Flashback Removal

Created in response to the 2012 Mac OS X Flashback malware incident,
this free tool detects and removes the Flashback trojan

The tool creates a log file (RemoveFlashback.log) on current user's Desktop. Any malicious files found are quarantined into an encrypted ZIP file named flashback_quarantine.zip and saved in the current user's Home folder. The ZIP file uses the password, "infected".

Download and Instructions

  • Download FlashbackRemoval.zip (version 1.1.0, 40KB) to the Mac machine you want to scan.
  • Double-click the ZIP package to unzip it in the current folder.
  • Double-click the FlashBack Removal app to run the tool.
  • Follow the instructions to check your system and clean any infections.