MAC Flashback Trojan: 140,000 still infected

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How can this of any help to not-so-techie MAC device users and what would be the effect of the software on the MAC's performance?

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MAC Flashback Trojan: 140,000 still infected

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Virus and Trojan is now a indirect enemy of every PC user. It can attack anytime by internet, pen drive, CD etc. So prevention is more better for keep secure the computer. But that’s a ashamed statement, most of PC user do not know about the procedure of virus. They usually use anti virus, Trojan cleaner and so many utilities software. But they don’t know that why the virus attacking and how can it remove. I suggest every PC users to know about virus first for remove that. Because if the doctors do not know about diseases then how it possible to give medicine!

 

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MAC Flashback Trojan: 140,000 still infected

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The Flashback Trojan virus that infected hundreds of thousands of Mac computers around the world is generally known by antivirus programs as Trojan BackDoor.Flashback. It is a Trojan horse that affects computers running on Mac OS X and nothing else. This Trojan virus is specifically designed to infect Macintosh computers and will not affect other operating systems like Linux or Microsoft Windows.

It even disguises itself as Microsoft Office Word document since there are Mac users who use Microsoft Office programs. The first variant of this Trojan horse was discovered in September 2011 by Intego antivirus company. The BackDoor.Flashback.39 variant of the Flashback Trojan horse was first discovered by F-Secure, a Finland-based computer security firm, in April 2012.

In early April of 2012 according to Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus company, they estimated that 56.6 percent of the infections were located in the United States, 19.8 percent were in Canada, 12.8 percent were in the United Kingdom, and 6.1 percent were found in Australia. The Trojan horse attacks Java vulnerability in Mac OS X. Also visit Flashback Trojan Horse Removal Tool.

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