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EmilyQ
04-25-2010, 07:22 PM
I just got a Mac today and my friend was kind enough to put Mac OS X v10.6.3 v1.1 Update (Combo) on a disc for me. I wanted to get started Macing right away, but I do have a concern.

My friend doesn't take care of his Mac. He doesn't update it and he has pirated iworks which I read has a trojan, but I don't know if his has one or not. So now I don't know if I should install the combo update or not. Could his computer which he doesn't take care of have messed up the file? Can I be sure if it's legitimate or not?

I was reading through the threads here on trojans, viruses, and security. In one or two I saw someone worried that one of the files was .1 or so bigger than they thought it would be. That's not anything to worry about in my opinion, but something that strikes me as odd is the combo update on the disc my friend gave me is 823.4 MB, where as Apple's website lists it as 785.29 MB. That's a big difference!

cwa107
04-25-2010, 07:34 PM
Why not just download and install it yourself? Mac OS X v10.6.3 v1.1 Update (Combo) (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1017)

harryb2448
04-25-2010, 07:35 PM
G'day and welcome to the forums.

Emily if you are that concerned about the update, go to th Apple web site and download directly from there. Give it all time to work almost 800MB:-

Mac OS X v10.6.3 v1.1 Update (Combo) (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1017)

EmilyQ
04-25-2010, 07:37 PM
I don't want to sound lazy, but because it would take a long time. If I went to a computer tech/repair shop and asked them to download it for me do you think I could trust that the file would be legitimate?

cwa107
04-25-2010, 07:39 PM
Are you on dial-up? It's 786MB. Sure, it won't be immediate, but it should only take an hour or two, even on a slow DSL connection.

EmilyQ
04-25-2010, 07:40 PM
Are you on dial-up? It's 786MB. Sure, it won't be immediate, but it should only take an hour or two, even on a slow DSL connection.

My connection is slow and has kind of been on the fritz lately. We're going to have someone look at it.

dtravis7
04-25-2010, 07:45 PM
That Trojan that comes with some pirated copies of iWork is not a virus. It does not replicate. I doubt the 10.6.3 update would have anything wrong with it. If it were Windows and a Windows Virus, then I would have the same concerns you do, but with OSX, no problem.