Josh Lowensohn reports for CNET:

Feeling a bit skittish about using a mostly-hidden Mac OS X utility and running lines of code to see if your Mac is one of the 650,000-some infected with the Flashback malware? There’s a new tool that’s much simpler.

Dr. Web, the same Russian security firm that’s been tracking the scope and scale of the Flashback malware’s spread worldwide, now has a free, Web-based utility that will tell you if your machine has been compromised, and is — in fact — plugged into the botnet network.

The utility does require some digging around in the “About This Mac” window to locate the hardware ID number, which Dr. Web checks against its database of infected computers.  Currently the company is reporting that 1.8 percent of Mac users who have visited the site are infected.

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