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Old August 2nd, 2007
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I'm very sorry for my lackign answers. I work by subscribing to forums, and somehow I forgot to subscribe to this most important of our boards...

Anyway: When you download anything from a filesharing network to your PC, you should always run it through an anti virus program before opening it.

Since you're on a Mac now, you might have to worry more about M$-Office macros (if you have M$-Office) than about other types of vira, since MacOSX is about as safe as GNU/Linux when it comes to vira.

Still it won't hurt to get a free virus scanner to check files before you open them.

While I still used Macs (till MacOS 10.3) I never worried too much, sicne Macs aren't a major target for virus authors.

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