As we reported a few days ago, the malware has affected our Mac. We are no longer immune to viruses and the famous Trojan Flashback has infected over 600,000 computers because of a vulnerability in Java that opened the doors of our Mac to this malware. Meanwhile Apple is working on a proper application to detect and eliminate Flashback, antivirus companies have moved forward and have released their own applications. As an example, Karspersky of which I already talked to AppleWeblog .
Today, a second anti-virus firm F-Secure, has launched its own utility to remove Flashware, the Flashback Removal Tool . This new application works from the creation of a log file with the name that is hosted on RemoveFlashbak.log the user's desktop. If you find any infection, quarantines under a ZIP file encryption (flashback_quarantine.zip), and this file is saved in the user's home folder. The ZIP file is protected with password 'infected.'.
Prior to the tools developed by F-Secure Karspersky and many users removed the malware using the OS X terminal, but in many cases this could be confusing.
Finally, there is no official communication on the date on which the official Apple application will be available, so I recommend the use of which we have spoken in AppleWeblog.