- Kaspersky Lab upon Thursday dangling placement of a apparatus to mislay a Flashback malware aggressive Mac computers, observant a apparatus itself was creation unsuitable alterations to user computers. A deputy is approaching soon.
The lab’s Flashfake Removal Tool was dangling after Kaspersky detected which it was erroneously stealing user settings–including auto-start configurations, user configurations in browsers, as good as record pity data–from putrescent computers. It had been in operation given Monday.
“The Kaspersky Flashfake Removal Tool has been during a moment suspended,” orator Greg Sabey pronounced in an email to reporters. “The association will recover an updated chronicle of a application with a bug prepared as good as will send a presentation as shortly as it’s available.”
Sabey pronounced a opposite tool, Flashback Checker, is unblushing as good as stays in use. Flashback Checker functions otherwise than Flashflake Removal. The checker is a website where we can pulp your Mac’s singular identifier to see if you’re putrescent by Flashback. The site will additionally check which we have a ultimate Java refurbish installed, as good as have been to illustrate protected from serve infection–otherwise it will prompt we to run Apple’s Software Update.
Kaspersky’s cessation comes during a bustling week in a Flashback-fighting front. Apple upon Tuesday pronounced it was building a technical resolution to a better a malware, as good as combined which it was operative with use providers to invalidate Flashback’s “command as good as carry out network.”
The malware has reportedly influenced some-more than 600,000 Macs.
Other options sojourn available. For example, Apple issued a vegetable patch final week to tighten a Java disadvantage which Flashback exploits, yet which refurbish won’t acknowledge either you’re putrescent or mislay a malware. Last week, F-Secure published a set of Terminal commands to expose a exploit, as good as upon Monday an eccentric programmer released a Mac app which can check for a infection as well.
Kaspersky, meanwhile, asked users who had gifted problems with a Flashflake Removal Tool to email a company, or call a Moscow home bureau during 7 (495) 797-70-32. It is there to yield await or answer questions.