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    Just got a Mac!  Safe to install this update?

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    Just got a Mac! Safe to install this update?
    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!

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    Just got a Mac!  Safe to install this update?
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    Why not just download and install it yourself? Mac OS X v10.6.3 v1.1 Update (Combo)
    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!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Just got a Mac!  Safe to install this update?
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    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)

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    Just got a Mac!  Safe to install this update?

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    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?

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    Just got a Mac!  Safe to install this update?
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    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.
    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!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Just got a Mac!  Safe to install this update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    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.

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    Just got a Mac!  Safe to install this update?
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    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.

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