How long until potential installation CD malware becomes too outdated to be a threat?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Janfar, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Janfar, Nov 25, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2016

    Janfar macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I was going through my old installation CDs for stuff either too old to have internet support or helper programs not found anywhere (and they were all bought from shops) and got this question out of curiosity: how long would it take before any potential malware on CDs would become too outdated to infect new Macs? If it's few years old for example?
     
  2. Teon macrumors regular

    Teon

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    less
    depends on the popularity of the virus (I think), but usually after the appearance of the vaccine virus (closing holes in the core) released after one to two months
    but it is a theory, bro. All on your own with...
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Such a question is virtually impossible to answer. There are many ways in which malware can be made and affect the system.
     

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