains the “Check for Flashback Infection” . Just click on it and then you will be displayed with the results of this verification, in the box below the a/m button, while this application is scanning your system.
This is the entire process which you need to apply in order to find out if your Mac computer has been infected with the already popular Flashback Trojan. The scan of the system does not take too long and it is very efficient.
Obviously, if the result of this scan shows the fact that your system is infected, we advise you to update your OS X with the latest Apple fix than will delete the Flashback Trojan. Even if you have not been the victim of any infection, the above mentioned advice remains valid. That’s because it looks like the hackers have turned their attention from Windows PC’s to Mac computers, due to the increasing of users that have adopted this platform, lately.