Well that was relatively quick, kind of. Apple today finally released a software update that removes the much ballyhooed Flashback trojan that has reportedly infected over 600,000 Mac users (about 1% of Mac users worldwide).
The update, which checks in at about 70mb, is available to Snow Leopard and OS X Lion users via Apple’s software update utility.
This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
This update also configures the Java web plug-in to disable the automatic execution of Java applets. Users may re-enable automatic execution of Java applets using the Java Preferences application. If the Java web plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable Java applets.
This update is recommended for all Mac users with Java installed.