Sorry what was that about your Mac not getting any viruses?
It may not be malicious enough to delete your porn stash, but the Flashback virus that has infected more than 600 000 Mac’s around the globe is enough to put a serious dent in it’s reputation as a virus free computer.
The Flashback trojan virus does however pose the very real threat of stealing your passwords and other valuable info.
So if you have a Mac and wanna know if you’re beloved computer has been infected then listen up my little Apple gimp.
How to find out if you have the Flashback virus.
- In the Apple Menu click About This Mac
- Click More Info
- Click System Report
- Select Hardware option
- Copy the Hardware UUID
Then head on over to the Dr WEB site HERE and enter your UUID. It will cross reference your Mac with their database and let you know.
Alternatively if you know what your doing you can go into Utilities and enter the following commands in Terminal.
defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment
defaults read /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment
defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
They will run automatically and if your machine is clean and not infected it will give you an error message saying ‘does not exist’. More detailed instructions with pics HERE if you’re unsure.
As for removing the Flashback virus there are some complicated instructions at F-secure.com , but apparently Apple is developing software to detect and remove it so i guess you could just wait for that hey. Here’s the updated info on the virus they released yesterday.
Lemme know if you’re Mac was infected. Havn’t heard of someone in SA having the virus.