|The fix to prevent getting the infection is out, but their promised detection/removal tool isn't yet. I'd bet on seeing it no later than the end of next week, and probably sooner.|
Well the current Java update does say "This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware."
I saw this at the MacInTouch site as well regarding today's Java update: Impact: A Flashback malware removal tool will be run
Description: This update runs a malware removal tool that will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the Flashback malware is found, it presents a dialog notifying the user that malware was removed. There is no indication to the user if malware is not found.
It was the previous update to Java, out a few days ago, that plugged the hole allowing the Flashback trojan to do its work. Today's update is a new one.
Unless I'm misunderstanding you, which is also entirely possible. :-)