The website Secure Mac has found a new Trojan Horse that is making the rounds. What’s interesting about this one is that it’s specifically cross-platform, meaning both Macs and PCs are targeted.
What’s worse is that this Trojan Horse is spreading through lots of social networking sites. (Which usually means a widespread outbreak is imminent.)
The Secure Mac website says the Trojan Horse is “currently appearing as a link in messages on social networking sites with the subject “Is this you in this video?” When a user clicks the infected link, the trojan initially runs as a Java applet, which downloads other files to the computer… When run, the installer modifies system files to bypass the need for passwords, allowing outside access to all files on the system… While running, the trojan horse hijacks user accounts to spread itself further via spam messages.”
Once you’ve downloaded the virus removal app, double click on the BTRT.DMG icon and then double click on the “Boonana Trojan Removal Tool” drive that appears on your desktop.
From there, you can double click on the Boonana Removal Tool icon…
…then click on the OPEN button when prompted…
…ACCEPT the license agreement…
…then press the SCAN button. That’s it.
When the scan is complete (and it will only take a few seconds), you will see the results (and a small sales pitch for their software.)
Just go to FILE and QUIT after the scan is complete!
You can read more about it on the Secure Mac website here.