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recommendations on how best to safeguard a Mac


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#1 prairiedances

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

Hi! I'm getting help in the other forum for my work PC, but at home I have a Macbook. I'd been told that viruses etc. aren't as prevalent with Mac but after fighting a nasty virus on my work PC I'm a bit paranoid about catching one on my home laptop. Any recommendations on how best to safeguard a Mac OS? Thanks!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hi -
A Mac in itself is very unlikely to be infected, but it can still load an infection and transfer it to another computer.
If it is part of a setup where it may transfer infections, there are a few steps that can be taken to prevent or minimize this.

Since I do not own a Mac or have a lot to do with them, your best idea would be to ask in the section of the forum that deals with Macs
Under the operating systems area is one sub-area devoted only to discussion on Mac computers only.

I feel that they will have more specific answers to this question, since most of us will only seek help from Google on the subject -

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Use this forum to discuss, ask questions, and give answers for the operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.


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Edited by noknojon, 22 August 2012 - 05:32 PM.


#3 prairiedances

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

Thanks! I looked over there and found this : http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193448/10_Simple_Tips_for_Boosting_The_Security_Of_Your_Mac

Edited by prairiedances, 22 August 2012 - 11:40 PM.





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