1. rfoutz's Avatar
    I looked for a category to post this question, but didn't see one.
    I've always used a PC, and every time I would be done using the internet, I would disconnect and run ccleaner.
    I just ordered my first iMac, and am somewhat aware that Apple OS is a lot safer and secure than PC.
    My question is that, even though the computer will be put to sleep when not in use, is it safe to keep the internet connection live?
    Thank you for any response.
    10-17-2014 09:34 AM
  2. kch50428 said: Best Answer

    The most important thing you can do is make sure that you, and your trusted devices are the only things that can use your home network and its internet connection... you're fine to leave your Mac on 24-7.
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    The most important thing you can do is make sure that you, and your trusted devices are the only things that can use your home network and its internet connection... you're fine to leave your Mac on 24-7.
    10-17-2014 10:13 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yes it's fine to leave the internet connected. It's fine for Windows PCs as well really as long as you are behind a router with a firewall (most home routers have one) and run anti-virus.

    My work Windows machine and home Mac are always connected to the Internet and I've never had any trouble with it.
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    10-17-2014 10:16 AM
  5. rfoutz's Avatar
    Thank you both for your insight.
    On my PC i use Kaspersky, and scan with Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.
    My understanding is on a Mac, the use of an internet suite is not needed. Am I correct in this thought?
    10-17-2014 10:34 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Thank you both for your insight.
    On my PC i use Kaspersky, and scan with Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.
    My understanding is on a Mac, the use of an internet suite is not needed. Am I correct in this thought?
    A large majority of Mac users don't run a security/antivirus suite. I've never had any issues but I also make sure to practice safe surfing.
    kch50428 likes this.
    10-17-2014 11:44 AM
  7. SprSynJn's Avatar
    If I may ask a serious question, why do you want to keep your computer on 24/7?
    10-17-2014 11:59 AM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If I may ask a serious question, why do you want to keep your computer on 24/7?
    Well my Mac Mini is a media server so it never gets turned off. My laptop sleeps when not being used but I rarely turn it off. No reason to turn it that I see.
    kch50428 likes this.
    10-17-2014 12:10 PM

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