Anti-virus company Symantec said in a blog post that late last week, some Flame “command-and-control servers sent an updated command to several compromised computers.”

“This command was designed to completely remove (Flame) from the compromised computers.”

Flame malicious software (malware) appears to have been “in the wild” for two years or longer and prime targets so far have been energy facilities in the Middle East, especially in Iran…

The self-destruct command was evidently sent after Flame was exposed and investigations commenced.