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    Default Re: Few questions for a new mac owner.

    I do have a quick question about viruses and malware on Mac. Even if I had one, could it spread itself through the computer?
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    Default Re: Few questions for a new mac owner.

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I do have a quick question about viruses and malware on Mac. Even if I had one, could it spread itself through the computer?
    A virus, by definition, can spread itself through a computer. That being said, viruses for Macs are rare. Nothing to worry about.
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    Default Re: Few questions for a new mac owner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    A virus, by definition, can spread itself through a computer. That being said, viruses for Macs are rare. Nothing to worry about.
    well, I've done scans with bit defender and malware bytes and nothing came up. so I assume Im safe. my worry is that lets say i plug in a usb drive that could contain a mac malware or virus.
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    Oh, ok. So I'll just use sleep mode then. I assume though the week I've owned it and was shutting it down didn't cause harm, right?
    Not at all
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    Default Re: Few questions for a new mac owner.

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    I do have a quick question about viruses and malware on Mac. Even if I had one, could it spread itself through the computer?
    Have had a Mac since 2000 with no virus or malware scanner/protection, and have never had an issue. Doesn't mean I can't, but nothing I've ever worried about.
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    Default Re: Few questions for a new mac owner.

    Never shut any of my Mac's down. Only time they ever shut down is on updates. Otherwise they run 24/7 without issues.
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    Default Re: Few questions for a new mac owner.

    Should I also be using encryption for backups and stuff? How do I encrypt backups and such and is it a lengthy process if I have a 1tb hard drive in the Mac and am backing up to a 5tb HDD.
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    Default Re: Few questions for a new mac owner.

    Do I need any other software other than Handbrake to rip DVDs?
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    Do I need any other software other than Handbrake to rip DVDs?
    Not really. I do like to run it through iFlicks 2 after ripping in Handbrake as it does a better job on the metadata than Handbrake.
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