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    Virus/spyware worries with Microsoft Office '11 for Mac OS X
    I am thinking about getting Microsoft Office for my Macbook Pro w/ Snow Leopard 10.6.7 but I recently read somewhere that downloading any Microsoft software is the only way a possible virus or spyware could infect my computer. Im new to macs and was just wondering if anyone knows if there is any truth to this statement or also, any info relating to viri, Microsoft software and Macs. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!

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    You may want to read the stickies about Macs/virus/trojan concerns.

    But to answer your question you'll be fine buying and using Microsoft Office for Mac.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Thanks for the help and quick response. I navigated the website more thoroughly and found a lot of helpful stuff. Thanks again for the help.

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    Glad you found the info, meant to edit and post the link....

    Thanks for posting back.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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